- Jun 13, 2021
When Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected to the papacy in March 2013, he wasn’t well-traveled or especially familiar with the United States — and those were precisely the gifts he brought to his 2015 visit to America, the anniversary of which is this week.
Chicago’s Archbishop Blase Cupich has said that a recent Georgetown University study, showing that 3 in 10 American Catholics have a negative view of Islam and Catholics are less likely than other Americans to know a Muslim personally, highlights the “urgent need” for dialogue with other faiths.
A principal at a Catholic high school in New Jersey who was abruptly removed from her post along with the school’s president is now back at work, amid a controversy over a lawsuit by a former guidance counselor who says she was fired because she’s married to a woman.
In the fourth edition of his own booklet on voting responsibilities, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix writes that “Catholics may never legitimately promote or vote for any law that attacks innocent human life,” adding “being right on all the other issues can never justify a wrong choice on this most serious matter.”
For the first time ever, the heart of one of Catholicism’s most beloved and best-known saints, Padre Pio, is traveling outside his native Italy, making the rounds of Boston at the invitation of Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley, a member of Padre Pio’s Capuchin Franciscan religious order.
“Taking away the guns — making them far more difficult to acquire — is the easy part, but it doesn’t begin to address the deeper moral and social dysfunctions of American urban life,” Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput said.
Professor Charles Camosy is free to object to elements of the platform of the American Solidarity Party, or the language with which the platform is expressed, but what he can’t question is that the party is staunchly pro-life and committed to ending a “Culture of Death.”