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Pope Benedict and Condoms: a Touchy Subject

The payoff for getting into debates with today’s Catholic hierarchy seems pretty low.

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Rebuked Pro-Choice Nun Still Fighting For Women’s Rights

Just because she was officially rebuked, she hasn’t backed down. Sister Donna Quinn, the Chicago Roman Catholic nun who was reprimanded last month for her years of work volunteering as an abortion clinic escort, is still backing women’s rights.

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Women, Listen to Your Mothers

Because of the tremendous work done in the 60s and 70s, my generation can sit around and have conversations about our feelings about abortion. But we need to remember that what matters politically is the legal right to have an abortion, without which these conversations are moot.

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Catholic Hierarchy Forgets What “Catholic” Means

The recent trend of refusing Communion to pro-choice politicians is a prime example of how flawed leadership is weakening the Catholic Church.

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Ted Kennedy: A Death in the Family

Catholic tradition influenced Ted Kennedy the Senator and the man. But he did not wear his religion on his sleeve, instead grounding his commitment in the experiences of the poor, immigrants, women, LGBT persons and others.

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Catholics Support Health Care; LifeSiteNews Incensed

We shouldn’t be surprised when LifeSiteNews takes offense to a nun who claims that social and economic justice, including affordable health care, are part of God’s vision.

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Progressive Catholics Are Finally Being Heard

As the recession gets worse, more Catholics are shifting their political opinions, or becoming more open to compromise and dialogue about that and other issues.

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The New Inquisition

The implication that political power lies in the Catholic hierarchy rather than in Catholics will only alienate the faithful.

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Univision Listens to Latino and Catholic Voices and Agrees to Run Condoms4Life Radio Ads

After outcry from the Latino and Catholic communities, Univision has agreed to play radio ads promoting the message that “good Catholics use condoms.”

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New Radio Ads Say, Good Catholics Use Condoms

Two new Spanish-language radio ads take on myths about condom use in Catholic and Latino communities.

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