- Jan 19, 2021
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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?