Is Sister Keehan/CHA coming around?

CNS has a headline story today, “CHA president affirms bishop’s role in interpreting health directives“: Sr. Keehan with Cardinal DiNardo at Pro-Life Leaders Mass in Washington, DC (01.23.11) In an exchange of letters with the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the head of the Catholic Health Association has affirmed that the local bishop is the “author... More

The Kicanas Conundrum

On the whole, it has been a good couple of years for the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Leading up to the election of President Obama, many bishops, on their own authority, issued letters to Catholics in their diocese, helping them to form a Catholic conscience when voting. After President Obama was invited to deliver the commencement address at Notre Dame, over 80 bishops issued state... More

What is an “Orthodox” Catholic blog?

Rachel Zoll’s article for the Associated Press, “Catholic loyalists take to their blogs to defend teaching” has been widely republished over the past week, from the New York Times to the Washington Post, from MSNBC to Yahoo! news, normally under the new headline “Catholic bloggers aim to purge dissenters.” I am quoted several times in this article, and I’ve resp... More

Associated Press claim: “Catholic loyalists take to their blogs to defend teachings”

Rachel Zoll of the Associated Press has a somewhat breathless article today on the conservative Catholic blogosphere. She interviewed me for the story so I was interested to see how she fit my work into the rest of her narrative. Here’s how she begins: Pressure is on to change the Roman Catholic Church in America, but it’s not coming from the usual liberal suspects. A new breed of the... More

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