Adam Shaw wrote movie and video game reviews for CNS, which operates under the aegis of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Not any more.
The “cold-call pope,” as Francis, has been dubbed, was at it again, phoning a Roman woman who wrote to him in despair. He said he would baptize her infant if she couldn’t find a willing priest; she said she’ll call the child “Francis” if it’s a boy. Francis has already surprised his cobbler with a phone call and counseled a worried Italian teen and an Argentine rape victim.
The Philadelphia archdiocese is accepting donated school supplies for Catholic students from Office Depot, one of the most gay-friendly businesses in the U.S. Will that open Chaput up to the same kind of criticism that other Catholic groups have endured?
The onetime Dominican theologian who was booted from the church — by the man who would become Pope Benedict XVI — says Francis represents a chance for real change in the church. But in a new book he also challenges the new pontiff to act on his better instincts. Not that Fox will be rejoining Rome anytime soon, as he says in this Q&A…
The Catholic bishops’ “Fortnight for Freedom” campaign is one thing. But this “Ricky Bobby” version of the BVM? Talk about mixing church and state…
In a savvy move, President Obama on Friday nominated Ken Hackett, former head of Catholic Relief Services, to be the next U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, which is headed by a pope who has made serving the poor a priority.
Will Smith’s Scientology-inspired summer action movie “After Earth” looks like a big bust more than a blockbuster. Is this a trend? And is it because Scientology just doesn’t have a classically religious story to tell?
The story that priests were barred from the Boston bombing scene because of an anti-Christian culture is undone by the Boston archdiocese’s own newspaper, which of course must be in league with the lefty secularists. Yeah, that’s it…
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.