Right-wing outlet Church Militant, known for its firebrand attitude towards the church and Pope Francis, is announcing layoffs. The downsizing follows years of growth, including the construction of a new TV studio and the opening of an office in Rome.
The head of the Federal Election Commission chastised Catholic bishops during a pair of interviews this week, accusing church hierarchy of "hiding behind" their nonprofit status and declaring that this year's U.S. election amounts to a "spiritual war" that threatens the country's "Christian moral principles."
Distinctly Catholic: CatholicVote.org is willing to spend $9.7 million to test the proposition that Catholic voters are Trump's best chance at a second term. But the president may be in for a surprise.
A conservative Catholic publication has sparked backlash after it released a video on June 11 referring to the African American archbishop of Washington as an "accused homosexual," a "Marxist" and an "African Queen."
Beyond the intra-church skirmishing, much of the Church Militant operation acts like any other news operation, but it remains a counterweight to the widespread consensus that has emerged in much of the Christian world.
Distinctly Catholic: I think this is the question the pope wants them to ask: Whence your credibility as a bishop? While there will always be some ministers who are clueless, how could a culture form that such patterns of evil behavior covering up the crimes of the perpetrators were so widespread?
The seminary at the Catholic University of America has cancelled a talk by Jesuit Fr. James Martin after far-right church groups flooded the school with opposition to the priest’s new book on LGBT Catholics.