Marquette Wire

Reactions to Pope Francis’ comment on Zika virus, birth control

Lydia Slattery, Religion & Social Justice Reporter

February 25, 2016

During a flight from Mexico to Rome, Pope Francis approved the use of contraceptives as acceptable for pregnant women fearing the birth defects caused by the Zika virus.

Church abuse law suit filed in Wisconsin

Pat Simonaitis

April 29, 2010

A lawsuit, filed last week on behalf of a Milwaukee victim of a string of sexual abuses by the deceased Rev. Lawrence Murphy, is naming Pope Benedict XVI and other Vatican officials as defendants, bringing the Murphy scandal...

STAFF EDITORIAL: A call for faithful transparency

April 6, 2010

Church officials and media alike, hear this: Thou shalt not tell half-truths. In suit with the recent uproar of Vatican and diocesan cover-ups of child molestation cases, the credibility of the Roman Catholic Church is plummeting...

Listecki named new Milwaukee archbishop

Pat Simonaitis

November 14, 2009

The Most Rev. Jerome Edward Listecki has been named Milwaukee's new archbishop. He becomes  the 11th archbishop of the Milwaukee, replacing the Most Rev. Timothy Dolan as head of the 10-county, 700,000-member archdiocese....

Mother Teresa statue is “visual reminder”

Glenn Oviatt

October 6, 2009

For nearly five years, the statue of Mother Teresa of Calcutta waited for its unveiling. During that time, the university worked with the statue’s donor to bring a prominent Catholic figure to Milwaukee for the statue’s blessing: Pop...