Two groups of Catholics are directly impacted by the decision of the Boy Scouts of America to not prohibit youth members who profess a same-sex orientation, namely, Catholic sponsoring organizations and Catholic scouts and their families. Please remember, as you read this, I write this with the approval of my bishop, and as Diocese of Phoenix Boy Scout Chaplain.
If you asked Catholics in the United States in the 1950s if it was possible to be fully Catholic and fully American, most would have answered with an enthusiastic YES! Today, many Catholics have at best ambivalent feelings about the relationship.
A very generous benefactor found out that after 10 years of writing for the Catholic press, I’d never been to Medjugorje, the site of purported Marian apparitions. The next thing I knew, a travel itinerary was delivered to my...
Russell Shaw has become the bull in the china shop of U.S. Catholic history, knocking heroes off pedestals and overturning conventional story-lines.
Chris Benguhe wants to know if what he writes about is “Catholic” enough. Make your voice heard in the comment box!
A recent headline in The Wall Street Journal caught my attention: “Hard-wired for Giving.” The lead into the story questioned the Darwinian assumption that humans are basically selfish and pointed to a recent study in which scientists discovered the human brain is actually built for generosity.
While it’s true that men and women have their fundamental differences, it’s also true that they are made by God so as to be complementary.
If asked to list heroes of American freedom, people might reflect on the Revolutionary era and name George Washington, Nathan Hale and Betsy Ross. If asked to name heroes of religious liberty, they might go blank. Religious liberty heroes are...
Lisa McDaniel, a physician assistant in family practice who specializes in NaPro Technology, authored this guest article that appeared in the July 19, 2012, edition of The Catholic Sun: Infertility – it is one of the most dreaded words in our...
“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” These words of Charles Dickens could easily be applied to the present situation that the Church faces in the American continent when she proclaims the Good News of Jesus Christ about marriage, family and the culture of life.