Guest Voices: catholic church


Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 12/05/2012

Michelangelo, religious tolerance and the 500th anniversary of the Sistine Chapel ceiling

Rabbi says frescoes offer a barely concealed message of respect for the righteous of all faiths.

By Benjamin Blech  |  06:05 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 10/26/2012

A new phase of child protection

In our “throw away” society, we cannot throw people away; we have to face our problems, says a Catholic priest and licensed psychologist.

By Stephen J. Rossetti  |  03:33 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:37 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Catholic writer: October has been a major month for Catholic women

Our sex has taken its rightful place within the ranks of theologians, doctors, and saints of the church.

By Ashley E. McGuire  |  09:37 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Roman Catholic women priests?

Author/researcher looks at the ministry of women in the church.

By Phyllis Zagano  |  07:01 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/11/2012

Vatican II at 50

The greatest accomplishment that can be said for Vatican II is Pope John XXIII’s stated goal to “throw open the windows of the Church.

By Kenneth J. Wolfe  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/11/2012

Saints are back in style

Fifty years after Vatican II, Catholic saints are enjoying a revival.

By Colleen Carroll Campbell  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Author: ‘Problem of sexual abuse crosses all social groups, all religions’

Dawn Eden discusses how Catholic saints were pivotal in her road to recovery from sexual abuse.

By Gayle Trotter  |  01:31 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 08/09/2012

HHS mandate: An attack on all people of faith

We need to stand up and tell the federal government that religious people determine what violates their consciences, not bureaucrats.

By Matthew C. Harrison and Samuel Rodriguez  |  06:58 PM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 08/02/2012

HHS mandate shouldn’t require leaving faith, values at home

At a time when the government is rightly trying to move toward universal health coverage, does it serve the public interest to tell some nonprofit and for-profit organizations that they must violate their deepest beliefs or drop their health coverage?

By William E. Lori  |  07:00 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 08/02/2012

HHS mandate: President Obama’s broken promise

The moment it went into effect, the nature of religious freedom in this country dramatically changed.

By Ashley E. McGuire  |  06:24 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Can the ‘God Particle’ lead us to God?

The Vatican’s astronomer says that scientific discoveries point to the creator.

By Guy Consolmagno  |  12:06 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 07/09/2012

Catholic sex abuse crisis, 10 years later

Are kids safer in the church today than they were in 2002?

By Thomas G. Plante  |  03:01 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 06/28/2012

Health care’s messy morality: What’s next for Christians as the Affordable Care Act survives?

It’s time to think without illusions regarding the state’s capacities about how we can be Good Samaritans.

By Matthew J. Franck  |  11:10 AM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 06/21/2012

Religious liberty is not optional

The Constitution protects us from being punished by the government for living in accord with our beliefs. That’s all that Catholics seek to defend.

By William E. Lori  |  03:58 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Why we (still) need the Catholic Church

Is it possible, as some say, to follow Jesus without a religious community?

By Michael Bayer  |  03:46 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 06/06/2012

Is this what a Catholic feminist looks like?

American Catholicism’s gender wars would sound foreign to Catholic women on the other side of the world.

By Mathew N. Schmalz  |  02:00 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 06/05/2012

Why the Catholic Church needs Margaret Farley

If ever there were a method of moral reasoning on sexual ethics that is desperately needed in the Catholic Church today, it is the one proposed by Margaret Farley.

By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite  |  04:27 PM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 05/04/2012

With allegations of a ‘nun crackdown,’ the Vatican goes spring cleaning

The nuns at LCWR are simply the latest Catholic institution to be checked for orthodoxy. Big whoop.

By Ashley McGuire  |  12:26 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:22 PM ET, 04/24/2012

The Supreme Court’s immigration hearing: Human dignity not up for debate

The federal government is in the best position to balance competing goals of enforcing of immigration laws while respecting human dignity.

By Jose H. Gomez  |  08:22 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 04/20/2012

What makes a Catholic patriot?

Catholics are patriotic Americans precisely in their catholicity.

By Mathew N. Schmalz  |  11:31 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 04/11/2012

A new Catholic conversation on sex?

Does the Catholic Church have trouble convincing its own congregants about its teachings on sexuality? “Do we ever!” says America’s top bishop.

By Mathew N. Schmalz  |  12:41 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 03/26/2012

How Pope Benedict could shape religious freedom in Cuba

The challenge the pontiff faces is how to turn a springtime of faith into a springtime of freedom.

By Teo A. Babun  |  01:22 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 03/23/2012

Why we’re standing up for religious freedom

The federal government is still telling religious institutions to provide products and services they find objectionable.

By Mary Rose Somarriba  |  10:58 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 03/16/2012

St. Patrick’s Catholic circle of faith

What St. Patrick’s simple genius can teach the church today.

By Timothy Shriver  |  04:09 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Blessed are they who mourn?

Most of us hold several views that contradict official Roman Catholic teaching. Could any of us be the next Barbara Johnson?

By Marianne Duddy Burke  |  04:37 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 02/22/2012

In defense of the Catholic Church

I am one of many Catholics who proudly supports the church’s teachings on sexuality and contraception.

By Sara Perla  |  12:28 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 02/22/2012

Lent in a time of a Catholic culture war

It seems Ash Wednesday came early this year. See these Christians: how they love to fight each other.

By Kevin Clarke  |  08:32 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 PM ET, 02/19/2012

Why we are all Catholics now

This battle over birth control coverage harkens back to America’s founding: If you can’t serve God as you choose, you are not free.

By Glenn Beck  |  10:55 PM ET, 02/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)