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July 4, 2014

America, Catholics & Elegant Racism

dotCommonweal - 4 months 3 weeks ago
As deftly summarized in this article by Adam Serwer, there is a through line connecting last year's evisceration of the Voting Rights Act by the Supreme Court's five man Catholic...

Freedom demands vigilance, archbishop reminds Americans

Catholic News Agency - General - 4 months 3 weeks ago
Washington D.C., Jul 4, 2014 / 06:40 am (CNA/EWTN News).- This Fourth of July, Americans should reflect on the nation’s foundational principles and values, while realizing that...

Freedom demands vigilance, archbishop reminds Americans

EWTN - US Latest News - 4 months 3 weeks ago
Washington D.C., Jul 4, 2014 / 07:40 am (EWTN News/CNA).- This Fourth of July, Americans should reflect on the nation's foundational principles and values, while realizing that...

Cardinal presides over prayer vigil for peace at Roman parish

Catholic Culture - World News - 4 months 3 weeks ago
Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, presided over a prayer vigil for peace in Syria and Iraq. The vigil took place on...

Supreme Court Says Christian College Need Not Fund Abortifacients, At Least for Now

Zenit - The World as Seen from Rome - 4 months 3 weeks ago
The Supreme Court on Thursday made another decision against the Obama administration's mandate that employers pay for contraception, sterilization and abortifacients. An...

Bishop laments growing alcohol abuse in Ireland

Catholic Culture - World News - 4 months 3 weeks ago
In a statement posted on the website of the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference, Auxiliary Bishop Éamonn Walsh of Dublin said that "Ireland's relationship with alcohol is fast...

Meatless Friday: Salmon Tacos

CatholicMom.com - 4 months 3 weeks ago
You can have tacos on a Meatless Friday if you fill the tacos with seafood! We’ve talked about shrimp tacos before, but these salmon tacos are both healthy and budget-friendly....

Survey finds weak religious practice among Russian Orthodox

Catholic Culture - World News - 4 months 3 weeks ago
A survey published by the Russian news agency Interfax has found that the level of religious practice among the nation's Orthodox population is weak. 68% of Russians surveyed...

Holy See diplomat: abandon uncontrolled consumerism to protect environment

Catholic Culture - World News - 4 months 3 weeks ago
Representing the Holy See at the first meeting of the United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA), Archbishop Charles Balvo greeted the new body "with joy" and cited a recent...

Supreme Court In Post-Term Order Enjoins Non-Profit Contraceptive Accommodation, Pending Appeal

The Religion Clause - 4 months 3 weeks ago
It turns out that the U.S. Supreme Court was not completely finished with its work last Monday.  Yesterday it granted an injunction to a religiously-affiliated liberal arts...

The Explainer: Is Britain about to legalise assisted suicide?

Catholic Herald - 4 months 3 weeks ago
For at least a decade there has been a determined, well-funded campaign to legalise physician-assisted suicide in Britain. Campaigners have brought the issue again and again to...

Anti-Christian Video Clips Did Not Create Hostile Work Environment

The Religion Clause - 4 months 3 weeks ago
Parker v. Side By Side, Inc., (ND IL, June 27, 2014), is a suit by a former employee of a Chicago bar that caters primarily to single gay men.  Among other things, plaintiff, a...

China Orders Muslims In Northwest Not To Observe Ramadan Fast

The Religion Clause - 4 months 3 weeks ago
AP reports that schools, government agencies and Communist Party organizations in China's northwestern Xinjiang region have ordered students and civil servants in the region to...

Knees and Waves on the Fourth of July

Snoring Scholar - 4 months 3 weeks ago
For me, Independence Day has never been as much about fireworks as about corn. For as far back as I can remember, the benchmark of summer was the height of the corn by the Fourth...

Freedom’s Saints and Singers

Dominicana - 4 months 3 weeks ago
Today, as we celebrate the birthday of our nation, you will no doubt watch fireworks and hear patriotic songs about the grandeur of our great country. Freedom figures prominently...

Waxing On about Weddings and the WedPics App

CatholicMom.com - 4 months 3 weeks ago
Unsure whether to file this under “Times are Changing” or “I’m Getting Old”? I went to an amazing Catholic wedding last weekend, and it was there I realized, I guess...

Christian Hip-Hop Group Sues Top Music Star For Copyright Infringement

The Religion Clause - 4 months 3 weeks ago
The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that earlier this week the members of the Christian hip-hop music group Flame filed a federal copyright infringement lawsuit against pop singer...

There’s no need to be defeatist about old age and assisted suicide

Catholic Herald - 4 months 3 weeks ago
I was chatting to an elderly friend the other day. Although he is very compos mentis, he is now aged 90 and living on his own in the country. He realises that soon he will have to...

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