Recent Catholic Opinion

Voluntary extinction: America’s one child policy?

Commentary by Chuck Colson November 15, 2010 (BreakPoint.org) – According to Britain’s Guardian newspaper, the Chinese government “has been considering options for relaxing” its infamous “one-child” policy.  While economic realities are forcing the Chinese to rethink that disastrous and cruel policy, many Americans seem to be voluntarily adopting a one-child policy of their own. At least that’s the conclusion of a recent article in the Weekly Standard. On the surface, there doesn’t seem to be a problem: America’s average fertility rate is 2.06 births per woman. While that is slightly below what demographers call the “replacement level,” it is higher […]
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The Kicanas Conundrum: Catholics Concerned about Likely New U.S. Bishops Head

Update: See follow up National Catholic Register article, Bishop Kicanas Responds   See also I'm thinking of a word that begins with H by By Diogenes Commentary by Thomas Peters, AmericanPapist.com November 12, 2010 (CatholicVote.org) – On the whole, it has been a good couple of years for the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Leading up to the election of President Obama, many bishops, on their own authority, issued letters to Catholics in their diocese, helping them to form a Catholic conscience when voting. After President Obama was invited to deliver the commencement address at Notre Dame, almost 120 bishops […]
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The Morning After — What Does it All Mean?

Commentary by Albert Mohler, President, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary November 3, 2010 (AlbertMohler.com) – The meaning of the 2010 election is destined now to be the Great Debate of the next political season. While this is true after most election days, it is especially true this year, given the scale and scope of the political change this election will bring about. The scale is seismic, and the scope is vast. In terms of national politics, this election amounts to a megashift. What does it all mean? It is far too early to answer that question in any comprehensive sense. After […]
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Stephen Hawking’s Junk Science Atheism

World-famous physics professor Stephen Hawking is making waves and headlines by claiming in his new book, The Grand Design, that God is not necessary to explain the existence of the universe.
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An Eerie Silence in the Marriage Fight

Commentary by Kathleen Gilbert WASHINGTON, D.C., August 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – When the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) wrapped up its Summer for Marriage Tour in Washington, D.C. yesterday, the scene may not quite have been what true marriage supporters would hope to see. The speakers – which included NOM executive director Brian Brown, civil rights leader Walter Fauntroy, and D.C. marriage leader Bishop Harry Jackson – eloquently and forcefully put forth the case for marriage. But as the rally began at 2 p.m., no more than 50 supporters were present; by the time the crowd waxed to its full […]
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Ted Kennedy’s funeral: bishops in paralysis

"Senator Kennedy supported legal abortion, partial-birth abortion, the public funding of Medicaid abortions, embryonic stem cell research, birth control, federal family planning programs, and so-called emergency contraception. Voted NO on prohibiting same-sex marriage.
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