The President says that his thinking about same-sex “marriage” has evolved. Writing for the WaPo, Ed Rogers suspects a cynical political motive: Reality check: Obama manipulated gay voters, kept them at a distance and hoped they would settle for the … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: Speaking at a conference in Rome, the dean of the Roman Rota suggested the need for a more rigorous interpretation of a provision in canon law that is cited in many annulment cases. Read more here.
Considering the age of the Church and that her visible head is bishop of the Eternal City, this news item is only slightly dated. The New York Times quoted the Holy Father saying some apostolically blunt words to an Italian … Continue reading
Chivalry may not be dead, but it’s in critical condition. (The New York Times) The Marine Corps, the most male of the armed services, is taking its first steps toward integrating women into war-fighting units, starting with its infantry officer … Continue reading
The Washington Post has an article featuring “a movement of younger, religiously conservative Catholic women who are trying to rebrand what may be Catholicism’s most-ignored teaching: its ban on birth control methods such as the Pill.” Unless the WaPo has … Continue reading
Quoth the Congresswoman: “Ninety-eight percent of women in childbearing age that are Catholic use contraception. So, in practice the church has not enforced this and now they want the federal government and private insurance to enforce it. It just isn’t … Continue reading
Concerning a roving band of 14-16 year-old youth whose mischief ended in a murderous shooting spree, Philly Mayor Michael Nutter had some choice remarks. While he chose to use profanity in expressing himself, he hit on an important truth. One … Continue reading
Annie Elizabeth in Defende Nos a Proelio quoting Germaine Greer in Saturday’s London Telegraph: “One of the worst things about the travellers that we have here in the UK, the article suggests, is that they’re Catholic.” My comments are in … Continue reading
LifeNews: American Christians may one day find themselves facing legal penalties simply for believing marriage can only exist between a man and a woman, a fate already suffered by believers in other countries, said the leader of America’s most influential … Continue reading
Shortly after sending out the last Ad Rem, I received this email, which I got to today in my queue of backlogged emails. My correspondent — let’s call him “Sal” — is a professional man whose “Uncle Frank” had something … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: The public spokesman of the Mexico City archdiocese has announced that he will appeal a July 1 court ruling that he engaged in illegal political activity when he said that Catholics should not vote for candidates who support … Continue reading
I was stunned to read that the Giant’s Mark Strahan was pushing for same-sex “marriage.” In fact, this is what prompted David Tyree to speak out and give his support for the National Association for Marriage. Catholic OnLine: As an … Continue reading
CNA reports: Citizens of the island of Malta have voted to legalize divorce, making a choice that the country’s Catholic bishops have warned will lead to family breakdown and a loss of religious identity. Read more here.