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The Rev. Richard McBrien dies at 78; liberal Catholic theologian

The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theologian known for his unabashedly liberal stands on various church teachings and his popular books on Catholicism, died Sunday in his native Connecticut after a lengthy illness, according to the school. He was 78.

Fr Richard McBrien RIP

I have just seen a report that Fr Richard McBrien has died after a lengthy illness. (Also here, at the website of Notre Dame University, where he formerly taught.) Fr McBrien was a prominent presence in the American Catholic world from the 1970s on, often called upon by the media to comment on Catholic issues. Show More Summary

Rick Santorum Says Pope Francis Is ‘Hard To Listen To’

Pope Francis is the leader of the Catholic church, and according to the church’s catechism, we’re supposed to listen to every single thing he says. To be more specific, “For the Roman Pontiff…has full, supreme, and universal power over...Show More Summary

Catholic Loyola University Invites Speaker Who Thanked God for Abortion

In 2013, MSNBC host Touré Neblett, garnered criticism from pro-life advocates after thanking God for abortion in what he called an “abortion rant” on his show “The Cycle.” He said, “I thank God and country” that abortion was there when he wanted it. Then he mentioned that abortion “saved” him from an awkward relationship with […]

New President of Catholic Charities Supported Pro-Abortion Obamacare

The new president of Catholic Charities USA was a special assistant to the president of Georgetown University before serving six years as prioress of the activist Adrian Dominican Sisters in Michigan.  She also led an association of women religious that was the subject of a recent Vatican investigation and publicly undermined the bishops’ efforts to […]

Beauty Queen Died During Liposuction Procedure She Won As Prize 

Catherine Cando, a 19-year-old Ecuadorian model who was crowned the Queen of Durán last fall, died during a liposuction surgery that she won with her title. She was studying medicine at the Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil. Read more...

U-M Experts Can Discuss Papal Visits to Sri Lanka, Philippines

Pope Francis on Thursday visits the Philippines--one of the most devoutly Catholic countries in the world. Professors at the University of Michigan are available to discuss the pope's leadership challenges and the Church's influence in the country and other parts of Asia.

Governor Mario Cuomo, Catholic Politician Who Respected Separation of Church and State, Dies at 82

As the stories about former New York Governor Mario Cuomo pour in following his death earlier today, I'm reminded of a speech the famously Catholic politician gave at the University of Notre Dame in 1984. In it, he reminded the audience...Show More Summary

Marquette University Suspends Tenured Professor After He Criticized Instructor Who Prohibited Student From Discussing Gay Marriage Opposition

Marquette University has suspended a tenured political science professor after he blogged about his disapproval of the actions of a teaching assistant at the Catholic school, who forbade a student from discussing an opposing view to gay marriage in her class.

Marquette University Suspends Professor, Accusing Him of Homophobic Comments

Marquette University seems to be sending a message to students and faculty who support Catholic doctrine regarding marriage: if you oppose gay marriage keep your mouth shut.

Unlawful Harassment To Express The Catholic Church’s Position On SSM At a Jesuit University

[guest post by JD] From the “I told you so” files … These precious little snowflakes get the vapors from the mere existence of disagreement. In a university environment. There is so much irony and hypocrisy in this, it is hard to pick a place to start. You will be forced to care. —-JD

Edinburgh University has Given a Library Card to a Cat

Jordan has turned his back on his Catholic friar owners and adopted Edinburgh University library as his main residence. The feline has his own Facebook page set up by students with over 6,800 “likes”. And now the black and white pet has been made “official” by getting a card for the library, complete with a photo and 2017 expiry date. Show More Summary

Why Did a Catholic University Encourage Students to Volunteer at Planned Parenthood and NARAL?

According to the University of St. Thomas website, their mission as a university is “inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition to educate students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good.” The Minnesota based Catholic college also lists a few of their convictions, which these include […]

Marquette University Encouraging Catholic Professors to Report Gay Marriage Opposition as Form of 'Harassment'

Catholic professors and other faculty members at a prominent Wisconsin Catholic university are now being trained to report any school employees who voice their opposition to same-sex marriage as a form of harassment to the university's human resources office.

Turning the Heat Down After Ferguson

I was born in Detroit the third of eleven children in an Irish Catholic family to a father who worked in the auto industry and to a mom who was a public school teacher, and both of whom graduated from the University of Detroit. Not long...Show More Summary

New Technique Allows Researchers To Extract Audio From Silent Video

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : CrunchGear

By looking at the minute vibrations in high speed video, researchers at the Department of Engineering of the Catholic University of America have created a method for extracting sound data from high-speed silent video footage. From the...Show More Summary

Catholic 'Docudrama' 'Full of Grace' Brings LGBT Issues to the Stage

Full of Grace, an interview-based staged reading, took the stories of more than 30 LGBT Catholics to the stage at Fordham University. read more

Growing Support for Traditional Liturgical Practices at Catholic Colleges & Universities

A Mass being celebrated at Thomas More College of Liberal Arts Today at the Cardinal Newman Society's blog Catholic Education Daily, Karthryn Zagrobelny has a nice article interviewing chaplains at Christendom College, Thomas Aquinas...Show More Summary

Why is This Catholic College Using a Planned Parenthood Activist to Find a New President?

Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles wants to find a new president that cares for its Catholic mission, but The Cardinal Newman Society has learned that the person chosen to lead the presidential search committee has served as board chair for an organization that has given more than half of $1 million to Planned […]

Is Economic Liberty Necessary for Religious Liberty?

Can churches have religious freedom in a nation without economic freedom? This issue was explored at an Acton Institute conference hosted by the Catholic University of America.

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