Archbishop Cordileone Defends Teacher Morality Clause in Open Letter to Legislators

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Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, archbishop of San Francisco, has issued a measured, respectful, yet strong response to an open letter from eight California legislators.  The legislators had demanded that the archbishop revoke an archdiocesan policy which requires teachers in Catholic schools to be respectful of Church teachings.Archbishop Cordileone is known as a lover of the Church, and a staunch defender of Catholic teaching.  In his role as chairman of the United States Conference of Cath … [Read more...]

New York Times Publishes Full-Page Anti-Catholic Ad

NYTimes full page ad

"Dogma should not trump our civil liberties."  That's the UN-civil message from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) in a full-page ad which appears in the front news section of today's New York Times.Pictured at the top is birth control pioneer Margaret Sanger, the racist, atheist founder of Planned Parenthood whose motto was "No Gods - No Masters."  The ad criticizes the "all-male, all-Roman Catholic majority" of the Supreme Court who voted to protect Americans' religious rights in t … [Read more...]

Priestly Sex Abuse: Get the Facts Straight

Last week on this blog, someone threw a grenade in the combox.  It was one of those unsubstantiated rants, something like, "The Catholic Church should take care of its own business.  Priests abuse children with much greater frequency than people in other helping professions (teachers, ministers, etc.)"It was blatantly untrue, and I called the writer out on it.  The incident reminded me, though, just how much some people still take at face value the untruths and misstatements that are thrown a … [Read more...]


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