The disappointing vote to legalize abortion in Ireland may be the result of the slow death of cultural Catholicism – which some of us believe can’t die too soon.
With all of the powers of the world aligned in support of the repeal of Ireland’s 8th Amendment – which grants the unborn the right to life – a young Irish priest has put out an urgent call to the faithful around the world to call down the powers of heaven upon his country and prevent this important law from being overturned.
After the recent eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii and a series of small earthquakes, Honolulu Bishop Larry Silva is asking for prayers for those who have lost everything.
Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Apparently, I’m not the only one getting an earful about the Met Gala where Hollywood stars showed up in outrageous costumes that caricatured Catholicism and offended almost everyone I know (even non-Catholics). Cardinal Dolan is also being called upon to explain why this was allowed to happen – and why he attended the event.
Today is National Star Wars Day and many of the film’s fans will be offering the movie’s famous greeting ,“May the force be with you,” or its pun for the day, “May the fourth be with you.” Judging by world conditions and the strife that abounds both at home and abroad, we could use some force and power to bring relief, order, and justice to our beleaguered globe. Read the rest…
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and other faith leaders across the country are calling upon U.S. lawmakers to support the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act which will prevent the government from discriminating against faith-based adoption agencies because of their religious or moral beliefs.
Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, who serves as Chairman of the USCCB’s Committee for Religious Liberty, penned a powerful response to a letter sent to the editor of a Kentucky newspaper by a citizen who expressed concern about his support for the First Amendment Defense Act – a bill which some are claiming will legalize discrimination against the LGBT community.
More than 250 people from 50 countries converged on Rome this week to attend a week-long course on exorcism and discuss the changing face of evil in our day.
Pope Francis met with the father of Alfie Evans, a two-year-old suffering from an undiagnosed neurological condition in a hospital seeking the removal of his life support, and has opened the door to allowing the child to be transferred to Bambino Gesu in Rome.
Today marks the 91st birthday of the man said to have been the “main intellectual force in the Church” since the mid-1980’s – Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.