NCR Inconsistency on Sensus Fidelium and the Cardinal Newman Society

Just yesterday morning the Editors at the National Catholic Reporter touted the importance of the sensus fidelium on the matter of women’s ordination. Today, one day later, they published a piece that pretty much ignores an application of what they called for because it is wielded by the Cardinal Newman Society and people faithful to the Church’s Magisterium and hierarchy. Yesterday, ... More

The Intolerance of the Catholic Left.

Good grief, they’re either ungrateful, blind, or both. A quick survey of political issues of the day and the political party which tends to holds the position the U.S. bishops tend to lean toward: Immigration: Democratic. Open borders. Social welfare programs: Democratic. Spend more money. Obamacare (pre-HHS mandate): Democratic. Increase access to healthcare. Labor laws: Democratic. Protec... More

UPDATED – Hey CHA: Catholics who run non-religious businesses are people, too.

Sister Carol Keehan utterly, tragically misses the point. With analysis by CV blogger Matt Bowman the Cardinal Newman Society reports that the Catholic Health Association and its leader, Sister Carol, have proposed that the HHS mandate be expanded to exempt religious institutions according to the same criteria that the IRS uses for religious tax exemptions. CNS gets into reasons why this is still ... More

Reader: Supremes to hear Obamacare, Congressmen make money on insider trading, Siena cancels anti-Catholic speaker

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on.  Hooray! Supreme Court to hear challenge to Obamacare. http://cvote.to/8I Everyone in the political world is talking about this explosive 60 Minutes story about Congressmen making money on insider trading. The corruption will make your blood boil. http://cvote.to/8G Jay Newton-Small of TIME magazine says th... More

‘A Model for Catholic Colleges’

I blush to disclose that the Cardinal Newman Society, hot on the trail of Catholic identity at Catholic colleges in advance of November’s U.S. bishops meeting, is promoting my employer, Benedictine College, as a model in this regard. This morning, the D.C.-area organization sent a notice quoting Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson, Ariz., telling presidents of U.S. Catholic colleges and univers... More

Reader: 18 Catholic colleges oppose contraceptive mandate, Perry apologizes for ‘heartless’ remark, FRC hits Mitt

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Eighteen Catholic colleges united in a letter to oppose the federal government’s contraception mandate and the lack of religious liberty in the mandate. The letter said: “No federal rule has defined being ‘religious’ as narrowly and discriminatorily as the Mandate appears to do, and no regulation ha... More

Reader: Country star joins group founded by Terri Schiavo’s family, Ridge backs Huntsman, Reagan for Senate?

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Kudos to country music star (and recent Catholic convert) Collin Raye, who agreed to be the new spokesman of the Life and Hope Network, founded by the family of Terri Schiavo. “What the Life and Hope network does is provide an already pretty impressive network list of attorneys and doctors that are avai... More

Reader: Knives come out for Perry at debate, Poverty rate jumps, Obama losing Hispanic support

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. At last night’s Republican presidential debate, Rick Perry got jabbed from the Left on Social Security and from the Right on the HPV vaccination mandate and immigration. Tea Party activist Dana Loesch and GOP insider Alex Castellanos agreed that Bachmann improved her position, but that Perry and Romney rem... More

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