Pope Francis

October 15, 2014

UPDATED Houston Has a Problem: City Subpoenas Preachers’ Sermons over Equal Rights

Earlier this year, the city of Houston, Texas passed an equal rights ordinance which bans, among other things, discrimination based on gender identity. The ordinance’s greatest
October 17, 2014
Amputation being performed in a hospital tent, Gettysburg, July 1863

Lord, Have Mercy

In the Synod on the Family, there is a lot of discussion about mercy. As Pope Francis said a year ago, the Catholic Church is a
October 18, 2014

At Synod14, the Pope Has the Last Word

      The just-concluded Synod on the Family at the Vatican has proven to be as contentious and fraught with drama as any large family
October 23, 2014

Synod for Dummies

I had a hard time figuring out what was going on at the Synod. Actually, I had a hard time just figuring out what a Synod
October 24, 2014

UPDATED: A shameful case of hearing only what one wants to hear

[An update has been added to the bottom of this post.] Michael Sean Winters is at it again, trying to drive a wedge between American bishops and
October 27, 2014

Watch the Media Ignore What Pope Francis Just Said About Marriage

They certainly seemed to think the Synod on the Family was front page news, but of course Pope Francis didn’t publicly say anything during the synod
October 28, 2014

A Pope, a Jesuit and an Archbishop Create a Teachable Moment on Same-Sex “Marriage”

The case became a teachable moment because Omaha Archbishop George Lucas responded to the letter — and it all happened on a day when Pope Francis
October 29, 2014

Pope Francis’ Latest Bombshell

“A significant rhetorical break with Catholic tradition.” That’s what MSNBC’s Daniel Berger is calling Pope Francis’ latest “revolutionary” insight. Take it away, Mr. Berger: “Pope Francis made