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Illinois Civil Unions Bill PASSES State Senate, Quinn Vows To Sign

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Less than 24 hours after it was passed by the Illinois House of Representatives, the state Senate voted to approve a measure that would allow gay coup...

Illinois Civil Unions Bill PASSES State House

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois House of Representatives passed a historic civil unions bill Tuesday evening after many moving speeches on the House floor. SB1716, the...

Illinois Lawmakers To Vote On Civil Unions TODAY

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For weeks, supporters of Illinois' civil unions bill have been vocal and confident--and today the Illinois House of Representatives could finally vote...

A Tribute To Larry King

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Joseph

I'm one of the few people who've had the good fortune to turn the tables on Larry King by interviewing him and it remains an unforgettable experience.

Day of the Dead 2010 Celebrations Kick Off Internationally (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

For many Roman Catholics around the world, Halloween is officially old news, as many will partake in colorful celebrations today to mark another spook...

ENOUGH: First Protest At Vatican Over Catholic Sex Scandal

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Italian police blocked victims of Catholic priest sexual abuse from protesting near the Vatican on Sunday, the AP is reporting. The demonstration was ...

Does Anti-Reid Obit Foretell Dem Demise?

Michael L. Millenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael L. Millenson

Talk about anti-incumbent passion. James L. Srch used his obituary to get in one last protest against the re-election of Senate Majority Leader Harry ...

Angle: Racking up Millions as She Spreads Islamophobia

Jehan S. Harney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jehan S. Harney

Sharia (meaning legislation in English) is simply the rules that govern the lives of Muslims from daily prayers and fasting to inheritance. Sharia does not -- and never will -- apply to non-Muslims.

Leftists Who Love Israel -- A Self-Help Guide

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

I'd like to talk about this problem I have. You can't talk about it to just anyone. Friends of mine have it too. But you'll never see this one on Dr. ...

Denver Archbishop Chaput May Reconsider New York Times Boycott

Nicole Neroulias Gupte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Nicole Neroulias Gupte

Why does Denver Archbishop Charles J. Chaput refuse to speak to The New York Times? Laurie Goodstein, the newspaper's national religion correspondent, got her chance to ask him directly.

New York Review Of Books: Newman's Saga With The Catholic Church

The New York Review of Books | Garry Wills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Stealing Newman" By Gary Wills Pope Benedict XVI is the best-dressed liar in the world. And in England he presided over the best set-designed lie i...

Who Should We Hate Next?

Dave Hackel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Hackel

Who should we hate next? All car owners because one person drove drunk? It wasn't all Muslims who attacked us. It was an evil few, and they were all members of al Qaeda.

An Open Letter to Glenn Beck

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Before, I thought you were just another cable news talk show host. Now, you are using the language of a spiritual and even a religious leader. But to invoke the name of God and the vocation of a spiritual leader has consequences.

Spain vs. Holland -- a Bitter history

Alan Elsner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Alan Elsner

As it became clear that Spain would face the Netherlands in the World Cup Final, I was reading Arturo Perez-Reverte's historical novel The Sun over Breda. It's a reminder of the bloody and painful history that joins these two nations.

Rev. Michael Pfleger Apologizes For Saying Priests Should Be Allowed To Marry, Women Should Be Able To Become Priests

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — An activist Catholic priest in Chicago who made headlines when he mocked Hillary Clinton during her presidential campaign is apologizi...

The Hidden Wealth Of The Catholic Church

Der Spiegel | Anna Catherin Loll and Peter Wensierski | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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Vatican Makes Peace With The Beatles, John Lennon's Jesus Comment

AP | ALESSANDRA RIZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has finally made peace with the Beatles, saying their drug use, "dissolute" lives and even the claim that the band wa...

Pope Appoints Panel To Investigate Child Abuse In Ireland

AP | ALESSANDRA RIZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI on Monday appointed nine prelates, including the archbishops of Boston and New York, to investigate child abuse...

What Glenn Beck Doesn't Understand About Biblical Social Justice

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Jesus said that we should love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us. I invited Beck to a civil and respectful conversation about the issues at stake here, but he has chosen a different path.

Pope Implicated In Cover-Up Of Wisconsin Sex Abuse Case

Huffington Post / AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

As a cardinal, Pope Benedict XVI and other Vatican officials did not punish or even hold a trial within the Catholic church for a Wisconsin priest who...

"Courage, Muslim Brothers": How My Friends At Catholic Worker Stood Up To Guantánamo Cover-Up

Sander Hicks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sander Hicks

Forty-two Catholic peace radicals were arrested at the U.S. Capitol Building, protesting torture and the cover-up surrounding three 2006 Guantánamo detainee deaths, on January 21, 2010.

Janine Denomme, Woman Ordained As Catholic Priest, Denied Catholic Burial By Church

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago woman who devoted her life to the Catholic Church and advocated that the church accept women as priests died Monday, and now the church will...

A Universal Win: Universal Health Care Means Less Abortion and More Choice

Jessica Arons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Arons

Now we know -- universal health care coverage may lead to a reduction in the abortion rate, confirming what many have long suspected but have never before been able to prove in the United States.

Germany Abuse: Diocese Suspends Convicted Sex Abuser

AP | MELISSA EDDY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — A German archdiocese that Pope Benedict XVI oversaw from 1977 to 1982 said Monday that a priest convicted in 1986 of sexually abusing c...

Pro-Life Group Urges Congress To Pass Health Care Reform

National Catholic Reporter | Thomas C. Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Twenty-five pro-life Catholic theologians and Evangelical leaders yesterday sent letters to members of Congress urging them not to let misleading info...