• In VOA Nominee Fight, Washington Post Insists Christians Can No Longer Hold Public Office

    In VOA Nominee Fight, Washington Post Insists Christians Can No Longer Hold Public Office

    The media has normalized an anti-religious bigotry that threatens to remove faithful Christians, be they Catholic or anything else, from public service.
  • Catholic Group Launches $9.7 Million Anti-Biden Campaign in Battleground States

    Catholic Group Launches $9.7 Million Anti-Biden Campaign in Battleground States

    A Catholic group is launching a multi-million dollar effort to educate Catholic voters in key battleground states about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s “anti-Catholic record and policy agenda” ahead of the general election in November. CatholicVote, a national Catholic political advocacy group, on Tuesday announced the $9.7 million campaign to discourage Catholics from voting for …
  • Pope Francis: Sex and eating are ‘divine’ pleasures sent by God

    Pope Francis: Sex and eating are ‘divine’ pleasures sent by God

    Can’t get enough carnal sins? You’re preaching to the choir, says Pope Francis. In an interview with Italian writer Carlo Petrini, who has compiled several conversations with the pope for a new book, his Holiness referred to sex and food, among other delights, as gifts from God. Furthermore, to enjoy them is not sinful, as …
  • Catholic Nun Who Addressed DNC Convention Declined to Take Position On Abortion: ‘I Would Have to Study It More Intensely’

    Catholic Nun Who Addressed DNC Convention Declined to Take Position On Abortion: ‘I Would Have to Study It More Intensely’

    Sister Simone Campbell, who led a prayer at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, had previously declined to take a position on abortion, saying “I would have to study it more intensely.” When asked on Wednesday whether the Network Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, where she serves as executive director, opposes the legal protection of …
  • AOC Calls Statue of Priest Who Ministered to Leper Colony an Example of ‘White Supremacist Culture’

    AOC Calls Statue of Priest Who Ministered to Leper Colony an Example of ‘White Supremacist Culture’

    Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) singled out a statue of Father Damien, a Catholic priest who ministered to a Hawaiian leper colony, as an example of “white supremacist culture.” Father Damien, born Jozef de Veuster in Belgium, arrived in Hawaii in 1864 when the islands were an independent kingdom. The priest conducted missionary work on …
  • The Catholic Church raked in $1.4 billion in coronavirus loans

    The Catholic Church raked in $1.4 billion in coronavirus loans

    The Catholic Church raked in at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed loans meant to help small businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic, a new report says. Catholic dioceses, parishes, schools and other entities made extensive use of a loophole in the feds’ Paycheck Protection Program to snag at least 3,500 forgivable loans as the pandemic scuttled …
  • Catholic pastor in Indiana faces backlash for calling Black Lives Matter protesters 'maggots and parasites'

    Catholic pastor in Indiana faces backlash for calling Black Lives Matter protesters 'maggots and parasites'

    A Catholic diocese in Indiana is facing calls to remove a local pastor after he compared the Black Lives Matter movement and its demonstrators to “maggots and parasites.” Father Theodore Rothrock of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Carmel made the comments during his weekly message on Sunday, The Indy Star reported. “The only lives that matter are …
  • 'There has been no president in my lifetime who has done more to protect religious liberty for all than President Trump'

    'There has been no president in my lifetime who has done more to protect religious liberty for all than President Trump'

    When I arrived on the campus of Notre Dame in 1986 to coach the football team, I had a sign placed in a stairwell leading onto the field that read, “Play Like a Champion Today.” 34 years later, I can’t help but think of how President Trump has been a champion for the Catholic community. …
  • 10 Unforgivable Things The Catholic Church Has Ever Done

    10 Unforgivable Things The Catholic Church Has Ever Done

    It’s hard out here for a pope. See, when it comes to religious history, the list of Catholic Church transgressions makes for pretty uncomfortable reading. Despite exalting virtue and kindness in its teaching, church leadership has spearheaded a long history of outright unforgivable Catholic actions. You might remember some of these improprieties from school – the Inquisition, Joan of Arc, …
  • Mary Louis AD Joe Lewinger leaves behind ‘everlasting’ legacy through hardship

    Mary Louis AD Joe Lewinger leaves behind ‘everlasting’ legacy through hardship

    Stand outside Joe Lewinger’s office long enough and you’d see why he was the heart and soul of The Mary Louis Academy. His office — basically a large sports closet with a desk and refrigerator — is located just outside the small gymnasium at the all-girls Catholic high school in Jamaica Estates, Queens. There, however, …