Category Archives: Church News

Hundreds Gather to Support Archbishop Cordileone in San Francisco

If you’re wondering why you haven’t heard many media reports lately about the ongoing campaign being waged by a few disgruntled Catholics against Archbishop Cordileone, it’s probably because that campaign is failing spectacularly. Much ado was made a few weeks ago when several prominent Bay Area Catholics threw a tantrum on the pages of the […]

The Yanks Are Coming: Over 800 American Priests Sign Statement on Marriage

When several hundred priests in England and Wales, in response to Pope Francis’ invitation to be forthright and honest, signed a statement urging the Synod on the Family to uphold the Church’s teaching on marriage, many Catholics on these shores expressed the hope that the American clergy would follow suit. Well, they have. Over 800 […]

Charlotte Bishop To LGBT-Advocate Nun Gramick: You’re Not Speaking in My Diocese

Charlotte Bishop Peter Jugis has cancelled a speaking event by Sister Jennine Gramick that was scheduled to take place at one of the parishes in his diocese. Sister Gramick is the founder of New Ways Ministry, self-described as a “gay-positive ministry that advocates for justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Catholics, and for reconciliation […]

Fr. Barron: Cardinal George Reminded Us “Who We Are and What Our Mission Is”

  Fr. Robert Barron pays a fitting tribute to Cardinal George in this beautiful essay, which is well worth reading for anyone who wants to understand why the great Chicago prelate’s legacy will be long-lasting and profound. Fr. Barron’s reflection is befitting of its subject because rather than simply recounting personal reminiscences about the late […]

10 Ways the Church Is Rising

  We are used to thinking of Christianity as a spent force, a dying ancient religion that had its day in the sun and now is over and done with. That is exactly how his opponents thought of Jesus on the original Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. If the Church is the body […]

Modern Martyrs’ Stations of the Cross

Opening prayer: Lord Jesus, Pope Francis has asked us to contemplate “the martyrs of our own time” saying, “They refuse to deny Jesus and they endure insult and injury with dignity. They follow him on his way.” Help us learn from them to follow in your footsteps. First Station Pilate condemns Jesus “Crucify him!” they […]

500 Priests in England and Wales Just Signed A Letter That Everyone Should Read

This letter may well be considered a historical document someday. Nearly 500 priests from England and Wales have signed a letter, published in the UK Catholic Herald this week, in which they state in no uncertain terms that the upcoming synod on the family should uphold the Church’s teaching on marriage. Hopefully this will be […]

VIDEO: 60 Minutes on Isis vs. Christians

  “They took everything from us, but they cannot take God from our hearts. They cannot.” Those are the opening words of Archbishop Nicodemus Sharaf in Mosul on tonight’s 60 Minutes episode. The show chronicles the ascendancy of ISIS there. He shares the sad news: His ancient church, which still prays in the language of […]

Opinion Roundup: Catholics and Capital Punishment

The last month has seen a lot of Catholic commentary on the question of capital punishment, including by CatholicVote’s own Tom Hoopes (see here).  For those who are interested, here is a round-up of some of the statements that have been made, divided by the position taken on the question. Against capital punishment: Joint editorial […]



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