Bishop Thomas Tobin responds to NCR Young Voices column: All of these reasons so often cited for dropping out of the church — are they reasons or just convenient excuses?
With his anti-Muslim rhetoric and planned travel bans, you’d think President Trump would be a favorite target for Islamic State’s propaganda. The jihadist caliphate in Syria and Iraq must be pulling out all the stops to slam him as the epitome of Islamophobia.
Well, think again. The extremist group that Trump vows to “totally obliterate” has hardly printed or broadcast a word about him since before the November election. The caliphate’s Ministry of Media acts almost as if he didn’t exist.
President Donald Trump, during a campaign rally in Nashville, vowed to fight the latest court ruling blocking his executive order temporarily suspending immigration from six Muslim-majority countries and refugee resettlement all the way to the Supreme Court.
"We're going to fight this terrible ruling," the president told a crowd of cheering supporters in Nashville's Municipal Auditorium March 15. "The danger is clear. The law is clear. The need for my executive order is clear."
College roundup: LGBT Catholics share their stories in "Full of Grace" play; LaRoche institute trains international priests and religious; California lawmakers propose college aid plan.
Trump administration: Catholics especially have been outspoken in opposition to Trump’s executive orders and policies on immigration and refugees.
Faith and Justice: At the Last Supper, Jesus said, “Do this in memory of me,” not “have a celibate priesthood.”
The budget lords of the Donald Trump administration have proposed cuts to several domestic service programs. Members of Congress must defy these budget attacks.
Some of the more successful college basketball teams in the NCAA tournament in recent years are Catholic. One thing many of them have? A chaplain to provide spiritual support.
Young Voices: First comes a relatively surface-level commonality, then another, until the penny drops and you realize that at the end of the day, we really are all similar.
Comments made by Catholic legislators in New Mexico in support of abortion and physician-assisted suicide "do not represent" church teaching and "may be confusing to the Catholic faithful," said the state's Catholic bishops.