You may remember this update from a CV Lunchtime Reader:
Payback? The Obama administration has failed to renew a $19 million grant awarded to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to assist victims of human trafficking. The grant was first awarded in 2006 by the Migration and Refugee Services and has helped 2,700 victims of human trafficking. Sister Mary Ann Walsh, spokeswoman for the U.S. Bisho... More
This image courtesy of Ann Telnaes at the Washington Post editorial animation page claims the pope’s anti-contraceptive stance is responsible for overpopulation:
What is the pope inflating? A pregnant woman. How idiotic.
If you want to understand why this editorial cartoon is so misguided, read Steven Mosher’s column in the National Catholic Register: “Too Many People? Ignore t... More
Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on.
Two major changes are coming to the British throne. The one getting the most attention is that sons and daughters of British monarchs will have an equal right to the throne. If approved, a first-born girl would now precedence over a younger brother. The other change would repeal the Act of Settlement of 1701... More
You can’t make this up — a liberal anti-Catholic professor complaining that a Catholic educational institution features Catholic symbols of faith — and our government duly investigating the frivolous complaint:
The Washington, D.C. Office of Human Rights confirmed that it is investigating allegations that Catholic University violated the human rights of Muslim students by not... More
I think we need to take a serious look at Catholicism being treated unfairly on the airways, especially the public airways.
For instance, as Kathryn Lopez reports, over 80 PBS stations recently aired a portion of the 10-part Catholicism series Catholicism. CatholicVote has been proud to promote the program.
But when many of the 700,000 Catholics in the Twin Cities, Minnesota area asked their local... More
Simon and Schuster books, to promote a new book of theirs, produced a cartoon of God taping his own “It Gets Better” video.
“It Gets Better” is a campaign founded by the militantly anti-Catholic sex columnist Dan Savage aimed at encouraging teens to pursue gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender lifestyles.
See the video (warning: some of you will find this deeply offensive)... More
Two weeks ago I asked the AmP/CV community to join me in taking action to express outrage over a mandatory university training that negatively stereotyped Catholics.
Today, I’m happy to report that, as a fruit of our efforts, the training was pulled and revised:
Last week I wrote about an offensive Catholic stereotype used in our university system mandatory EEO training. The post, with a scr... More
UPDATE – I posted a photo of this earlier (see below). But via MatthewJLB, here’s video of it actually happening:
Taylor Marshall at Canterbury Tales spots this heartbreaking photo:
Taylor accurately observes:
At the recent economic “occupy” demonstration in Rome, the protesters decided to take their anger out on…our Blessed Mother! What?…
Did the Virgin Mary... More
There’s crazy …there’s nuts …and then there’s Huffington Post op-eds.
What’s worse is that this particular example of Catholic-derangement syndrome, courtesy of the Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson, comes from a self-proclaimed “spiritual activist, pastor and lesbian” who was appointed by President Obama in 2011 to his White House Council on Faith Based and Nei... More
You can’t make this stuff up, but this is where we’re heading if Catholics don’t stand up for their right to be respected and to live their faith fully in public.
A catholic blogger who works at a state university was shocked to find out that her bi-annual mandatory training (which must be undergone by all employees) included this slide on the topic of “religious harassment... More