Will Michigan Legislature Protect Religious Freedom of Adoption Agencies?

The Michigan House of Representatives will vote this afternoon on legislation which would allow faith-based adoption agencies to continue to provide services in the state.House Bills 4188-4190 would allow Catholic and other faith-based adoption agencies to abide by the teachings of their faith, and to refuse to place children into homes with same-sex or unmarried couples.  As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments next month on whether same-sex "marriage" should be legalized in Mic … [Read more...]

Will Wrongly Convicted Fr. Gordon MacRae Finally Go Free?

Father Gordon J. MacRae may finally be freed soon, after serving more than twenty years in prison.  Father MacRae, whose story is told on the blog These Stone Walls, has long been believed to be innocent of the alleged crimes for which he was convicted in 1994.  This week, though, he will be back in court--where his case will be reviewed with fresh eyes.The clergy abuse scandal was fresh in the news, and there was a lot of anger toward the Church when Father MacRae was accused of sexual as … [Read more...]

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...]


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