Clarification Appended: Nov. 10, 2009Lunch period at an inner-city all-boys school is an event associated with the sounds of chaos, not classical music.
ROME has spoken,” runs an ancient proverb of the Roman Catholic Church. “The case is closed.” No longer true.
Had the Rev. Brian Maguire hit on the idea 30 years ago, he might have found himself facing some very annoyed congregants
Back in Christianity’s early days, petty semantics could cause powerful schisms. A big reason the western and eastern churches split was a bitter dispute over the addition of three words, “and the Son” to the 4th-century statement of Christian belief, the Nicene Creed
College football may seem like a religion to Americans, but to many American Catholics the University of Notre Dame football team is the incarnation of their faith in sport. Yet, apart from the battle for the college football national championship, the biggest biggest news in college football this season has been the continued decline of Notre Dame.
He is neither old nor a priest nor particularly attached to time-honored traditions. At 35, John Eriksen, one of the nation’s youngest Catholic-school superintendents, offers a ruthless assessment of parochial education
The most controversial “marriage that never was” in recent U.S.
At the rate things are going, Pope Benedict XVI may find his next trip to the U.S.
Much has been made of the statement on abortion that Pope Benedict XVI issued earlier this week after meeting with Nancy Pelosi. But the Vatican’s choice of words as they related to the Speaker of the House was quite predictable, given her pro-choice stance and her position as a high-ranking Catholic Democrat. The Holy Father simply made clear their differences on the issue and reminded the American politician of her responsibilities as a Catholic to protect life “at all stages of its development.” What was quite surprising, and overlooked, had to do with a different branch of the U.S