Islam, Realism, and The Church

Islam, Realism, and The Church

We feel that the most powerful insight in this article is found midway through to the end.—CBJ ed.  The Catholic Thing—In comments last year, Marcello Pera, a prominent Italian intellectual and non-believer, criticized Pope Francis for “openly going against tradition, doctrine, and introducing inexplicable innovations, behaviors and gestures.” A philosopher of science, former president of…
White House hosts Catholic leaders for religious freedom briefing

White House hosts Catholic leaders for religious freedom briefing

CNA—The White House hosted dozens of Catholic leaders on Monday afternoon for an internal briefing on life and religious freedom issues. The off -the-record briefing, held in the Indian Treaty room of the Executive Office Building, focused on “life, religious freedom, and other issues pertinent to the Catholic faith community,” according to an invite provided…
House passes spending bills, strips out pro-abortion language

House passes spending bills, strips out pro-abortion language

CNA—The House on Tuesday passed two large spending bills that were stripped of pro-abortion language, ultimately satisfying pro-life advocates. “This should never have been a problem in the first place. The main reason it was, was because the Republicans allowed it to get into the underlying bill,” Tom McClusky, president of March for Life Action,…
‘Angels caught me’: Boy thrown from mall balcony gives hope to others

‘Angels caught me’: Boy thrown from mall balcony gives hope to others

NY Post—The 5-year-old boy hurled off a Mall of America balcony by a stranger in April is now “walking perfectly” and even back at school, his family says. Landen Hoffman fell nearly 40 feet from the balcony of the Minnesota mall — breaking his skull, face bones, both arms and a leg — when Emmanuel…
BREAKING NEWS: Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles was elected president of USCCB

BREAKING NEWS: Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles was elected president of USCCB

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles was elected president of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) today during the Fall General Assembly in Baltimore. Archbishop Gomez has served as vice president of the Conference since 2016. Archbishop Gomez issued the following statement upon being elected. “I am humbled by this vote and my…