Tag Archives: catholic

Neil Gorsuch’s ‘Complicated’ Religion

Earlier this month, the Trump administration summoned two dozen religious leaders to a private meeting. The mission: to rally support for Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.

Pope Francis: It’s Better to Be an Atheist Than a Bad Christian

If you’re a Christian who exploits people, leads a double life or manages a “dirty” business, perhaps it’s better not to call yourself a believer, Pope Francis suggested in a…

“The Vessel” Film Explores Suffering and Belief

Julio Quintana’s new film, “The Vessel,” chronicles the story of small Latin American town a decade after the loss of almost 50 schoolchildren in a tsunami. The film is deeply…

Runner Who Helped Competitor Is Fueled by Faith

Abbey D’Agostino, who was raised in a Catholic family, delivered an iconic Olympics moment Tuesday during the Women’s 5,000-meter run when she and New Zealand runner Nikki Hamblin collided, both…

White Catholics and the Sin of Racism

White Catholics and the perduring sin of racism Two years ago, at the age of 7, my daughter developed an interest in the biographies of famous people. We started with…

Is Tim Kaine a “Pope Francis” Catholic?

Hillary Clinton’s pick of Tim Kaine as her running mate has not only exposed raw tensions between Bernie Sanders’ style progressives and mainstream liberal Democrats. Her choice also puts the…

Conservatives Decry Pope’s Marriage Comments

Pope Francis has said the “great majority” of Catholic marriages being celebrated today are invalid because couples do not fully realize it is a lifetime commitment, drawing sharp criticism from…

Is It Actually Possible to Become an Ex-Catholic?

Despite some mysterious statements in canon law, the truth is that nothing can ever erase one’s Baptism

Judge Sentences Catholic to Baptist Pews

Judge William Mallory enjoys handing out creative sentences from his bench over at the Hamilton County Courthouse. But the one he meted out in his Municipal Court room Wednesday wasn’t even his idea.

Pope Invites Children to Join Peace Prayer for Syria

Thousands of Syrian Christian children, led by their bishops and patriarchs, are coming together to pray for peace, and Pope Francis is asking other children from around the world to…