- May 8, 2021
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?
A new “State of the Bible Survey” by the American Bible Society found that 77 percent of Catholics want to read the Bible more often. Although the percentage has fluctuated in recent years, it reflects an 8 percentage point increase since January 2013, just before Pope Francis’ election.
California implements a new law on Thursday that backers cheer as a form of personal choice, but opponents condemn as a plunge into moral quicksand — a looming danger to the most vulnerable in society who may be coerced to end their lives.
Guidelines ahead of Tuesday’s primary insist, “Our faith teaches that we must follow our properly formed conscience. No one can decide that for us, or has the right to question our faith if we do not agree with them on a political strategy or candidate.”
Father Tom McMichael of St. Mary’s parish in Marysville, Washington, is one of roughly 200 married Catholic priests in America, mostly former Episcopalians and Lutherans.
National Review columnist David French is being pushed for a third-party run by #NeverTrump conservatives, and greeted by many on the religious right with praise bordering on adulation.
Founded by Cardinal John O’Connor in 1989 with a special vow to protect the sacredness of human life, the Sisters of Life are now among the most vibrant orders in North America.
2014 figures from the U.S. Bishops say the Church has spent almost $3 billion over the previous decade on sexual abuse allegations, including settlements, attorneys’ fees, and other costs.