Thousands of Catholic students and parents are urging Boston College — a Catholic institution — to rescind its invitation to Irish Prime Minister, Enda Kenny, who is slated to receive an honorary degree and deliver commencement remarks on May 20. “Since Enda Kenny is openly promoting the killing of unborn children, Boston College is not [...]
Pope Francis is calling for renewal in the Catholic church as he wrapped up two days of mass gatherings in St. Peter's Square aimed at energizing the faithful.
Angelo Alaimo O’Donnell leads her students through the work of four American Catholic writers: One of the joys of teaching is sharing powerful, life-changing books with my students. Each spring semester, I ritually invite the men and women in my American Catholic Studies Seminar to accompany me on this literary pilgrimage. From January to April, […]
The next Catholic primate of Ireland Archbishop Eamon Martin has told the Sunday Times( £ ) “You cannot regard yourself as a person of faith and support abortion,” Martin said in an interview with The Sunday Times. “You cannot believe you are with your church and directly help someone to procure an abortion. This includes [...]
Pope Francis said Saturday it is heartbreaking that the world today is more concerned about the health of banks than homeless children dying of starvation and cold, and called on the Catholic Church to seek out those who need help the most.
Anne Hendershott, an eloquent opponent of the Obama administration, states that she has reason to believe she was targeted by the IRS for an audit following publications that were critical of President Obama and Catholics who supported him. Show More Summary
In watching and listening to the unfolding stories over the last week of sexual assault in the military, I could not help but notice how similar the military's mess is to the situation in the Roman Catholic church over child abuse carried out by priests. Show More Summary
-Submitted by David Drumm (Nal), Guest Blogger Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, writes: “Just weeks after Barack Obama was elected president in 2008, I was notified by the IRS that the Catholic League was under investigation for violating the IRS Code on political activities as it relates to 501(c)(3) organizations.” So, that would […]
By Karen Johnson. This month I'm building on last month's post on evangelical racial reconciliation to describe some similarities between the efforts of an interracial, evangelical Protestant church and non-profit most active in reconciliation in the 1980s and 1990s, and an interracial Catholic settlement house from the 1940s. Show More Summary
Sean O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston, has decided to skip this Monday's commencement ceremony at Boston College (a Catholic university) because the chosen speaker, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenney, supports abortion-rights legislation in Ireland. [Click headline for more...]
The owner of St. John’s Health Center intends to sell the storied Santa Monica hospital to Catholic chain Providence Health & Services.
The esteemed Kyle Cupp was written a beautifully thoughtful essay in which he puzzles over the Catholic Church’s insistence that certain kinds of sex are necessarily injurious. First he writes: I’ve asked Catholics who write knowledgeably...Show More Summary
An Albuquerque, New Mexico Catholic school is demanding that Damian Garcia, a trans student, wear a girl's gown to graduation. Damian was born Brandi Garcia but identifies as a male, had a name change last year, and is known as...
Soooo...read anything interesting last night? In the news: serious allegations against the mayor, you can still buy booze this weekend, the OLG fires its chair, Catholic school trustees are looking to ban GSAs, and home sales are down in the GTA. Show More Summary
Guest Post by Robert Burnier I once had a penchant for the obsessive, compulsive traditions of certain Dutch painters like Paulus Potter, Adriaen van der Spelt and Jan van Cappelle, so whenever I was in an encyclopedic museum, I would always make my way toward those galleries. Afterward, however, I would go straight [...]
Today's guest post comes from Monica L. Mercado, who is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of History at the University of Chicago. Her dissertation, "Women and the Word: Gender, Print, and Catholic Identity in Nineteenth-Century America,"...Show More Summary
Jenny is stalked by an obsessed priest in THE CONFESSIONAL, from 1976! Pete Walker returns with another fiendish plot as he lashes out against the questionable methods of the Catholic church. When Jenny wanders in to the wrong confessional...Show More Summary
by Hilary White LONDON, May 16, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Catholic elementary school in Wimbledon is under criticism for inviting Stonewall, the UK’s most powerful homosexual lobbying group, to train its teachers how to deal with “homophobic bullying.” Sarah Crouch, headmaster of St. Mary’s…
by Molly Loesel Editor's note: Students for Life of America have organized a demonstration to oppose the speech on Monday, May 20th, beginning with a prayer vigil and public witnessat 8 a.m. and a press conference at 9 a.m. at the corner of Chestnut Hill Dr. and Beacon St. in hestnut Hill, MA. It is near the…
North Carolina priest named Catholic Charities USA volunteer of the year A priest who sees his ministry as a bridge connecting Catholics, non-Catholics and people in need in rural lightly populated southwest North Carolina is Catholic Charities USA’s volunteer of the year. Father George Kloster, pastor of St. William Church in Murphy and Immaculate Heart […]