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Pope Benedict XVI Gives Direction to U.S. bishops on Hot-Button Issues
Originally Posted: 05/23/2012 - 12:16pm | Type: Blog

In his speeches, Pope Benedict XVI often echoed bishops' concern about religious freedom and the challenges confronting the American church. In his last address, on May 22, he warned bishops of the “threa ...

‘Old Catholics’ Embrace New Movements
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 12:06pm | Type: Blog

Archbishop Michael Seneco, of Washington, D.C., is a gay man who plans to marry his longtime partner in September. Bishop Jim Morgan, of Ogden, Utah, is also gay and has been with the man he considers his hus ...

Cleveland Catholics ‘Anxious,' 'Edgy’ as Parish Re-openings Drag On
Originally Posted: 05/18/2012 - 11:42am | Type: Blog

It's been nearly a month since Bishop Richard Lennon announced he would reopen 12 closed churches, but so far no shuttered sanctuaries have been resurrected. CLEVELAND — It ...

Protestant Preaching Prof on Solidarity with U.S. Catholic Nuns
Originally Posted: 05/17/2012 - 8:21am | Type: Blog

Then she noted that when Elizabeth saw Mary, the baby leapt in her womb in recognition of Jesus – a sign that women often come to theology through the experiences of their bodies. 
Lundblad said wryly, “Surel ...

Nuns on the Frontier
Originally Posted: 05/17/2012 - 10:30am | Type: Blog

American nuns in the 19th century. In the current controversy between the Vatican and U.S. religious women, a short history showing that it’s nothing new. Professor emerita of ...

Vatican Settles with Benetton Over Pope-Kissing Ad
Originally Posted: 05/15/2012 - 3:28pm | Type: Blog

The Vatican announced on May 15 it had settled a lawsuit against Italian clothing group Benetton for using an image of Pope Benedict XVI in one of its advertisement campaigns. VAT ...

Thanks for Your Thanks!
Originally Posted: 05/14/2012 - 2:50pm | Type: Blog

Have you ever given someone a gift they really needed? A gift that made them cry and laugh at the same time? We got to do that last week. Have you ever given someone a gift they ...

Catholic Bishops to Scrutinize Girl Scouts
Originally Posted: 05/11/2012 - 5:01pm | Type: Blog

The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops are reviewing the church’s long-standing ties to the Girl Scouts of the USA after complaints that some of that venerable organization’s programs might contradict church teac ...

Pope Finds Kindred Spirit in German ‘Feminist’ Saint
Originally Posted: 05/14/2012 - 10:00am | Type: Blog

On Thursday, Pope Benedict XVI ordered Hildegard von Bingen, who died in 1179, to be inscribed “in the catalogue of saints,” thus extending her cult “to the universal church.” Her ...

Pope Wants Catholic Colleges to Ensure Faculty is Faithful to Church Doctrine
Originally Posted: 05/08/2012 - 1:25am | Type: Blog

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday (May 5) called on Catholic colleges and universities in the United States to do more to affirm their "Catholic identity," particularly by ensuring the do ...

Are Americans in Rome Behind the Nuns Crackdown?
Originally Posted: 05/04/2012 - 6:04pm | Type: Blog

It turns out that conservative American churchmen living in Rome—including disgraced former Boston Cardinal Bernard Law—were key players in pushing the hostile takeover of the Leadership Conference of Women Re ...

Scary Nuns Terrify the Vatican
Originally Posted: 05/03/2012 - 12:57pm | Type: Blog

The Vatican has always been scared of forceful nuns. Even (and perhaps especially) the three female doctors of the church made prelates nervous. The Vatican has always been scared ...

What You Can Do To Support NETWORK and Catholic Sisters
Originally Posted: 05/02/2012 - 3:31pm | Type: Blog

Ever since the Vatican and the U.S. Catholic Bishops' Conference issued their recent highly critical report of the advocacy organization NETWORK and the Leadership Conference of Women Religion, the associ ...

Letters to the Editor: Friday, April 27, 2012
Originally Posted: 04/27/2012 - 5:13pm | Type: Blog

In response to Jim Wallis' post, "Having the Sisters' Back" Thank you so much for bringing this issue to the attention of your readers. I am a Catholic woman and mother of three. My husban ...

Rallying Around the Sisters
Originally Posted: 04/26/2012 - 2:19pm | Type: Blog

CHICAGO—Two months ago, I went to the Maryknoll motherhouse, a massive stone building in Ossining, N.Y., to interview 93-year-old Sister Madeleine Dorsey for a book I am writing. This was a sister who had chosen to stay with the poor in El Salvador afte ...

Woman Fights Her Bishop on Church Closures and Wins
Originally Posted: 04/25/2012 - 4:11pm | Type: Blog

When Bishop Richard Lennon began closing 50 Catholic churches in and around Cleveland three years ago, the bulk of the faithful quietly moved on. CLEVELAND—When Bishop Richard Le ...

Having the Sisters’ Back
Originally Posted: 04/26/2012 - 1:26pm | Type: Blog

After an official investigation, the Vatican seems pretty upset with the Catholic Sisters here in the United States. After an official investigation, the Vatican seems pretty upse ...

