Chaput Tells It Like It Is to Catholic Social Workers

CNA reports on remarks by Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput, stressing the need for Catholics in Catholic organizations to be Catholic. It’s somewhat sad that this is even news, but for several reasons the speech is an important one. Notably, he gave his presentation at the Catholic Social Workers National Convention, which was being held in Denver, and it is a great credit to them that he wa... More


EWTN Acquires National Catholic Register

The world’s largest Catholic media network is expanding into print.  In what looks like a perfect fit, EWTN has acquired the National Catholic Register.  EWTN purchased the Register from the Legion of Christ.  It was a “no cash” deal, with EWTN simply assuming the NCRegister’s assests and liabilities. See the Register’s coverage here, and a wide range of coverage... More


Breaking: Video Shows Judge Roll Saving Rep. Giffords’ District Director

I and others have suggested that Judge John Roll, one of the Arizona shooting victims, was an exemplary Catholic.  I’ve even personally contended that Judge Roll modeled heroic virtue in the ordinary, saint-making sense of living Christian virtue to a high degree of excellence in his daily life. Reports this morning suggest that Judge Roll lived heroism in the extraordinary sense as ... More

Catholic Outpouring for Judge Roll, Other Victims

Some more of the Catholic community’s outpouring of sentiment and prayers for Judge Roll and the other victims of Saturday’s shooting, and additional insight into the Judge’s character from people who knew him: Tucson’s Bishop Kicanas is holding a special Mass for victims tomorrow.  Read especially the note about the little girl who was killed. Christina Taylor GreenR... More

Prayers for our Brother, Judge John Roll

Judge Roll with my son G. Bowman, at my Tucson apartment in 2005 As Thom has asked for prayers for those affected by the Arizona shootings, I would like to personally request your supplications for Judge Roll and his family. Judge Roll hired me in 2003 fresh out of the first class of Ave Maria School of Law to work in his chambers as a law clerk.  I found him among the judges I applied to work fo... More

Catholic News Highlights, May 22nd

Catholic News Highlights: CNS: Many young people find their college years strengthen their faith CWNews: US bishops answer Democrats on abortion and Communion // Pope’s letter to China due for Pentecost release? CNA: Law Center defends Catholic teaching on homosexual adoption // Pope appoints new Archbishop for Ottawa // Pro-abortion politicians honored at Catholic university Zenit: People ... More

Catholic News Highlights, May 19th

Catholic News Highlights: Zenit: Vatican Aide Asks: Are You Corrupting Youth? // Media Education a Must for Youth, Says Vatican CWNews: Britain may allow hybrid human-animal embryos // Motu proprio imminent, Vatican prelate confirms // Lay group protests Jesuit-school honors for Pelosi // Greenpeace building new “ark” on Mount Ararat CNA: Catholic website allegedly shut down by Muslim... More

Catholic News Highlights, Monday May 14th

Catholic News Highlights: Zenit: Vatican Spokesman Summarizes Brazil CWNews: Pope Benedict in Brazil: Saturday roundup CWNews: Fatima secrets fully disclosed, Cardinal Bertone insists CNA: Pope Benedict departs South America, but leaves message of hope and prayer for the ?common good of the family? CNA: Republican candidate Mitt Romney explains his pro-life journey CNS: Bush praises volunteerism... More

Monday roundup of interesting links

Sadly, I am elsewhere occupied until the evening. In the meantime, however, here’s the topics I would blog about at length simply linked: CNS: Pope OKs stricter norms for mandatory feast days in church calendar Against the Grain has excerpts from John Allen’s Brazil coverage Dom has a thorough analysis of Pope Benedict’s address to Brazilian bishops Most the texts from the Pope&... More



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