Opinion from Anchorage, Alaska Gay marriage is an American right
Poll: New York 70 percent of white NY Catholics say religious leaders make no difference in their decision to support or reject gay marriage law 48 percent each in support and opposition
San Diego, Calif. Catholic church reconsiders gay man's funeral, earlier priest said he couldn't do it
The Pope sent his first tweet on Twitter, using an iPad. And for all you who complain that Twitter isn't useful, he didn't tweet "I'm eating a sandwich."
Read the story here.
See a video of him tweeting here.
The web-world is abuzz with talk about this article from the new site Vatican Insider, Vatican document on the reorganisation of U.S. dioceses, in which Italian Vaticanologist Marco Tosatti writes:
But Catholic News Services today reports there ain’t no such document. John Thavis writes that “Vatican sources”:
Washington Theological Union, a seminary that has educated men and women for ministry in the church for 40 years, is closing because "it does not have the financial resources to be able to continue offering its academic services to the Church and the community beyond the 2012 - 2013 academic year," according to a press release dated June 27.
On this day we celebrate the feast of St. Irenaeus, a Bishop and Father of the Church, a Greek, who was born in Asia Minor, c. 125, and who died in Lyons, c. 202. He was educated by St. Polycarp and Justin Martyr.
Click here for the Mass, and here for the Liturgy of the Hours. One of the Readings is taken from St. Irenaeus' treatise, Against Heresies. Click here for all five books of the treatise, which put an end to the influence of Gnosticism.
Pro-condom policy is Not Anti-Catholic, Just Anti-Harm
WORCESTER, Mass. Fundraiser stole $360,000 from Catholic school
Here's an invitation to readers in the Chicago area interested the immigration issue.
Join Arise Chicago and partner organizations of Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights for 2 critical actions this week.
1. ICE Director John Morton, the man responsible for the highest deportation rate in American history, is coming to Chicago this Tuesday. He agreed to meet with advocates but has refused to meet with working families directly affected by deportation. Join us for an action outside his meeting.
Where: 101 W. Congress
When: Tuesday, June 28th 11:45am-1:00pm
2. Unity Rally for working immigrant families.
Join Arise Chicago, ICIRR, partner organizations, Congressman Gutierrez, Alderman Danny Solis and 30 Elected Officials to demand that the President: STOP Deporting DREAM students, STOP the separation of families, and REFORM Secure Communities.
Where: Teamster Hall @ Ashland & VanBuren
When: Thursday, June 30th 5:30-7:30pm
I'm finding this small blogging gig to be humbling and inspiring. I said last week that I hesitated to write suggesting questions the Right to Life Convention could ask potential presidential nominees. I didn't want the nasty responses I was guessing would come.
Don't hesitate, a dear reader wrote. Looking in from the outside, we also want your "wealthy nation to choose life" and we also "just don't see it happening." As I say, I was humbled and inspired.
The recent discouraging news on the economy, especially with respect to unemployment, has once again fueled the debate as to the causes of this very slow so-called recovery.
But few focus on the key issue of the declining incomes and purchasing power of middle-class and working-class Americans. Since the 1970s, these vital classes have seen their incomes decline. As their incomes decline, they have to resort to having dual spousal incomes, buying on credit and overusing their credit cards, and using their mortgages as borrowing machines.
However, these strategies are less viable during this Great Recession.