In Weddings, Pope Francis Looks Past Tradition
- New York Times
(see the previous article for the necessary corrections)
Pope Francis married several couples – some in irregular situations – leading some to speculate that he's moving beyond Church rules in order to be more welcoming.
James Foley: A Man for Others
- Catholic Pulse
In losing his life to radical Islamist rebels who are mounting a war in Syria and Iraq, James Foley was punished for daring to show the world the tragic underbelly of terrorism among the impoverished and the victims of intolerant religious extremists.
A guide for bishops talking to pro-abortion politicians
- Catholic Culture
Speaking with John Allen of Crux about the question of whether pro-abortion Catholic politicians should be denied the Eucharist, Cardinal Timothy Dolan said that the American bishops have left that argument behind.
Hounding the Sisters of the Poor
The Obama Administration has announced it will continue with its legal case to impose the HHS mandate on the religious sisters' charitable operations.
Grandparents In the Gaps
The universal rule for conscientious grandparents is: Do what you can, and don’t blame yourself for what you can’t.
Our Ominous World
- Father James V. Schall, S.J. - The Catholic Thing
About some things it is sinful to be silent.
Cardinal McCarrick and Islam
- Fr. Z's blog
During a D.C. press conference, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick created a firestorm of controversy when he offered Islamic religious phrases and insisted that Islam shares foundational rules with Christianity.
Missouri enacts 72-hr abortion waiting period
Missouri women seeking abortions will face one of the nation's longest waiting periods, after state lawmakers overrode the governor's veto to enact a 72-hour delay that includes no exception for cases of rape or incest.
What the War Truly Is
- The Catholic Thing
Some ambiguity has arisen in the Vatican – and in the White House – as to what is to be done about the barbarity currently taking place in the Middle East, which has shocked the whole world. And what to call it.