LMU ethics professor appointed consultant to U.S. bishops

Professor Christopher Kaczor named as one of four doctrinal consultants to the USCCB's doctrine committee

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has appointed philosophy professor Christopher Kaczor as a doctrinal consultant to its Doctrine Committee. Kaczor will be one of four doctrinal consultants who advise the U.S. Catholic bishops as they shape church policy and teaching. Kaczor will serve as the committee’s primary consultant on ethics. Kaczor is a … [Read more...]

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Two kinds of graduation speeches

Young people to tell others how to run their lives

The following comes from a May 31 story by Father James Schall, S.J. on Mercatornet.com. The economist Thomas Sowell recently gave a brief reflection on the general tenor of commencement speeches in our major universities. Most addresses left much to be desired. Sowell found two general types of graduation speeches. The first type is “shameless self-advertising by people in … [Read more...]

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Puzzling

Why are feds taking so long to act on forced Calif. abortion insurance?

The following comes from a March 4 story on the website of the Cardinal Newman Society. California’s coercive abortion mandate—which would force two Catholic universities and other organizations to violate their beliefs and provide health coverage for elective abortions—is still under investigation by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and some are criticizing … [Read more...]

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Loyola Marymount abortion fight hits the New York Times

The following comes from an Oct. 6 story in the New York Times. To read Cal Catholic stories from the summer that detail the start of this fight, click on the dates: July 17, August 12, August 18. Not three weeks have passed since Pope Francis said the church had grown “obsessed” with abortion, declaring, “We have to find a new balance.” But on the campus of Loyola … [Read more...]

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Loyola Marymount drops abortion coverage

The following comes from an August 9 story on the website of the Cardinal Newman Society. Loyola Marymount University has told the Cardinal Newman Society that it will drop its employee insurance coverage of abortion but retain its coverage of contraceptives, following protests from a faithful Catholic professor and just prior to publication of a Newman Society report … [Read more...]

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