• This woman doesn’t want to be a priest, she wants to teach them

    This woman doesn’t want to be a priest, she wants to teach them

    • Jun 11, 2016

    A convert from Judaism, agnosticism, and eventually Protestantism, Dawn Eden Goldstein recently earned the highest pontifical degree after studying with Chicago seminarians, and plans to teach at seminaries. She says the presence of women in that environment helps future priests be “less macho and more gracious with one another.”

  • Planned Parenthood bill on illegal recordings draws Catholic fire

    Planned Parenthood bill on illegal recordings draws Catholic fire

    • Jun 11, 2016

    In California, a bill sponsored by Planned Parenthood that would criminalize distributing secretly recorded conversations involving health care providers is drawing strong resistance from both free speech advocates and Catholic officials, who see it as an effort to muzzle pro-life activism.

  • Lives and deaths of John Paul II, Muhammad Ali intertwined

    Lives and deaths of John Paul II, Muhammad Ali intertwined

    • Jun 10, 2016

    In their twilight years, both St. Pope John Paul II and Muhammad Ali had the same debilitating illness that left them visibly weak, but they remained public figures, offering witness to a different kind of strength and a different kind of victory.

  • Meet the ‘Papal Ninja’ taking TV by storm

    Meet the ‘Papal Ninja’ taking TV by storm

    • Jun 10, 2016

    A new star of American Ninja Warrior, Sean Bryan, is a serious Catholic, serving as a project manager for the Lay Mission Project – an initiative by the Western Dominican province, Diocese of Sacramento, Catherine of Siena Institute, Institute of Salesian Studies, and Our Sunday Visitor – to form lay Catholics “for the sake of animating the mission of the Church to secular society.”

  • Catholic legislators complain of Church pressure on lawsuits bill

    Catholic legislators complain of Church pressure on lawsuits bill

    • Jun 10, 2016

    A Pennsylvania legislator says he was “shocked” to see an item in his parish bulletin noting that he had voted in favor of a measure to allow private institutions, including the Catholic Church, to be sued for past failures to curb sexual abuse, as much as 40 years ago, but not public institutions.

  • Do Christians practice too much ‘toxic charity’?

    Do Christians practice too much ‘toxic charity’?

    • Jun 10, 2016

    Those who run the soup kitchens, homeless shelters, food pantries and welfare programs are constantly faced with the dilemma of how to help genuinely those who line up for bags of food. Is it possible that handouts not only do not relieve poverty, but they actually encourage it?