Cardinal Pell: “The Pope does not want the Vatican to be seen as a Renaissance court”

Details from Vatican Insider: The cardinal archbishop of Sydney, George Pell, in Rome for various meetings in the Vatican, granted me this interview on June 24, in which he shared his impressions on Pope Francis’s first 100 days in office and discussed the reform of the Roman Curia. “We’ve got a different type of Pope” who [Read More…]

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Will Churches Be Sued Over Gay Marriage?

Flashback:  A church group that owns beachfront property discriminated against a lesbian couple by not allowing them to rent the locale for their civil union ceremony, a New Jersey department ruled Monday in a case that has become a flash point in the nation’s gay rights battle. The New Jersey Division on Civil Rights said [Read More…]

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Gay Marriage and Other Churches

We know where the Catholic Church stands on the issue of gay marriage.  But how about other faiths? Jaweed Kaleem at Huffington Post has an interesting wrap-up, in light of Wednesday’s SCOTUS decisions: Most of the nation’s biggest religious groups, such as the Roman Catholic Church (68 million members), Southern Baptist Convention (16 million), United [Read More…]

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What Did Obama Really Say Today About Churches and Gay Marriage?

Elizabeth Scalia has some strong ideas on the topic, and quotes the White House statement:  I applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act. This was discrimination enshrined in law. It treated loving, committed gay and lesbian couples as a separate and lesser class of people. The Supreme Court has [Read More…]

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It Started After Mass: “Dignity” Catholics Behind the DOMA Defeat

A detail about today’s SCOTUS story you may not know. HuffPo has the details: As millions celebrate today the Supreme Court’s striking down of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), many will be giving thanks to Edie Windsor, the 83-year-old plaintiff in the case, and her lawyer, Roberta Kaplan. What most people will not know, [Read More…]

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USCCB Reacts to SCOTUS Decisions: “Tragic Day for Marriage and Our Nation”

From a statement released a short time ago: The U.S. Supreme Court decisions June 26 striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act and refusing to rule on the merits of a challenge to California’s Proposition 8 mark a “tragic day for marriage and our nation,” said Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president [Read More…]

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Pope Francis: “We Are All Equal”

From today’s General Audience:  Today I would like briefly to refer to one more picture that helps us to illustrate the mystery of the Church: that of the temple (cf. Lumen Gentium, 6). What does the word, ‘temple’ call to mind? It makes us think of a building, a construction. In particular, it recalls to [Read More…]

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Stuff I Did in Denver

As you may recall, I spent most of last week at the 2013 Catholic Media Conference in Denver. If you missed my Facebook posts — what, you weren’t hanging on my every word? —here’s a quick photographic recap. Moments after we landed at the Denver International Airport on Tuesday, a tornado hit. They sent everyone [Read More…]

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Rabbis Serve Jewish Patients at Catholic Hospice in Florida

Details:  In a quiet area on the 5th floor of Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale and at St. Catherine’s Rehabilitation Hospital in Hialeah Gardens, rabbis minister to dying Jewish patients. Rabbis from Catholic Hospice have been serving patients in the L’chaim Jewish Hospice program for 10 years. “We recognized a need because of the large Jewish population [Read More…]

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“NeverWet”: Incredible Invention of the Year

Maybe, in fact, of the decade. Really. Spray this stuff on clothes, or even an iPhone, and never worry about moisture again.  Or so they say. Watch this demonstration video and prepare to be amazed.  As TIME magazine put it: “If you watch one video today, watch this one. You won’t be sorry.” [Read more…]

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