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...]

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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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Archbishop Nienstedt Did Nothing Wrong; So Where Is the Media Now? Where Are YOU?

Warning:  This. Makes. Me. Cranky.Look, I’m as concerned as the next person about the safety of children.  I believe sexual perpetrators should be prosecuted and imprisoned.  I think that Church leadership should take strong measures to ensure that priests who betray their sacred trust are removed from ministry.The media can play an important role in safeguarding the public trust, when Church and community leaders fail to do their job.What has happened in the Twin Cities, though, goes … [Read more...]

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