Pelosi’s Dismissive Taunt to Catholics: “They Have This Conscience Thing”

The Washington Post‘s Lifestyle section caught up with Democrat minority leader Nancy Pelosi for an interview published today. When questioned about Catholics who have asked to have conscience clause protections honored that would allow them to refuse personally performing abortions, she had this to say: “‘I’m a devout Catholic and I honor my faith and love it . . . but the... More

Shock & Awe: Archbishop Dolan elected President of USCCB! {Updated}

In a stunning (and welcome) upset, the assembled bishops of the United States elected Archbishop Timothy Dolan to be the President of the USCCB for the next three years. Here is how the ballots played out… On the first vote, Bp. Kicanas led the count with 104, Abp. Dolan – 84, Abp. Chaput – 20. On the second vote, Abp. Chaput’s supporters went mostly for Dolan: Abp. Dolan 1... More

Response: CNS author sides with Sr. Keehan against CV and bishops, and I argue they owe Catholics a correction

[update - in response to this post, CNS is changing their story. Scroll to the end of this post for my response.] It’s been quite some time since the Catholic News Service quoted my blogging efforts. The last time I can recall was back in late 2007. I’ve had my criticisms of CNS reporting over the years, and I’m not the only one: Carl Olson at Ignatius Press, Christopher Blosser... More

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