- Dec 7, 2019
Media coverage of the Jan. 21 Women’s March on Washington will frame it as an expression of a “women’s agenda,” but Professor Helen Alvare claims the reality is that some of the ideas it’s likely to express are good, some are vague, and some are just plain terrible.
In Iowa the Clare Guest House has been providing a safe, supportive environment for women coming out of prison since 1998. The ministry was approved by the Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque and its goals are to respond to the needs of poor women and children and serve as an outreach to Spanish-speaking immigrants.
Bishop Steven Lopes of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Peter, for ex-Anglicans, has issued a pastoral letter on ‘Amoris Laetitia’ holding that divorced and civilly remarried Catholics may receive Communion only if they commit to “complete chastity.”
The U.S. bishops are disappointed by the Obama administration’s denial of decades-old special protections for Cuban migrants to the U.S. The Wet Foot/Dry Foot policy has been repealed in order to normalize relations with Cuba and many Cubans in the U.S. risk being deported.
Five Catholic panelists presented mixed reactions as the nation braces itself for the incoming Trump administration. The panel, called “Faithful Priorities in a Time of Trump,” tried to find common ground with the incoming president while expressing concern for the language he has used in the past.
The many faces of Jesus at the movies in 2016 were perhaps the most notable trend in a larger pattern of religious themes in the year’s films. There were other trends last year worth considering as well. Deacon Steven D. Greydanus proposes that one stand-out theme in this year’s religion-themed films has to do with loss of religious community or social identity.