Rick Warren, other non-Catholics urge Church to stand firm

The wrong time to go soft on marriage

The following comes from a Sept. 30 story in the Deseret News. On Sunday, the Roman Catholic Church's Synod of Bishops will begin a two-week conference designed to investigate how church doctrine impacts families. Although any decisions made during the sessions will only formally impact Catholics, a new letter to the synod from conservative intellectuals and religious … [Read more...]

What sisters mean to me

Twitter battle over nuns The following comes from a May 1 story of the Catholic News Agency. Reaction to the Vatican’s announced reform of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious took form on the social media site Twitter, where efforts to show support for religious sisters dueled with the group's critics. Fr. James Martin, S.J., an editor for America magazine, … [Read more...]

Titanic’s Catholic priests

Recalled on 100th anniversary The following comes from an April 17 story on Catholic News Agency. Three Catholic priests, including one hailed by Pope Saint Pius X as a martyr for the faith, were among the victims of the Titanic disaster remembered during its 100th anniversary on April 14-15. All three of the European-born priests – Father Juozas Montvila of Lithuania, … [Read more...]