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