Following Jesus and
Thinking With The Church
Requires a New Way of Thinking
VATICAN CITY, September 23, 2012 At midday today the Holy Father appeared on the balcony overlooking the internal courtyard of the Apostolic Palace at Castelgandolfo to pray the Angelus with faithful gathered there.
Archbishop Chaput: Catholics Responsible for Evangelizing US
LOS ANGELES, CA, September 18 -- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput told the Los Angeles Catholic Prayer Breakfast Sept. 18 that Catholics must take responsibility for the evangelization of the country, and pursue this goal through humility and spiritual discipline.
Cardinal Dolan Says Religious Freedom Means Leaving Faith Alone
WASHINGTON D.C., September 13 -- Religious freedom in the United States has historically been understood as allowing religion to “flourish unfettered from government intrusion,” said Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York.
UK Lawyers Say Christians May Have to Choose Between Faith and Job
STRASBOURG, FRANCE, September 12 -- Attorneys representing the United Kingdom said last week that Christians might have to forfeit their jobs if they wish to express their faith in the workplace.
Cardinal Dolan Prays for Life, Religious Liberty at DNC
CHARLOTTE, N.C., September 7, 2012 -- Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s final benediction at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night called for blessings on the delegates, asked God for the “courage” to defend life and prayed for the renewal of “a profound respect for religious liberty.”
Anti-Family, Religious Freedom Bills Pass CA Legislature, Now Up to Governor Brown to Veto
SAN FRANCISCO, September 7, 2012 (Updated) -- This session, the CA Legislature has made the greatest attack in history on religious liberty, the unborn, marriage, the rights of parents, and women's health. Despite the efforts of so many of us, all of the bills that we have been fighting passed the Assembly and Senate and now await Governor Brown's signature or veto by September 30.
Immigration Policy Opening Doors for Young People
PROVIDENCE, R.I., September 6 -- For the last few years, since learning he had entered the United States illegally as a young child, Luis Lucario has lived with the fear that at any time, he could be discovered and deported back to Mexico, separating him from his family here.
Democratic Platform Includes Free Abortions, Official 'Gay Marriage' Support
-- For the first time in American history, a major U.S. political party has incorporated support for a redefinition of marriage into its official statement of beliefs.
University Rejects Misconduct Charge Against Gay Parenting Researcher
AUSTIN, TX, August 31, 2012 -- An official inquiry at the University of Texas at Austin has rejected charges of scientific misconduct which a homosexual activist leveled against sociology professor Mark Regnerus after he published a study that found negative life outcomes among children of parents who had had same-sex relationships.
- Mary Ann Glendon, the former U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, believes that the 2012 presidential election will be a historic crossroads for the United States.
At Convention, Ryan Urges Economic Changes to Decrease Poverty
- In an Aug. 29 speech at the Republican National Convention, Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) called for fiscal responsibility as a key part of a moral response to the needs of the poor and unemployed.
CCG Leadership Summit Trains Cultural Evangelists
LOS ANGELES, August 22, 2012 -- The CCG Leadership Summit for the Evangelization of Culture for Marriage and Family was held on August 4-5, 2012 at St. Jerome Parish in Los Angeles, CA. The focus of this gathering was to prepare county Network for Action leaders for speaking in parishes, legislative visits, and recruiting additional members for local teams.
US Bishops Say Muslims, Catholics Share Religious Freedom Concerns
-- In a statement of support and friendship toward the Muslim community, the U.S. bishops' ecumenical committee leader encouraged trust and collaboration between the two faiths, especially in the task of defending religious freedom in the public square.
Paul Ryan's Bishop Defends Him Amid Attacks on His Application of Church Teaching
MADISON, WIS., August 15 -- Earlier this year, when Georgetown University announced that Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-Wis.), the chairman of the House Budget Committee, would defend his budget in a public address, almost 90 faculty members at the Jesuit institution publicly denounced his interpretation of Church doctrine.
Pro-life community grieves death of Nellie Gray, founder of March for Life
WASHINGTON D.C., August 14 -- Pro-life leaders across the country are mourning the death of Nellie Gray, the woman who founded the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. to commemorate each January the legalization of abortion.