Church News

April 4, 2014

Public Religion Research Institute misleads on Catholic attitudes

The “Public Religion Research Institute” released a fact sheet a few weeks ago on the attitudes of Roman Catholics which had the mainstream media swooning. It
April 8, 2014

Canon Law and the Bishops’ Border Mass

Canon lawyer Ed Peters has a good and interesting blog post on the recent celebration of Mass on the U.S.-Mexico border by some American Bishops.  He
April 9, 2014

10 Things I Did Differently This Week Because John Paul II Existed

The saints who will be canonized on April 27 changed Catholics’ lives dramatically – Pope John XXIII by opening the Second Vatican Council, and Pope John
April 24, 2014

John XXIII, John Paul II, and the Triumph of Vatican II

Stop me if you’ve heard this before. Pope John XXIII called the Second Vatican Council in order to modernize the Church and help it get with the
April 25, 2014

Pope Francis: Say What?

Earlier this week, a story made the rounds on the inter-webs that Pope Francis had counselled an Argentine woman who had married a divorcee to go
April 29, 2014

John Paul II’s First Homily: Sacrifice, Humility, Courage

The canonization of John Paul II gives us a fitting opportunity to reflect on his legacy.  One way to do that is to return to his
May 21, 2014

Dear Woman Priest, You’re Excommunicated…Love, Bishop Paprocki

And P.S. – You’re not a priest. That pretty much sums up Bishop Paprocki’s response to a local Catholic woman’s recent attempt to get ordained. The
May 29, 2014

Fr. Emil Kapaun: Putting the Hero in Heroic Virtue

Tomorrow, pilgrims in Kansas will begin a 3-day, 60 mile walk from Wichita to the church of St. John Nepomucene Church in the tiny prairie town of Pilsen
May 30, 2014

Cardinal Kaspar on Marriage, Divorce, and Communion

Cardinal Kaspar is a famous churchman who seems to favor some revision of the way the Church handles the question of divorce, remarriage, and admission to