Supreme Court gives second chance to Oregon cake bakers who declined same-sex wedding

Supreme Court gives second chance to Oregon cake bakers who declined same-sex wedding

CNA—An Oregon bakery whose owners declined to make a cake celebrating a same-sex commitment ceremony will get another chance in court, after the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 17 ruling ordered lower courts to reconsider a massive fine and other penalties in light of a similar Colorado case. “The Constitution protects speech, popular or not, from…
On Sickness and Grace

On Sickness and Grace

None of us are prepared for illness. As an ongoing Team-in-Training participation with the athletic arm of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, I can’t tell you how often I’ve heard personal stories of shock transforming into courage in the face of a cancer diagnosis.  Each time I’m amazed, humbled, inspired. There are no predictors. No…
Wendy’s Encourages Adoption with ingenious new campaign

Wendy’s Encourages Adoption with ingenious new campaign

FaithWire, CBJ—As an increasing number of leading businesses get behind the pro-abortion message (e.g. Netflix, etc), restaurant chain Wendy’s chose a different path — by campaigning for adoption. Facebook Post Leads to Improbable Adoption of Chinese Girl with Down Syndrome Wendy’s and its partner, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, are pushing for the adoption…
Pascal Siakam: Toronto Raptors star got his start in seminary

Pascal Siakam: Toronto Raptors star got his start in seminary

CNA—When Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam entered Game 3 of the NBA Finals Wednesday night, he crossed himself and then pointed upward to the sky. The cross helps him remember to give glory to God. The finger point is for his dad. Siakam is not like most NBA players. He’s played basketball for only nine…
Bishop Barber: No Priest can comply with proposed CA law… I would rather go to jail rather than obey this attack on our religious freedom

Bishop Barber: No Priest can comply with proposed CA law… I would rather go to jail rather than obey this attack on our religious freedom

If you know or have ever met or heard Bishop Barber, you know immediately he is a man of clear direction and purpose, a straight-shooter in his words and actions.  After all, not only is he a well-formed Jesuit, he is also a military chaplain.  You don’t have time for anything else but clarity, truth…