Think and pray about your vote in upcoming election Much attention was given at the Democratic National Convention held recently in Charlotte, N.C., to the fact that all references to God had been purged from the draft version of the party platform. After outcries of protest from outside as well as within the Democratic Party, […]
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Our Opinion: Bishop Paprocki’s election message will divide Justin L. Fowler Bishop Thomas John Paprocki Springfield Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas John Paprocki is no ordinary church leader. He’s an expert on exorcisms, has stature as a canon lawyer and has been a hockey goalie. He added to his local and national notoriety recently with […]
Part-time faculty vote approves union at Duquesne – Timesonline.com: State:. Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2012 2:28 pm | Updated: 3:01 pm, Fri Sep 21, 2012. Associated Press Ballots counted at the National Labor Relations Board office in Pittsburgh show part-time faculty have approved forming a bargaining unit at Duquesne University. The vote by adjunct professors […]
America The National Catholic Weekly In All Things Our group blog Fr. John Flynn: People’s Priest of the Bronx Posted at: Monday, October 01, 2012 12:24:06 PM Author: Tim Reidy We are pleased to feature this guest blog from David Gonzalez. David is a reporter at The New York Times and a member of America’s […]
MATERIAL WEALTH MUST BE USED FOR THE COMMON GOOD Vatican City, 30 September 2012 (VIS) – At midday today the Holy Father appeared at the balcony overlooking the inner courtyard of the Apostolic Palace at Castelgandolfo to pray the Angelus with faithful gathered there. The Pope focused his comments on today’s reading from the Gospel […]
Pope to Catholic politicians: seek the common good :: Catholic News Agency (CNA).
Benedict XVI weighs in on “Redistribution” Posted at: Friday, September 21, 2012 12:23:39 AM Author: Vincent Miller Since “redistribution” is in the news these days, I thought it might be valuable to offer some passages from Benedict XVI’s 2009 encyclical Caritas in Veritate on the theme. He uses the term 8 times. The basic concept […]
ON LABOR ORGANIZATIONS SINGULARI QUADAM Encyclical of Pope Pius X promulgated on September 24, 1912. To Our Beloved Son, George Kopp, Cardinal Priest of the Holy Roman Church, Bishop of Breslau, and to the other Archbishops and Bishops of Germany. Beloved Son and Venerable Brethren, Health and the Apostolic Blessing. We are moved by particularly […]
June 23, 2012 How Committing to Catholic Social Teaching Can Transcend Partisanship By Carl Anderson Catholics are in a unique position to change the culture of partisanship and division that has plagued our political process. But to do so requires courage and an embracing of Catholic ideals and Social Teaching. We must create a new […]
August 22, 2012 The great both/and of Catholic social teaching By Father Robert Barron For many on the left, Paul Ryan is a menace, the very embodiment of cold, indifferent Republicanism, and for many on the right, he is a knight in shining armor, a God-fearing advocate of a principled conservatism. Mitt Romney’s choice of […]