Dear Confused Catholics: Oh, Never Mind! Correcting the Relatio

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Well, now, here's a scoop:  A new report from Catholic News Agency confirms what we believed, that there was a serious translation error in the Relatio post disceptationem.Last week's report from Rome caused the secular media to explode with enthusiasm, anticipating a "seismic shift" in Church teaching on the Eucharist, homosexuality, and the indissolubility of marriage.At the same time, the first reports elicited concern among faithful Catholics and among the Synod Fathers themselves.  O … [Read more...]

Graffiti Vs. Art: Detroit Grapples With the Question

Mural in Detroit

On abandoned buildings and bridge abutments, sidewalks and signs, Detroit is covered with graffiti--and Detroit mayor Mike Duggan doesn't like it.In a campaign to clean up the streets, Duggan dispatched inspectors along the city's major arteries to ticket vandals with spray cans, charging them with malicious destruction of property.  The Detroit Police Graffiti Task Force identifies graffiti artists and imposes fines and penalties ranging from a fine to a lengthy jail term.But in a city … [Read more...]

Freezing Eggs: Why Facebook and Apple Should Not Support This Technology

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Breaking news today from Silicon Valley, where Facebook and Apple announced that the tech companies will cover the cost, if their female employees choose to have their eggs frozen. NBC News reports:Facebook recently began covering egg freezing, and Apple will start in January, spokespeople for the companies told NBC News. The firms appear to be the first major employers to offer this coverage for non-medical reasons. “Having a high-powered career and children is still a very hard thing t … [Read more...]