- Jan 20, 2021
A Franciscan friar, initially the underdog of the Clericus chess tournament for clergy, proved that a little faith can lead to checkmate in the end.
Despite the predominance of the Catholic Church, particularly in Rome, Mormons are looking to the future with the opening of a new temple and visitors center that church elders hope will draw more converts.
Bishop Robert W. McElroy, co-chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ West Coast Catholic-Muslim Dialogue, will tell you that the biggest obstacle to dialogue between the two faiths is ignorance. Sherman Jackson, a professor of religion and American studies and ethnicity at the University of Southern California Dornsife, believes it to be fear. They agree that the only path forward is through cooperation.
It’s always been the jokey answer to a dumb question, but it’s now a serious issue for Catholic intellectuals who have been criticizing, and defending, the Catholic bona fides of Pope Francis, especially since the pontiff released a landmark document on family life earlier this month that some say calls
At first glance, Catholic Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and Pope Francis didn’t appear to have much in common. Scalia didn’t even bother to attend Francis’s groundbreaking speech to Congress this past September. (He’s been skipping State of the Unions for years as well.) They certainly didn’t share the same
Justice Antonin Scalia, a giant of American jurisprudence and a vocal defender of traditional Catholic morality, was fiercely protective of religion’s role in the public square, but he always insisted his faith did not impact his judicial rulings. Scalia, who died Saturday at a ranch in West Texas where he