At Carnegie Mellon, “Naked Pope” Tosses Condoms Into Crowd (UPDATED)

Costumed in papal vestments, naked from the waist down with a cross shaved into her pubic hair, a Carnegie Mellon University student tossed condoms into the crowd. “It’s all in good fun,” said one of her fellow students who was present and who saw the woman in the school’s annual art school parade on April 18.  “It’s not meant to harm anyone.”Bishop David Zubik disagrees.  The bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, where CMU’s 4th Annual “Anti-Gravity Downhill Derby” occurred, was quick to … [Read more...]

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BREAKING: Federal Judge Overturns Restrictions on Sale of Morning-After Pill (UPDATED)

The New York Times reported on April 5 that a federal judge in Brooklyn has overturned the government’s restriction on over-the-counter sales of the morning-after pill, which had been available only by prescription for girls 16 and under.   Senior Judge Edward R. Korman of the Eastern District of New York ruled on April 4 that Sebelius's decision on Plan B One Step was "arbitrary, capricious, and unreasonable."The question of who should have access to emergency contraception has been a con … [Read more...]

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LIKE DAY AND NIGHT: Two Catholic Groups in Detroit This Weekend

This weekend, there will be two major Catholic conferences in the Archdiocese of Detroit.  Because I think the Detroit News coverage has been so patently slanted, I wanted to point out important differences between them. #1 - CALL TO HOLINESS The Call To Holiness Conference conference will be held on Saturday, June 11, at Burton Manor Conference Center in Livonia.  Call To Holiness, which draws hundreds or thousands of participants each year, is one of the most dynamic events in the Catholic Chu … [Read more...]

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