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.
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
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
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 […]
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 […]
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...
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.
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 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 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.
[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
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
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 […]
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.
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
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
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
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
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 […]
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.