Church News

September 22, 2015

Wednesday the President, Sunday the Pope

When an American President invites someone to the White House, or even says his name in a public address, more than style points are at stake.
September 23, 2015

In Surprise Move, Pope Francis Meets with Little Sisters of the Poor

  At the first canonization mass to be celebrated on US soil, Pope Francis called the Church “to go forth to offer everyone the life of
September 24, 2015

Catholics Encouraged by Unifying Papal Address to Congress

Catholic voters are proud to call themselves Catholic after today’s address by the Holy Father to Congress. The humble voice of the Pope called on our
October 3, 2015

Vatican’s firing of gay priest puts “Who am I to Judge” to the test

  Today, on the eve of the Synod on the Family, a Polish priest who works–or rather, worked–in the Vatican decided to announce that he’s gay
October 6, 2015

Synod’s Final Report Already Written By Bon Jovi

“We have decided to bypass the traditional rules governing the order in which certain synodal documents are prepared.  We know what we want, so we don’t
October 22, 2015

Synod Confusion

The Synod on the family is getting ready to wrap up in Rome, and–not surprisingly–the coverage of it by the mainstream American media shows widespread confusion
November 3, 2015

Vatican Kicks Off Year of Mercy by Arresting Two Employees

On the eve of the “Year of Mercy” announced by Pope Francis, two Vatican employees were just arrested for leaking confidential financial information. Full story here.
December 23, 2015

A Year of Mercy for Sinners, Great and Small

Here is the text of the translation of the audience at which Pope Francis explains why he has declared a Jubilee Year of Mercy.  All Catholics
March 16, 2016

The Land of Abraham

Church bells rang in the city of Mosul, Iraq for two thousand years. St. Thomas the Apostle preached the Gospel in Iraq and Syria soon after