Guest Voices: catholic

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 11/13/2012

Should President Obama reach out to the Catholic bishops?

It would be a mistake to count out an institution that has been around for 2,000 years, says a Georgetown scholar.

By Thomas J. Reese  |  05:56 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  USCCB; Catholic bishops; statement on economy; financial crisis; United States Conference of Catholic Bishops; President Obama

Posted at 07:13 PM ET, 11/01/2012

After Vatican screening of ‘Muslim Scare’ video, a call for dialogue

Student thanks Islam for helping her to re-embrace the Gospel—the values of faith, hope, and love.

By Jordan Denari  |  07:13 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Islam; Muslims; Ctaholics; Vatican; Muslim-Catholic relations; New Evangelization

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)
Tags:  clergy sexual abuse; child abuse; Roman Catholic Church; offenders; child molesters; Catholic Church; child protection; child advocates; Stephen J. Rossetti

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 10/26/2012

‘These aren’t my grandfather’s Knights of Columbus. And that’s a shame!’

Author is troubled by Catholic group’s politicized activities such as financing gay marriage bans.

By Marianne T. Duddy-Burke  |  01:44 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  anti-gay arriage; same-sex marriage; Knights of Columbs; Catholic fraternal group; Marianne T. Duddy-Burke

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)
Tags:  Roman Catholic Church; new saints; Holy Rosary; Catholics; Mulerius Dignitatem; On the Dignity of Women; female ordination; women’s rights; lay Catholic women; spiritual leaders; man; deacons; priests; Ashley E. McGuire;

Posted at 07:23 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Why a former nun will be ordained a priest

Georgia woman says she found her true calling with a group focused renewing the priesthood.

By Diane Dougherty  |  07:23 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  priests; Catholic; women priests; Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests; Diane Dougherty; Catholics

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)
Tags:  nuns; women priests; Roman Catholic Church; Phyllis Zagano

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Catholicism, American style

Professor reflects on witnessing two deeply Catholic politicians who are basically very much alike.

By Mathew N. Schmalz  |  02:21 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  vice-presidential debate; Catholic candidates; Biden; Ryan; abortion; faith and politics; politics; campaign 2012; election 2012

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 10/11/2012

The priest I never was

How coming out can be its own blessed event.

By Ned Martel  |  03:53 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Coming Out Day; gay; Catholic; Roman Catholic; priest; Ned Martel

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)
Tags:  Second Vatican Council; Vatican II; Roman Catholic Church; Catholics; 50 years after Vatican II; Ken Wolfe; Latin Mass; new Mass

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)
Tags:  Second Vatican Council; Vatican II; saints; Catholics; Roman Catholic Church; Colleen Carroll Campbell; saints; feast days

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)
Tags:  Catholic Church; Catholic; Jewish; sexual abuse; Dawn Eden; Gayle Trotter; My Peace I Give You

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)
Tags:  HHS mandate, Conscience Cause, the Rev. Matthew C. Harrison, the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, Catholic Church, Affordable Care Act

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)
Tags:  Obamacare, HHS mandate, contraception mandate, Roman Catholic Church, the Most Rev. William E. Lori, Archbishop Lori

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)
Tags:  HHS mandate, contraception mandate, President Obama, Obamacare, Catholic Church, health-care law, Affordable Care Act

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)
Tags:  god particle, astronomy, religion science, catholic church

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)
Tags:  catholic church, sex abuse

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)
Tags:  catholic church, health care, supreme court

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)
Tags:  catholic church

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)
Tags:  catholic church, spirituality

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)
Tags:  catholic church, feminism, nuns, gender

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)
Tags:  catholic church, sexuality, nuns, vatican

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)
Tags:  catholic church, catholic nuns

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)
Tags:  catholic church, immigration, supreme court, public policy

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)
Tags:  catholic church, religious freedom, catholicism

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)
Tags:  catholic church

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Why Santorum didn’t sell

Does a socially conservative candidate have a prayer for president?

By Jacques Berlinerblau  |  05:35 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rick santorum, catholic, religion politics

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Baylor and Notre Dame: Baptist-Catholic competition, cooperation

Despite a deep theological divide, in recent years shared political objectives have brought Catholics and Baptists much closer together.

By Mathew N. Schmalz  |  02:29 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  basketball, catholic, baptist

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)
Tags:  pope benedict xvi, catholic church, cuba, castros, freedom, religious freedom

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)
Tags:  religious freedom, contraception, catholic church

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)
Tags:  catholicism, catholic church

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)
Tags:  catholic church, gay rights

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)
Tags:  conctraception, sexuality, catholic church

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 02/22/2012

Why Baptists stand with Catholics on birth control mandate

Despite our theological differences, we cannot remain silent while others find their First Amendment freedom of religion rights trampled.

By Bryant Wright, Richard Land and O. S. Hawkins  |  09:14 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  religious freedom, baptist, catholic, birth control

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)
Tags:  ash wednesday, lent, catholic church

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)
Tags:  birth control, religious freedom, catholic church, mormonism

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Guilty Catholic pleasure? ‘Downton Abbey’

I feel the tiniest bit guilty liking “Downton” because it celebrates income inequalities, noblesse oblige and snottiness. But how!

By James Martin  |  01:38 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  poverty, guilty, catholic guilt, downton abbey