Wednesday, October 24, 2012


  • Dueling Catholics: Who Speaks For Catholicism? (Video)

    In a blog for The Huffington Post, Sister Mary Ann Walsh, Director of Media Relations for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, takes the media to task for accepting advocacy groups that call themselves Catholic, such as Catholic for Choice ...

  • Survey: Catholics divided on political issues, as adherent numbers decline

    Among the Catholics surveyed by the Public Religious Research Institute, 60% believe the Church should focus more on social justice issues and their obligation to the poor, even if it means focusing less on social issues like abortion and right to life.

  • Catholics for Choice president on religion and LGBT individuals

    Windy City Times caught up with O'Brien to talk about his views on the Catholic hierarchy's anti-gay positions and the future of Catholicism in light of those controversies. Windy City Times: So Jon, what do you think should be on our radar right now?

  • Progressive Catholics Fighting for Marriage Equality

    It was recently reported by the Human Rights Campaign, according to an image appearing on their website: The Catholic Church is a top funder of discrimination with $1.1 million given this election cycle alone.

  • Catholics and the Arts: An Unfortunate Estrangement

    A sizeable percentage of committed Catholics have given up on the arts: literature, poetry, visual art, music, and film, at least art that is produced in the public arena.

  • Catholics celebrate Native American saint credited with US boy's recovery

    In Jake's case, Kateri was already an important figure for Catholics in the Lummi tribe, of which his father Donny is a member.

  • Church, State, and Conscience

    Bishop David Kagan, my ordinary here in Bismarck, and also apostolic administrator of the vacant Diocese of Fargo, has composed a letter concerning conscience and citizenship as Catholics in North Dakota prepare to participate in the election two weeks ...

  • Book on Catholicism and America Is Based on AMU Conference

    Catholicism and America - Challenges and Prospects was edited by Fr. Matthew Lamb, chair of the AMU Theology department, who said much of the book is based on a 2010 conference at Ave Maria University.

  • Catholicism and sex shops: the struggle for Poland's soul

    It was a powerful symbol of Poland's deeply felt Roman Catholicism, a reminder of the scenes in the 1980s when, inspired by Polish Pope John Paul II, people prayed in the streets and brought down Communist rule.

  • Understanding the Catholic Conundrum

    The two vice-presidential candidates, Joe Biden and Paul Ryan, accurately represent the division with Roman Catholicism in America today.

  • 69400 catholics living in Offaly

    Catholicism is the largest single religion in the county and 69,400 is also the largest number of Catholics in the county since records began.

  • Catholicism, American style

    But neither candidate seemed to offer a consistent message about the role of government and the promotion and protection of human life in all its stages, even though both candidates presumably accept Catholicism's view that there is a continuity ...

  • Are Latinos Reshaping Catholicism in the United States?

    Catholicism is on the decline in the United States. But the numbers would likely be even worse if it weren't for Latino immigrants, according to a recent Pew Research Center study.

  • Native canonization: NY Catholics prepare for celebration Sunday when ...

    Kateri was the daughter of a captive Catholic-Algonquin mother and Mohawk chief in a time when the Catholicism was first working its way through the country.

  • Catholics reflect on 50th anniversary of Vatican II

    "Before the council, Catholics were not only forbidden to pray with those of other faiths but also indoctrinated into a disdain or even contempt for them.

  • Mormons vs. Catholics: College Football Gets Religious

    I played rugby at Franciscan University of Steubenville for four years. At the time, we were competing in the division II Allegheny conference.

  • Are Anglo Catholics Catholic?

    Reed, an Episcopalian who teaches at the University of North Carolina, sums up the irony of Anglo-Catholicism: "A movement that originally championed orthodoxy had come to defend freedom; begun in opposition to religious liberalism, the movement now ...

  • Politicians, Catholicism, and the False Equivalence

    You've got to hand it to that Joe Biden. He certainly has chutzpah. After all, what do you call it when a man who was banned from receiving Communion diocese-wide by a bishop chastises an apparently more faithful Catholic for a lack of doctrinal purity?

  • Thousands of Catholics flocking to Holmdel

    HOLMDEL - Thousands of Catholics are descending on the PNC Bank Arts Center this weekend for the Diocese of Trenton's first Eucharistic Congress.

  • Progressive Catholics find a home in breakaway group

    Fairfax, Va. • About 30 people are gathered in a dark, makeshift sanctuary at St. Anthony of Padua Church as the sun dips into the horizon.

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