Pew survey: U.S. Catholics “remarkably accepting” of non-traditional families

I don’t think there’s much here that’s surprising. But it offers a good snapshot of the flock Pope Francis will be meeting when he arrives on these shores later this month: When Pope Francis arrives in the U.S. for the World Meeting of Families later this month, he will find a Catholic public that is [Read More…]

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Dorothy Day would be appalled

Back in the 1950s, the venerable woman who founded The Catholic Worker wrote a famous essay on “holy obedience”: Most cradle Catholics have gone through, or need to go through, a second conversion which binds them with a more profound, a more mature love and obedience to the Church. I do know that my nature [Read More…]

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Boom: Omaha sees Catholic surge in suburbs, may build more schools and churches

This is a good problem to have, I think. From Omaha.com:  Step into St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church a couple of Sundays each month and you won’t see just one baby getting baptized. You could see more than a half dozen being splashed with Holy Water. Baptisms come in bunches at some Omaha-area Catholic churches, [Read More…]

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Report: despite drop in membership, more German Catholics going to church

Pray Tell has the scoop: This is interesting. While the numbers officially leaving the church in Germany are increasing, those remaining seem to be increasing their attendance and church participation, at least in some places. It has been widely reported that the number of people officially leaving the German Catholic Church (and Protestant churches too, [Read More…]

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Looking for a life-size statue of Jesus? Look no further

From a California newspaper comes this profile of a Catholic with a very unusual hobby: The first thing you notice walking into Jim and Vicki Asbury’s house in Browns Valley is that it is full of grandchildren and pets. The second thing you notice is the life-size statue of Jesus at the top of the [Read More…]

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Bishop Morlino on SSPX: “Have nothing to do with them” — UPDATED

Madison’s Bishop Robert Morlino makes clear his opposition: I want to be cautious and fair about the SSPX. Many of their concerns are legitimate. Many of their values and aspirations are admirable, and their zeal is impressive. Their priests wish to serve the Lord and His people. The people who attend their chapels are fervent. [Read More…]

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Church in Spain declares transgendered person not “suitable” to be a godparent

From Huffington Post in Spain: Alex Salinas is 21 years old. He was assigned female at birth, but is now living as his authentic self as a man. He is a “firm believer” and wants to be a godparent at his nephew’s baptism but the diocese of Cadiz and Ceuta is standing in his way. [Read More…]

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Report: priest stops funeral Mass mid-liturgy

From a TV station in Rochester, New York: A local family said a priest suddenly stopped their loved one’s funeral during the ceremony. Michael Klimchuk said Father Louis Sirianni at Saint Mark’s Church in Greece ended the funeral mass for his sister, Mary, Monday because a family member went outside the order of the mass [Read More…]

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The one question every Catholic needs to ask…

…comes from the always-interesting Brandon Vogt. And it’s a good one:  New research shows that 7% of Catholics contribute 80% of all donations and volunteer hours. It’s easy to cater everything to this group. We know they’ll sign-up, they’ll show up, they’ll subscribe, they’ll buy books, they’ll give. But every Catholic needs to ask this question: [Read More…]

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New York City’s deaf Catholics find a new home

Some readers may recall the controversy surrounding the announcement last year that a parish serving New York’s deaf community was going to close. Now, an update, via Catholic New York: After three decades at St. Elizabeth’s parish, deaf Catholics are about to embark on a new chapter for worship and social gatherings at St. Thomas More [Read More…]

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