- Oct 30, 2020
A new study finds that nearly half of Catholics can’t name any similarities between Catholicism and Islam, three in 10 Catholics admit to having unfavorable views of Muslims, and those surveyed who read Catholic publications had more unfavorable views of Muslims than those who didn’t.
A Pennsylvania monsignor is facing child pornography charges after a friend discovered a file with a reference to nude boys on the monsignor’s computer and reported it to the Allentown, Pennsylvania diocese, which in turn contacted the District Attorney’s office.
The dynamics of the 2016 race illustrate some worrying trends in American life, including deepening divisions and rising levels of rage. Seen through Catholic eyes, however, they also suggest a fairly unique potential for Catholicism to act as an ‘expert in humanity.’
An Indiana man upset with what he sees as social change that’s anti-family decided to make an unconventional statement, so rather than protesting or picketing, he built a new shrine to the Holy Family, complete with statues of Joseph, Mary and Jesus, and is inviting people to pray.
For one New York area priest, Father Mychal Judge, the Twin Towers attack made him a martyr. For two others, the experience of ministering to the survivors and caring for the dead remains an indelible memory that forever changed their lives and priesthoods.
Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine, a Catholic, said Saturday night that he’s changed his mind on gay marriage and now supports it, and predicted that the Catholic Church may eventually follow suit, among things citing the pope’s famous remark ‘Who am I to judge?’