CATHOLIC BUSINESS PROFILE: Tim and Pat Von Dohlen

CATHOLIC BUSINESS PROFILE: Tim and Pat Von Dohlen

Texas native Tim VonDohlen, a long-time Catholic Business Journal columnist, is known as much for his business savvy and significant success as for his profound Catholic faith. That said, life has not always been smooth-sailing for Tim, nor for his wife, even though to meet either of them you would never know. Pat Von Dohlen…
‘We serve everyone’: Salvation Army responds to Chick-Fil-A donation cut

‘We serve everyone’: Salvation Army responds to Chick-Fil-A donation cut

 CNA—The Salvation Army has denied accusations that it is an anti-LGBT organization in the wake of the Chick-Fil-A Foundation publicly severing ties with the group. “We’re saddened to learn that a corporate partner has felt it necessary to divert funding to other hunger, education and homelessness organizations — areas in which The Salvation Army, as…
First, Take No Stand : In assisted suicide, the medical profession ducks behind “neutrality.”

First, Take No Stand : In assisted suicide, the medical profession ducks behind “neutrality.”

The New Atlantis—On June 9, 2016, a law permitting physician-assisted suicide went into effect in California. The same day, Dr. Lonny Shavelson, an emergency medicine physician, opened the Bay Area End of Life Options clinic to provide the newly legal service. A longtime activist for the cause, Shavelson’s interest began in adolescence. In an interview…
Pascal Siakam: Catholic Toronto Raptors star and his unconventional path from Cameroon to NBA

Pascal Siakam: Catholic Toronto Raptors star and his unconventional path from Cameroon to NBA

BBC—For the first 17 years of his life, Pascal Siakam didn’t pick up a basketball much. It was just a game his older brothers played. Even though his father dreamed about one of his children growing up to play in the NBA, Siakam, the youngest of six siblings, was always more interested in other sports.…
What do you think?  Chick-Fil-A changes charitable donations but not core principles

What do you think? Chick-Fil-A changes charitable donations but not core principles

CNA—American fast-food chain Chick-Fil-A has announced it will stop donating to two large faith-based charitable organizations, after years of criticism from LGBT groups. On Monday, the Chick-Fil-A Foundation announced the organizations it would donate to in 2020. Notably, the foundation will no longer donate to the Salvation Army or to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.…
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