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Another Vatican II Moment for the Catholic Church?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

These are dark days for Catholics and our church. The clergy sexual abuse scandals are a source of profound pain and raw anger. These are dark days for Catholics and our church. T ...

Scandal, Secularism, and the Politics of the Catholic Church
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

It is far too easy to blame the highly publicized priestly scandal for the alienation of Catholics in Europe or the United States. It is far too easy to blame the highly publicize ...

The Catholic Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal and the Paradoxical Legacy of Pope John Paul II
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p>The Catholic church is reeling from the several sexual abuse allegations that have come to light over the past three months. Downplaying the severity of this scandal will only further damage the alrea ...

Christian Militias and Litmus Tests
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p>I've been told that I am obviously not a Christian because I watch movies. Because I believe women can be pastors. Because I don't take Mass in a Catholic church. Because I've rea ...

Christians, Jews, and Good Friday
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

As a Christian, I have a high level of sensitivity toward Jews, of a never-ending sense to be protective of their religion As a Christian, I have a high level of sensitivity towa ...

Attempting to Understand Clergy Sexual Abuse
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

The sex abuse scandals plaguing the Catholic Church simply will not go away. Even the Pope himself is not immune. The sex abuse scandals plaguing the Catholic Church simply will n ...

What Catholics Can Teach Glenn Beck About Social Justice
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/03/24/what-catholics-can-teach-glenn-beck-about-social-justice/"></a>While it's generally not worth spilling any ink over Glenn Beck, his ...

Tell Glenn Beck: I'm a Social Justice Christian
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:33am | Type: Blog

Glenn Beck says Christians should leave churches that use the word "social justice." He says social justice is a code word for communism and Nazism.</p> Glenn Beck ...

A Torture Apologist's Flawed Theology
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:33am | Type: Blog

The <em>Washington Post </em>has a new op-ed page writer drawing scrutiny for his hearty endorsement of "enhanced interrogation," which translated from Orwellian into English means tortur ...

A Daniel Berrigan Reading List
Originally Posted: 04/28/2011 - 10:13am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Here is a list of books written by and about Daniel Berrigan. This list is by no means exhaustive. ...

The Pope vs. Climate Change Deniers
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

The recent blizzard of bunk coming from climate change deniers giddy over the recent Snowmageddon that paralyzed the nation's capital is a classic case of putting ideology and politics before scien ...

Bishops Flex Moral Muscle for Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

While attention is focused on final negotiations over health-care legislation, Catholic bishops have signaled they will play a leading role in pushing for comprehensive immigration reform this year ...

Thank a Sister
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 2:14pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Sister Linda Fuselier was my first-grade teacher. It was 1969 at St. Ignatius Catholic School in Sacramento, California. ...

The Murphy Report on Clergy Sexual Abuse: Why We All Need Accountability
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

The day the <a href="http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2009/1127/1224259546533.html">Murphy Report</a> on clergy sexual abuse of children in Dublin, Ireland was recently release ...

A More Serious Threat to Catholic Identity than Removing Public Crucifixes
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

In his article<a href="http://ncronline.org/blogs/all-things-catholic/benedicts-ongoing-battle-against-secularism"> "Benedict's ongoing battle against secularism,"</a> < ...

Conservative Catholicism's Political Enforcers
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

As a struggling Catholic, the uproar and division caused by conservative U.S. As a struggling Catholic, the uproar and division caused by conservative U.S. Catholic groups (with t ...

How Women of Faith Fought a Dictator with Nonviolence
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

To commemorate the International Day of Peace (September 21st), I had the opportunity to attend a screening of the documentary <em><a href="http://www.praythedevilbacktohell.com">Pray the ...

A Choice for Catholic Bishops: Confrontation or Engagement?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Catholic progressives are not the only faithful people worried about the dangers posed by some U.S. Catholic progressives are not the only faithful people worried about the danger ...

Catholic-Labor Rights
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Laurel Frodge LABOR UNIONS, CATHOLIC health-care providers, and the U.S. LABOR UNIONS, CATHOLIC health-care pr ...

A Place at the Table
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

I recently celebrated the ninth annual Hatch family reunion on Cape Cod, my favorite family gathering. I recently celebrated the ninth annual Hatch family reunion on Cape Cod, my ...

Abortion: Conversations, Not Killings
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Yesterday on <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/frank-schaeffer/how-i-and-other-pro-life_b_209747.html"><em>The Huffington Post</em>, former religious-right leader Frank Schaeff ...

Obama's Catholic Moment
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Against the backdrop of protest and spectacle that threatened to overshadow graduation at the University of Notre Dame last week, President Obama delivered a graceful commencement address that stan ...

