HOBART | As a kid growing up in Hobart, Brian Gallagher had a lot of big dreams.
It's not exactly a holy war, but churches have been forced to develop a new battle plan to recapture people's interest from the myriad other obligations, attractions and distractions vying for their time and attention.
Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.
VATICAN CITY | Pope Francis baptized 10 people Saturday and urged them to bring their faith "to the ends of the Earth" as he presided over an Easter Vigil in St. Peter's Basilica.
Pope Francis holds the Holy Gospel as he celebrates the Easter vigil service on Saturday in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican.
VATICAN CITY | In an unprecedented blending of papacies past, present and future, retired Pope Benedict XVI joined Pope Francis at a ceremony Saturday to formally install new cardinals who will elect their successor.
When he turned 75, Cardinal Francis George did what the Roman Catholic Church expects of its bishops. He submitted his resignation so the pope could decide how much longer the cardinal would serve.
A story in Monday's editions about Northwest Indiana Catholics' opinions about Pope Francis incorrectly identified the chaplain and member of the board of trustees for Bishop Noll Institute who is quoted in the story. His name is the Rev. Kevin Scalf. The priest named in the story is a forme…
Though Pope Francis has been the leader of the Catholic Church for less than a year, many Catholics in Northwest Indiana report an overwhelming positive response to the new leadership.
Twenty years ago, when our region first developed a Quality of Life Indicators Report, the founders of the report recognized the harmful impact poverty has on all who call our region home. The latest version of the report shows that since 2000, the poverty rate has increased in Lake, Porter …
The teenage generation is usually generalized as more liberal, or just more accepting, than the preceding generations.
Like many people who meet Pope Francis I, a region priest says he was struck by the pontiff's humanity when the two met last month in Rome.
Pope Francis is the first pontiff to reach into the 13th century and choose the name of a humble Christian called St. Francis of Assisi. How significant for the Catholic Church and for Orthodox and Protestant Christians!
HAMMOND | As the world learned a cardinal from Argentina would become the new head of the Catholic Church, a Hammond woman immediately recognized the name as a bishop she had met in the 1990s while living in the Latin American country.
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