Archive for June, 2012
From Foxnews.com: The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the President Obama’s healthcare law. The Supreme Court has found the individual mandate will be upheld as a tax. Chief Justice John Roberts announced the Court’s judgement. The vote was 5-4. Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor voted in agreement with Roberts. Voting in dissent [...]
This year’s Catholic Press Association awards were just presented. A hearty “congratulations” is in order for two Lay Witness authors: Emily Stimpson, whose “Rethinking Joy” won 2nd place for best regular column, and Mike Aquilina, who won 3rd in the Best Essay in a General Interest Magazine category for his article “Why Leisure Suits You: [...]
Earlier this week Washington Post columnist Marc A. Thiessen published an opinion piece wherein he suggests that “Obama is paying for betraying progressive Catholics.” (Read the full article here.) Using Notre Dame as an example, Thiessen reminds us that those who saw President Obama as an ally and even a harbinger of social justice have [...]
Beginning Thursday, June 21 and ending on July 4, the US Bishops have called for all American Catholics to set aside time for prayer and to fast for religious freedom in our country. It’s no coincidence that the “Fortnight for Freedom” begins on the eve of the feastday of both St. John Fischer and St. [...]
Father’s Day has come and gone, but our Faith is full of fathers worth celebrating all year ’round. Interested in the roots of the Church? Try studying some of the early Fathers. The May/June issue of LW celebrates our forefathers–but what exactly makes someone a bona fide “Church Father”? A snippet from Mike Aquilina’s feature article [...]
General: That believers may recognize in the Eucharist the living presence of the Risen One who accompanies them in daily life. Mission: That Christians in Europe may rediscover their true identity and participate with greater enthusiasm in the proclamation of the Gospel.