Priest Scandal Re-opens Celibacy Debate
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Scandal has again surfaced in the American Catholic Church, but, gratefully, this time it is not over child abuse or mismanagement of funds. Scandal has again surfaced in the Amer ...

American Violet and the Idolatry of Law
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>NPR's Wade Goodwyn has been working on <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=103056359">this story </a>ever since he attended the premier of the film ...

The Obama Notre Dame Controversy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

The University of Notre Dame recently announced that President Barack Obama will be its spring commencement speaker and that he will also be receiving an honorary doctorate of laws degree. ...

Freedom Songs
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 2:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joey Ager Eugenia Bonetti, a Cath­olic sister in Rome, is tackling a tough social evil: human trafficking. Eu ...

Moral Principles
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

John Rufe Regarding “Supreme Illogic: Catholic social teaching and gun control,” by Joe Nangle, OFM (November 2008): Pope John Paul II’s 1 ...

Supreme Illogic
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joe Nangle Catholic social teaching and gun control. For decades the city government of Washington, D.C., ...

Sunday with Julian
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Murray Bodo She consoles me as I meditate before Mass—Julian of Norwich, that is, who says, “We are clothed, wrapped in the goodness of ...

'The Bread You Possess Belongs to the Hungry'
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 2:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

St. Basil They say: Whom do I wrong by keeping my property? What, tell me, is your property? Where did you find it and brought it to your ...

Wine for Abundant Life
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Alexis Vaughan The Community of Sant´Egidio, a Catholic lay group, is ...

Dramatic Faith
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:43am | Type: Magazine Article

James Martin, SJ Like the actors in this off-Broadway play, we're all participants in the story of Jesus. ...

News Bites
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez Travel Bans. The Treasury Department dropped the thre ...

Rocking the Boat
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:03am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger A new wave of Catholic women answers the call to ordination priesthood - an act of ecclesial disobedience. ...

Let Your Light Shine
Originally Posted: 05/12/2011 - 10:39am | Type: Magazine Article

Joseph R., SJ Hacala A Catholic university strives to make hunger for justice part of the curriculum. As the o ...

The Underpinnings of Faith
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tobias Winright The authors connect the dots between Dorothy Day, Peter Maurin, and those who influenced them. ...

Ruined For Life
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Judy Coode The Jesuit Volunteer Corps celebrates 50 years of changing lives through service. In 1956, when a f ...

It's a Church Issue
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kevin Roth In E.J. In E.J. Dionne Jr.’s article “A Thorn in Both Their Sides” (June 2006), he writes, “The 200 ...

Do As I Do, Not As I Say
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lucy Fuchs As a Catholic voter, I avidly read the articles about the Catholic vote (“Who Owns the ‘Catholic Vote’?” by Maurice Timothy Rei ...

Justice for Immigrants
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeff Carr 'Remember you were once foreigners...' When was the last time you heard a Catholic cardina ...

News Bites
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger • Olive Branch. In April, 120 former Israel Defense Force soldiers and Palestinian militants publicly launched “Combatan ...

Taking Global Warming to Church
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

David Batstone The archbishop is making global warming a personal challenge. Global warming is not an abst ...

Who Owns The 'Catholic Vote'?
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 5:03pm | Type: Magazine Article

Maurice Timothy Reidy Roughly 40 percent of Catholics are reliable Republicans, and 40 percent are reliable Democrats. The rest could go e ...

A Thorn In Both Their Sides
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 5:03pm | Type: Magazine Article

E.J. Dionne Jr. If the church causes discomfort only to one political party when both are in need of repentance, it is not being the churc ...

A Church At The Crossroads
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 4:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

Heidi Schlumpf Sex abuse scandal, priest shortages, celibacy, ordaining women: The issues roiling the Catholic Church offer challenges - a ...

From El Salvador to South Africa
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 11:15am | Type: Magazine Article

Marie Dennis Challenges to the church in the global South. Three Catholic bishops stood at the ...

Beyond 'Certitudes and Order'
Originally Posted: 04/09/2013 - 11:40am | Type: Magazine Article

Richard Rohr The vatican's management problem. I am told that Karl Rahner, the German Jesuit t ...

Catholics Take On Single-Issue Bishops
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Mark Betz Catholic reform movement Call To Action - a national 25,000 ...

Seeking Common Ground
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Magazine Article

Duane Shank The common good is one of the ultimate moral values In their pre-election statement "Faithf ...

'Saint' Dorothy
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Forest Book Review: Dorothy Day: Portaits by Those Who Knew Her (Orbis Books: 2003). To be recognized as ...