A Montana Catholic school is saying it had to fire Shaela Evenson when she got pregnant — her contract has a morals clause. But a leading Catholic law and theology professor says not so fast.
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“Capitalism should not become the model of society,” says Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich, one of Francis’ top advisers. “To think that somewhere there are pure markets which give rise to the good through free competition is mere ideology.”
(RNS) Any day now, Pope Francis is expected to make his first appointments to the College of Cardinals, the select group of about 120 scarlet-clad senior churchmen whose main duty is to advise the pope while he reigns – and gather in the Sistine Chapel when he dies or resigns to name his successor. Will one of the 14 or so picks be the next pope?
The pontiff’s most “radical” suggestion in a recent interview — that a nursing mother should breastfeed her baby even in front of the pope — may be fodder for La Leche League types. But he is invoking an ancient devotion while endorsing a pragmatic work of mercy.
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 “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.
The Wisconsin congressman loves Miller Lite. His friend, the archbishop of New York, hates light beer. Can a bull be far behind?
The latest speculation is that Benedict’s resignation was prompted by the discovery of a gay “mafia” inside the Vatican. Not likely. Here’s why. Paging Captain Renault…
San Francisco’s punchy new archbishop, Salvatore Cordileone, thinks Catholics should use the term “same-sex marriage” only “sparingly,” and added this analogy by way of explanation, as per Josh McElwee of the National Catholic Reporter: Speaking to the London-based Catholic Herald, Cordileone compares the term to male lactation. “Legislating for the right for people of the same sex […]