She The People: catholic


Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 02/13/2013

Will the next pope in a new world change the Catholic Church?

The next pope will take over the Catholic Church in a political world with dissenting voices, and try to satisfy those who would be faithful but not silent.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  08:52 AM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  catholic church; new pope in changing times; gay marriage; homosexuality and catholic church; pope benedict; who will next pope be?

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 09/07/2012

Trial switch of bishop guilty of protecting priest was PR move to help the church, critic says

It was a brilliant PR move to change the trial of Catholic Bishop Robert Finn so that he would avoid a long jury trial on counts of failure to report suspicions of child sex abuse.

By Diana Reese  |  04:33 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bishop Robert Finn, Catholic Church, Shawn Ratigan, child pornography, child sexual abuse, Kansas City - St. Joseph diocese

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 06/11/2012

‘Nuns on the Bus’ take on Paul Ryan

NETWORK’s Sister Simone Campbell: “A small cadre of bishops ... feel called to politicizing our faith in a way that’s extremely partisan and narrow.”

By Mary C. Curtis  |  12:49 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  vatican, sister simone campbell, Network, Paul Ryan, affordable health care act, obama, catholic, social justice, politics, religion

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 05/22/2012

Catholic suit against Obama birth control rules: Both sides are wrong

Both the Catholic institutions suing the Obama administration over birth control insurance coverage rules and the White House have some valid points. They need to talk.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  04:30 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Roman Catholic Church, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Norte Dame University

Posted at 09:26 PM ET, 04/21/2012

In art and in life, nuns finally get their due

After a Vatican crackdown on U.S. sisters last week, the public reacted with an outpouring of sympathy and support.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:26 PM ET, 04/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  #WhatTheSistersMeanToMe, Catholic nuns, Vatican crackdown on nuns, Leadership Conference of Women Religious, Dolores Hart, Christopher Durang, "God is the Bigger Elvis," "Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You,", James Martin, Doubt, John Patrick Shanley

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Lizzy Seeberg and sexual assault at the University of Notre Dame

There’s so much more to her story.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  12:02 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sexual assault, campus sexual assault, University of Notre Dame, Lizzy Seeberg, National Catholic Reporter

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 02/29/2012

The Politics of Communion: Why was Barbara Johnson turned away?

Second on the list of sins that can stand between a Catholic and Communion is a lapse referred to as “harboring deliberate hatred of others.”

By Melinda Henneberger  |  12:46 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barbara Johnson, Marcel Guarnizo, Roman Catholic Church

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Catholic Church, please be quiet

If I wanted to hear what you have to say, I’d still be going to church.

By Delia Lloyd  |  03:00 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Catholic church, contraceptives, Catholic Bishops, preventative health care and contraceptives, health care reform and contraception Catholic Conference of Bishops

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Priest out for praying wrong

Father Bill Rowe, pastor of St. Mary’s Church in Mount Carmel, Illinois, has been forced out for praying in his own words rather than reading from the Roman Missal.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  04:34 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Komen, Susan G. Komen Foundation, Planned Parenthood, Obama decision on contraception, First Amendment, free exercise of religion, David Axelrod, George Weigel, Karen Handel, clerical sex abuse, Catholic Church, Fr. Bill Rowe, St. Mary's Church, Mount Carmel, Illinois