The AnchoressWhat to Expect When You’re Expecting Pope Francis
At a moment when “change from below” is already stirring in America, Pope Francis’ upcoming visit may impact the nation for generations. by Sean Connolly Pope Francis is not coming to the U.S. to damn Americans for our wealth or our love of SUVs. He will arrive not as a critic but as a missionary, [Read More...]
Sticking the CornersPro-Life, Married, and Contracepting: Is There a Problem?
In light of the recent Planned Parenthood videos, I’ve been thinking about a group of pro-life friends who don’t fit the Catholic categories. These are staunchly pro-life Christians who believe sex should be saved for marriage, that marriage is a lifelong, exclusive union between one man and one woman, but who take contraception as the [Read More...]
Monique Ocampo WritesThe Cassock and Collar Make the Man
One wonderful thing about growing up Catholic is that I always smile and feel excited whenever I see a priest or a nun in full uniform. I understand why plainclothes nuns exist and in my college, some of the priests wore casual clothes along with their collars. But the feeling’s not the same. Whenever I [Read More...]
The Deacon's BenchFrancis: beware those who claim to be “very Catholic”
From his Angelus remarks Sunday: Pope Francis has strongly criticized Catholics who brag that they are perfect followers of the church’s teachings but then criticize or speak ill... [Read More]
The Cordial CatholicWhy I Left My Parish: A Cautionary Tale
Photo Credit: Jerry Worster. When I decided to get serious about becoming a Catholic I phoned up the Catholic church closest to my house. I made the cardinal mistake of... [Read More]
Standing on my HeadTen Commandments for Protestants Considering Catholicism
Working in the Bible Belt we Catholics often come across Protestants who are being led to the Catholic Church. However, their path seems to be littered with land mines. There seem... [Read More]
Seasons of GraceWhy Won’t the Catholic Church “Get With the Times” and Ordain Women Priests?
Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church of the United States By Jonathunder (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)... [Read More]
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