How the Steamroller Will Hit the Church

There have been a lot of suggestions going around that in the wake of the recent Supreme Court decision legalizing same sex marriage nationally, the Catholic Church in the US should announce that priests will no longer perform civil marriages.In

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Archbishop Cordileone Responds

Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore Cordileone has responded to calls by Nancy Pelosi and other California Democrat politicians that he not join the June 19th March for Marriage, and he is not backing down:     Dear Fellow Citizens,  

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Pope Addresses Our Truly Confused Age

    We live in a time of technological wonders and “let’s pretend” denial of basic facts of the human condition.  Pope Benedict looked at one pernicious aspect of this “let’s pretend” mindset in an address on December 21:  The Chief Rabbi of France, Gilles

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The Anti-Catholic Party

Cardinal Dolan yesterday released this statement regarding Obama’s announcement that he had “evolved” and now, as he did in 1996 when first asked about it, supports gay marriage:   May 9, 2012 WASHINGTON—Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference

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Free Speech For Me But Not For Thee

Hattip to Ed Morrissey at Hot Air.  I guess some public schools must not be quite clear on the First Amendment.  Jerry Buell is a 22 year veteran social studies teacher at Mount Dora high school in Florida, and he was teacher of

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WEDNESDAY EXTRA EDITION

A round-up of some of the best punditry in the Catholic Blogosphere, courtesy of ThePulp.it: “Why Is Mugabe Visiting the Vatican?” – James Kirchick, New Republic . . .Mark Stricherz of Catholic Vote wrote about this here. . . God

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Not So Fast…

A Panel of the 9th Circuit has surprisingly issued a wise decision, deciding to allow Proposition 8 to remain in place while the 9th Circuit considers its constitutionality. This was undoubtedly the right decision. It makes no sense to force

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Culture War

People justly tire of the term “culture war” and find themselves asking, like the philosopher Rodney King, “Can’t we all just get along?” And yet watching the disparate reactions to yesterday’s Federal Court ruling overturning California’s Proposition 8 (for now)

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It's About the Children. Seriously.

I must confess that today’s judicial ruling out of California which overturned Proposition 8 has riled me up, suprisingly so. I heard about the ruling while listening to the livestream of a tech podcast in which one of the three

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Proposition 8 Struck Down, For The Time Being

By now I’m sure you all know that Proposition 8 was struck down by a federal judge. Who knows what will happen on appeal. There is much to be said, but I want to focus on one narrow and possibly

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American Bar Association Considering to Support Same Sex Marriage

The American Bar Association will be considering supporting same-sex marriage at their next meeting in San Francisco. It urges state, territorial and tribal governments to eliminate laws restricting marriage between same-sex partners. Supporters say the adoption of the measure would

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