- Charles Collins
- Jun 29, 2020
Two members of the Little Sisters of the Poor say they sometimes get a bit weary of answering questions about their role in the contraception mandates fight, but also that the publicity generated by the case may boost fundraising and vocations, and helps them advocate for the elderly.
The pope travels not because he thinks he is some international rock star on tour, but because he wants to see people focus their lives on Christ. Therein is our life. Therein is our credibility. Therein is the solution to the problems that plague the world.
California’s Catholic bishops announced their support July 14 for Proposition 62, a voter initiative on the November ballot that would repeal the death penalty, also their opposition to Proposition 66, also on the November ballot, which would expedite executions in California.
Against the backdrop of a violent land conflict, a national economic implosion and a bitter fight over public education — all of which have pitted various groups against one another in several nations — Catholic bishops in Latin America are striving to be game-changers by urging dialogue.
In an interview on the 10th anniversary of his appointment as the Archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Donald Wuerl says most people seem enthused by Pope Francis, warns against “secular hegemony” and “silence” on anti-Christian persecution, and says priests are grateful for the pope’s approach on the family.
Despite the fact that four of the fourteen independent Eastern Orthodox churches of the world opted not to show up, an expert on Orthodoxy insists that the “Holy and Great Council” in Crete in late June was significant, arguing that meeting together to hash out issues is part of the DNA of Orthodoxy.