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  • Philadelphia cardinal Bevilacqua dies; tenure marred by sex abuse

     
    Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua, former head of the Philadelphia archdiocese, was accused during his 15-year tenure of ignoring sexual abuse of children by hundreds of priests. Bevilacqua died Tuesday night....
  • Obama, Cathoics, contraception and the “Hawaiian option”

     
    Religion News Service blogger David Gibson writes about a compromise President Barack Obama is offering after infuriating Catholic leaders with a health insurance mandate that covers contraception, even for religious organizations opposed to condoms and...
  • Late Night: Jon Stewart rips Catholic church over birth control

     
    Jon Stewart has some harsh words for the Catholic church and Rick Santorum....
  • Rick 'Cafeteria' Santorum

     
    Juan Cole's list of the Top Ten Catholic Teachings Santorum Rejects while Obsessing about Birth Control Interesting to see how progressive/liberal the Catholic heirarchy is in many areas. For example, as ThinkProgress notes: Pope Benedict XVI has called...
  • A Long, Red-Faced Rant on This Contraception Horseshit

     
    Here I am reporting to you from what I guess must be the Fifteenth Century, where apparently a mysoginistic cabal of old white men in the Vatican can tell American women that they must allow every sperm a chance to conceive in their womb. Obama caved...
  • Bishop Emeritus Dorsey celebrates 56 years

     
    Orlando Catholic Bishop Emeritus Norbert Dorsey is celebrating the 56th anniversary of his ordination to priesthood on April 28, 1956. According to the Diocese website:  Bishop Dorsey was installed as the third bishop of Orlando on May 25, 1990, in...
  • Fortnight for Freedom or Discrimination?

     
    In dueling press releases, Catholics for Choice and U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops debate whether religious freedom is under attack or the church is engaging in religious discrimination. First, the Catholic Bishops: “Across America, our right...
  • New San Francisco archbishop appointed by pope

     
    The Vatican on Friday named the bishop of Oakland, a leading opponent of gay marriage, as archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco. The appointment of Salvatore J. Cordileone, 56, by Pope Benedict XVI is scheduled to be......
  • Noonan teaches Responsible Citizenship to Catholics on Monday

     
    WHEN: Monday, Sept. 24, 7-9 p.m. WHERE: Annunciation Catholic Church Life Center, 1020 Montgomery Road, Altamonte Springs. This event will provide information to help Catholics fulfill their moral obligation to promote the common good during the general...
  • Post-election forensics of the religion vote in 2012

     
    Faith in Public Life put together an election analysis based on exit polling and the political context that’s developed over the course of the year: Ballot initiatives In Florida and California, faith-based community organizing groups mounted...
  • U.S. Catholic Bishops launch campaign for life, liberty and marriage

     
    WASHINGTON—The U.S. Catholic bishops have launched a pastoral strategy addressing critical life, marriage and religious liberty concerns. The five-part strategy or call to prayer was approved by the bishops in November and is set to begin after...