Church News

November 26, 2013

Obama administration snubs Vatican with embassy downgrade

And now reporter John Allen has broken the news. The Obama administration has decided that the free-standing American embassy to the Holy See will soon be
December 16, 2013

Reality check: Burke’s star will shine on

The knives are out for Cardinal Burke this morning. He’s on the next plane out of Rome after Pope Francis sacked him and summarily ended all
December 17, 2013

When Jorge Mario Bergoglio was Born…

Jorge Mario Bergoglio was born in Buenos Aires on December 17, 1936. (BTW: Happy birthday, Holy Father!) He was born on Thursday of the third week
December 25, 2013

A 12 Days of Christmas Year in Review

What’s the best answer to Christmas sentimentality? The Christmas season liturgy. In the days that follow Christmas, the Church brings us the slaughter of innocents, the
January 3, 2014

True and False Witness on the Abortion-Pill Mandate

The Supreme Court gave a temporary injunction to the Little Sisters of the Poor to protect them from Obamacare’s abortion-pill mandate.  The only one who seems
January 6, 2014

What Catholic Tradition Means to a Protestant

Facebook is making me a bit ill these days. And I’m not sure who to blame. Pope Francis? The media? Ordinary Catholics squabbling over what the
January 14, 2014

Millennials Are Seeking Tradition, Sacramentality, and Liturgy

When God at first made man, Having a glass of blessings standing by, “Let us,” said he, “pour on him all we can. Let the world’s
January 24, 2014

Student loan debt (still) hindering vocations?

Well, not really; only about 10% of them. Georgetown’s CARA released a report entitled “New Sisters and Brothers Professing Perpetual Vows in Religious Life: The Profession Class of 2013.”