In this Sept. 20, 2014 file photo, Cardinal Francis George speaks at a news conference in Chicago.
(AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)
April 17, 2015

Chicago Cardinal Francis George Dies At Age 78

Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal, has died. He was 78.


Scott McCorkle, CEO Salesforce.com, joins Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long, left, and House Speaker Brian C. Bosma as they announce changes to the state's new religious objections law.
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
April 02, 2015

Indiana Lawmakers, Governor Approve Religious Law Changes

The changes to the religious objections law were announced Thursday morning, and approved by both chambers that afternoon.  Republican Gov. Mike Pence later signed the altered measure, which takes effect in July.


Thousands of opponents of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, gathered on the lawn of the Indiana State
(AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
April 01, 2015

Rauner, Sen. Kirk Criticize New Indiana Law

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said the Indiana religious-objections law could 'open the door to discriminatory behavior', while U.S. Senator Mark Kirk called it 'basically un-American.'


Rabbi Isaac Neuman at a service to mark his initiation and the reopening of the East Berlin synagogue in 1987.
(AP-Photo/Elke Bruhn-Hoffmann/- 09/23/1987.)
November 18, 2014

Champaign Rabbi, Holocaust Survivor, Isaac Neuman Dies

A colleague of Isaac Neuman is remembering the longtime leader of Champaign’s Jewish community as a kind and wise man who always spoke the truth.  Neuman died Monday at age 91.


Pope Francis delivers his blessing at the end of a special audience held at the Vatican Saturday.
(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
November 15, 2014

Pope Denounces Euthanasia As “Sin Against God”

Pope Francis denounced the right to die movement Saturday, saying it's a "false sense of compassion'' to consider euthanasia as an act of dignity when in fact it's a sin against God and creation.  


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