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Saturday, June 23, 2018

House Chaplain Will Stay — After Sending Tough Letter To Ryan

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet. House Speaker Paul Ryan has accepted the un-resignation of House Chaplain Patrick Conroy, who issued the speaker a scathing letter withdrawing his previously tendered resignation. Conroy says that he never spoke to Ryan about his resignation or termination but that his chief of staff Jonathan Burks requested that the chaplain step […]

May 4, 2018
Hillary Clinton reacts to Donald Trump joke at Al Smith charity dinner in New York

As Clinton Smiles, Trump Draws Jeers At Tense Al Smith Dinner

At one point during the dinner, which raised $6 million for Catholic charities, Trump said Clinton was “pretending not to hate Catholics.”

October 21, 2016
Religion, Catholic, Nuns, Violence, Haiti, Elections, World News, Police

Catholic Nuns Target Of Violence In Haiti

Violence against nuns and priests escalates in Haiti, seemingly tied to anxiety over upcoming elections.

April 1, 2015

Pope Wants Free Debate During Vatican Summit On Family

Pope Francis wants to have a discussion where participants listen with humility to different viewpoints at a summit on Catholic church teachings and modern lifestyles.

October 6, 2014

Weekend Reader: ‘Good Catholics: The Battle over Abortion in the Catholic Church’

Today the Weekend Reader brings you Good Catholics: The Battle Over Abortion in the Catholic Church by the former editor of Conscience magazine, Patricia Miller. Good Catholics explores the conflicts that arise when religion and women’s issues collide. Abortion and birth control are deemed sinful by the Catholic Church, whose reach goes beyond those who adhere to its […]

July 12, 2014

Lawmakers Ask San Francisco Archbishop Not To Attend Anti-Gay Marriage Rally

By Lee Romney, Los Angeles Times SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone has made no secret of his stance on same-sex marriage. As chair of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops subcommittee for the promotion and defense of marriage, he backed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution earlier this year that would […]

June 12, 2014

Pope’s Plan To Say Mass In Jerusalem Spot Three Faiths Claim Roils Tensions

By Daniella Cheslow, McClatchy Foreign Staff JERUSALEM — The Cenacle, named for the Latin word for dinner, is testament to the layers of religious history in Jerusalem — and the trouble that competing faiths can cause. According to tradition, it was in the Cenacle that Jesus ate a Passover feast the night before his Crucifixion, instituting […]

May 23, 2014

Percentage Of Catholic Latinos In U.S. Down 12 Percent, Pew Study Finds

By Kurt Streeter, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Buffeted by a rise in converts to other forms of Christianity as well as a falling away from religion entirely, the share of Latino Catholics in the United States continues to decline, a study released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center found. The study reconfirmed that […]

May 7, 2014

Speaker Boehner Invites Pope Francis To Address Congress

By Lisa Mascaro and Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Speaker John A. Boehner has invited Pope Francis to deliver a joint address to Congress, in what would be the first such session by the head of the Catholic Church. The invitation was made on the first anniversary of popular pope’s election, and meshes […]

March 13, 2014

Pope Francis’ Popularity Not Bringing More Into Catholic Church, Poll Shows

By Kurt Streeter, Los Angeles Times Pope Francis is one of the best-known religious figures in the world, but a new Pew Research poll seeking to quantify his popularity raises questions about the so-called Francis effect. The poll found an overwhelming embrace of Francis, who has been trying to steer the Catholic church toward a greater […]

March 6, 2014