John White

May 13, 2013

Cardinal O’Malley to Boycott Boston College Commencement Over Pro-Choice Speaker

In a statement released Friday, Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston has announced that he will not be attending the commencement ceremonies at Boston College this year. […]
May 6, 2013

Who Will Play Pope Francis on the Big Screen?

Disclaimer:  Please forgive this foray into somewhat lighter matters.  For those hoping for the sort of heavy theological and sociopolitical analysis of the kind I usually […]
April 1, 2013

Cardinal George: “I’m religious but not spiritual”

  Being religious is not cool.  In fact, it’s downright uncool. We learned that from a really profound (but really not) video that went viral a […]
March 18, 2013

Catholics begin mad rush to have “conclave babies”

Disclaimer:  None of the names used below are real, but the people probably are. Get ready, because they’re coming. Begotten amid the excitement and fervor surrounding […]
March 14, 2013

How’s That Popey Changey Thing Workin’ out for ya?

President Barack Obama Pope Francis is a “champion of the poor and the most vulnerable among us.”  Pope Francis “carries forth the message of love and […]
March 11, 2013

MoveOn.org registers 300 people in Detroit to vote in papal conclave

Disclaimer:  None of the people mentioned below are real people, and none of the events described ever happened, blah blah blah.   As cardinals in Rome […]
March 10, 2013

What Does a Cardinal Read during the Conclave?

Once the cardinals enter the conclave and the doors of the Sistine Chapel are locked, the logistics involved in electing a new pope are quite involved […]
March 9, 2013

Top Ten Signs You Might Not Be a “Papabile”

  1.   You ask for an absentee ballot because you don’t want to miss Downton Abbey.   2.   Before leaving for Rome, you tell your diocesan […]
March 6, 2013

Arkansas Passes Most Restrictive Abortion Law in the Nation

Overriding a veto by the state’s Democratic governor, the Arkansas state legislature has passed a law that would ban most abortions after the twelfth week of […]