San Francisco’s Unwashed “Masses”: Better Safe Than Soggy

Water drips

Is there anyone else out there who is troubled by all the finger-wagging over the San Francisco Cathedral's sprinkler system?I mean, we LOVE the poor.  We should reach out and help them.  The social doctrine of the Catholic Church, as I mentioned in my post earlier this week, speaks often about the Preferential Option for the Poor.   Jesus loved the poor, fed them (like the crowds gathered on the hillside near Bethsaida in Galilee), healed them (like the ten lepers), urged his followers to he … [Read more...]

EWTN Gets Its Day in Court

February 4, 2015.  Mark your calendar.  That's the day when oral arguments will be heard in the Eternal Word Television Network's case against the HHS Mandate.The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which is defending EWTN in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, in its media advisory called EWTN "a Catholic network whose sole purpose is to spread the word of God," and noted that EWTN must fight for the right to remain faithful to the very religious message it advances.If they were to lose, E … [Read more...]

Anne Thompson Gets the Scoop: Pope’s Coming to Philly!

Pope Francis is coming to America!We thought that it would happen:  We believed that Pope Francis would honor his predecessor Benedict XVI's commitment and would participate in the World Meeting of Families, planned for September 2015 in Philadelphia.In fact, I reported last month that Archbishop Charles Chaput had announced the Pope's plans to visit the City of Brotherly Love.  Archbishop Chaput said that the Holy Father would be present for the last days of the conference, F … [Read more...]


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