The “Nuns on the Bus” are going back on the road, this time for immigration reform, and they just released their full schedule: 31 stops and 6500 miles in three weeks, starting May 28 in New Haven, CT, and ending on June 18 in San Francisco.
Sacre bleu! Are South Carolina voters more like the French? And should their disgraced pols be more the the British version?
Republican congressman Paul Ryan, who has touted his Catholic faith as evidence of his social as well as economic conservatism, has come out in favor of gay couples adopting children — a significant break with the Catholic hierarchy, which has even shut down adoption services rather than placing children with same-sex couples.
Less than two years after he blasted the Vatican over its failures to protect children from abusive priests — or help investigate the crimes — Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny will receive an honorary degree from Boston College. Are bygones bygones?
On Saturday, the one month anniversary of his election, Pope Francis unveiled the team of cardinals he will use to implement an overhaul of the scandal-plagued Roman Curia, This is pretty speedy action for any administration, and constitutes warp speed for the Vatican. Serious business?
The retired archbishop of Los Angeles even has a cappuccino with him almost every day. But he’s not giving any names — and no one else may know what will happen in this week’s conclave either.
As in the Archbishop of New York will be the commencement speaker at Notre Dame this spring. Just like President Obama in 2009. Very generous of the USCCB president to speak at a school that is no longer Catholic. And not just because it blew that championship season.
Why isn’t Stephen Colbert in our “Sweet Sistine” pool? Any baptized male can be elected, and he sure qualifies. Alas, we may have to settle for video clips like these…
Bishop Paprocki of Springfield, Ill., is known as a Catholic culture warrior to many but he is also a Rome-trained canon lawyer. In a memo that Pia de Solenni passes along, with his nihil obstat, Paprocki gives his opinion on a number of interesting issues stemming from Pope Benedict XVI’s unusual resignation — one of [...]
The editors at America aim high in their quest to combat gun violence. From their latest editorial: In a recent interview, Tommaso Di Ruzza, the expert on disarmament and arms control at the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, explained that an individual does not possess an absolute natural right to own a lethal weapon: [...]