Faithful Catholic, Faithful Citizen

At their semi-annual meeting November 10-13th in Baltimore, the United States bishops will discuss the “practical and pastoral implications of political support for abortion.” Some might question the timing of this discussion, coming days after a national election featuring a candidate whom Princeton professor Robert George described as being the most extreme pro-abortion candidate ever to […]

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Did You Scold Her, Archbishop?

This morning, I ran across the first part of an online interview with Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Denver, Colorado. Peter Robinson of the Hoover Institute talks to Chaput about “Politics & Catholics.” It sounds like they’ll eventually be discussing Chaput’s new bestselling book, Render unto Caesar. The same day of the interview, though, The […]

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Faithful Catholics and Loyal Americans

Today Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas and Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph,  Missouri issued a joint pastoral letter entitled “Our Moral Responsibility as Catholic Citizens.” After carefully explaining the priority of rejecting intrinsic evil when it comes to exercising the right to vote, the bishops quoted a 2004 memo from then-Cardinal […]

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Where do aborted babies go?

A CUF member asks… What happens to aborted babies at death? Are they considered martyrs? Are they admitted directly into heaven? We don’t know what happens to aborted babies. In hope we commend them to God’s infinite Love and Mercy. Theologians are working on the answer. Recently, the International Theological Commission  came out with a […]

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Pelosi: Meet the Bishops

Since our last post concerning the pro-abortion views of Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, she appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press, where she misrepresented Church teaching about abortion. Her public statements are increasingly drawing fire from the Church hierarchy. First, there’s the statement of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, coauthored by CUF episcopal […]

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No Moral Equivalence

This morning Bishop Thomas Wenski of Orlando brought to my attention a letter he just had published in the Orlando Sentinel regarding the priority of abortion in assessing the candidates in the upcoming election. Here is what he wrote: “Jay Hamburg’s article Wednesday, ‘Evangelical: We Can Back Dems, Obama,’ inaccurately implied that Catholic leaders shared […]

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Telling It Like It Is

I have to admit that on some issues I don’t see eye-to-eye with Patrick Buchanan. However, I think his recent article entitled “A Catholic Case Against Barack” is on the money as it lays out the moral problems any Catholic should have with supporting an Obama victory in November. In case you haven’t seen it, click […]

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Speaker out of Line

In a recent interview, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California and outspoken advocate of abortion rights, told a C-SPAN reporter that her abortion advocacy has not resulted in her being refused Holy Communion. She said: “I think some of it is regional. It depends on the bishop of a certain region and fortunately […]

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