What To Do About “Radical Feminist Nuns”
Originally Posted: 04/20/2012 - 12:28pm | Type: Blog

American nuns have gotten into some hot water with the Vatican, whose representatives claim the nuns are practicing “certain radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith.” ...

After Pope’s Trip, Catholic Bishops Seek End to Cuba Embargo
Originally Posted: 04/20/2012 - 12:00pm | Type: Blog

Following Pope Benedict XVI's recent trip to Cuba, U.S. Catholic bishops are pushing the State Department to lift the 50-year Cuban embargo in order to improve religious liberty and human rights for the C ...

The Top 10 Stories of April 20, 2012
Originally Posted: 04/20/2012 - 10:31am | Type: Blog

News Digest for April 20, 2012 Quote of the day. “I don’t want to overemphasize my Catholicism here. But I know my religion. I know religions in general. In the New Testament ...

Vatican Orders Crackdown on American Nuns
Originally Posted: 04/19/2012 - 3:16pm | Type: Blog

The Vatican has launched a crackdown on the umbrella group that represents most of America's 55,000 Catholic nuns, saying that the group was not speaking out strongly enough against gay marriage, abortion ...

Vatican Official Calls for Stronger Protection for Conscientious Objection
Originally Posted: 04/18/2012 - 11:56am | Type: Blog

A senior Vatican official on Tuesday called for stronger protection for conscientious objection for both the Catholic Church and individual Catholics when they are faced with laws that conflict with their “mor ...

Vatican Concludes Investigation of Clergy Abuse in Ireland
Originally Posted: 03/20/2012 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

VATICAN CITY — Following a yearlong investigation into decades of rampant abuse in the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland, the Vatican today called for more rigorous screening of would-be priests and compulsory ...

Vatican Pulls Support for Seminarians’ Soccer League
Originally Posted: 03/16/2012 - 3:13pm | Type: Blog

VATICAN CITY — A Vatican department has withdrawn its support from a soccer tournament that pits teams from Rome's seminaries against each other because it has lost its "educational" value. ...

Vatican Orders Cleveland Bishop to Reverse Church Closures
Originally Posted: 03/09/2012 - 10:18am | Type: Blog

In an extraordinary move, the Vatican has reversed the closure of 13 churches in the Diocese of Cleveland, saying the parishes must be restored and the sanctuaries reopened for worship, according to activists ...

Pope Benedict XVI, Archbishop of Canterbury to Meet
Originally Posted: 03/08/2012 - 11:53am | Type: Blog

Despite differences over women's ordination and a controversial Vatican initiative to woo back disgruntled Anglicans, Pope Benedict XVI and Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams will pray together in Ro ...

Vatican Website Hacked for Church’s ‘Crimes’
Originally Posted: 03/08/2012 - 11:43am | Type: Blog

Secret hackers group Anonymous targeted the Vatican website for what it called its "absurd and anachronistic precepts," and the "crimes" of the sexual abuse scandal and cover-up. ...

News Analysis: Bishops’ Contraception Objections Fail the Church's Own Moral Reasoning
Originally Posted: 02/15/2012 - 10:57am | Type: Blog

The "compromise," said New York Times columnist Ross Douthat, "asks the parties involved to compromise their reasoning faculties and play a game of 'let's pretend' instead." ...

Humanae Vitae: Catholic Birth Control Decree Remains Controversial
Originally Posted: 02/12/2012 - 5:53pm | Type: Blog

Some say Pope Paul VI predicted the dangers of loosening sexual morals: widespread divorce, disease and promiscuity. Others say he cracked open a culture of dissent that has seeped into every corner of the chu ...

Vatican to Hold Global Summit on Sexual Abuse
Originally Posted: 02/04/2012 - 12:17pm | Type: Blog

VATICAN CITY — Ten years after the clergy sexual abuse scandal erupted in the United States, Catholic bishops from all over the world will meet next week at a Vatican summit aimed at preventing abuse and prote ...

O, the Irony: In Galileo’s Hometown, Vatican Celebrates Science
Originally Posted: 02/03/2012 - 11:28am | Type: Blog

Nearly four centuries after the Roman Catholic Church branded Galileo Galilei a heretic for positing that the sun was the center of the universe, the Vatican is co-hosting a major science exhibition in his hom ...

Tweet and Pray
Originally Posted: 01/26/2012 - 9:17am | Type: Blog

In his message for the 2012 celebration of World Communications Day, Pope Benedict XVI praised the benefits of social media, while also cautioning against its dangers. In his mess ...

The Afternoon News: Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/17/2011 - 5:10pm | Type: Blog

TALKING POINTS MEMO: Santorum: Occupy Wall Street Protesters Have A 'Legitimate Point' Rick Santorum, the Republican candidate who is perhaps the most severe in his conservatism, is doing something that might surprise people: Cutting som ...

News: Morning Quick Links
Originally Posted: 11/06/2011 - 4:29pm | Type: Blog

NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER: Occupy Wall Street, False Idols And A Moral Economy NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER: Occupy Wall Street, False Idols And A Moral Economy Even as so ...

News: Quick Links 2
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

Why Homelessness Is Becoming An Occupy Wall Street Issue Why Homelessness Is Becoming An Occupy Wall Street Issue As anyone knows who has ever had to set up a military encam ...