Category Archives: Breaking News

What Catholics Need Now: A Letter to Our Priests and Bishops

To Our Spiritual Fathers, Please forgive the public nature of this letter. In a sense, it goes against my personal rule of not criticizing priests or bishops in print. But only in a sense. You see, this letter isn’t meant as criticism, although I know some will take it that way. It’s more a cry [...]

USCCB: Striking down the Defense of Marriage Act is a “profound injustice”

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops just released a statement in response to the Supreme Court’s rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8: Today is a tragic day for marriage and our nation. The Supreme Court has dealt a profound injustice to the American people by striking down in part [...]

No Constitutional Right to Same-Sex Marriage: Fight for Marriage Continues

CHICAGO — Brian Burch, President of CatholicVote.org, issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court decisions on marriage: “The People of California and democracy itself suffered two losses this morning, yet defenders of marriage should not be discouraged.  While the Court rejected the right of the people to defend a law passed by [...]

The Supreme Court Chases Rainbows

For all the pomp and protests, the Supreme Court’s decisions today in Hollingsworth v. Perry and United States v. Windsor have not changed anything. The supreme majesty of the Universe and the orbits of the celestial spheres are unmoved from their appointed courses. The sun and the moon still shine. The grass is green and [...]

Supreme Court Strikes Down Traditional Definition of Marriage. What’s Next?

NOTE: The views expressed herein do not represent the official position of CatholicVote.org. We present this commentary to help you form your own opinion.     News just broke that the Supreme Court has struck down the federal definition of marriage as a union between a man and a woman. This is an extremely disappointing development, [...]

Victory! Illinois fails to redefine marriage

Those who want to eliminate the institution of marriage (their words, not mine) have their sights set on the heartland of America. After successfully redefining marriage in New England, progressives are taking their fight to the Midwest. Realizing that they have a pretty low batting average when it comes to redefining marriage at the ballot [...]

El Salvador Supreme Court Respects Constitution, Life

A person’s a person, no matter how small, even if he or she has anencephaly and will only live for a few hours after birth. It’s a guiding principle: from the moment of conception the new human person has the right to live, and no one else’s rights can trump that right. This fairly simple [...]

Seven Quick Takes Friday: Catholic Vote Style (Vol. 2)

Just in case you find yourself with some time that needs wasting today, here’s what caught my fancy this past week, while I was wasting time of my own. 1.  It’s official: The Huffington Post should stick to celebrity gossip and lifestyle reporting. If you had any doubts about the website’s ability to handle serious [...]

What Pope Francis really said about atheists

Pope Francis raised a lot of eyebrows Wednesday after saying all people who do good works, including atheists, are going to heaven. At least, that’s how the Huffington Post interpreted Pope Francis’ Wednesday morning homily. Here’s what Pope Francis really said about atheists: The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the [...]


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