We haven't heard the last of the conflict between the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) and the Vatican. LCWR president Sister Pat Farrell talks to NPR's Terry Gross about the sisters' response to the Vatican critique.
According to church historian Diarmaid MacCulloch, the Catholic Church will soon experience schism. Not sure I agree. While it’s true that plenty of groups have and do leave the Catholic Church, you have to have a bishop leading a group of Catholics for an official schism. I don’t see any bishops stepping up to the plate on that one.
Following up on yesterday's approval by the Episcopal Church of a blessing liturgy for same-sex couples comes news that the Catholic Church's youngest cardinal, Berlin's Rainer Maria Woelki, doesn't think that gay couples are violating natural law. But the real money quote: "Maybe it's a problem that today in the church everything must be almost over-correct.
Almost two weeks removed from the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act, there's still a ton of talk about the health care law.
Between the heat wave scorching the country and having a federal holiday smack in the middle of the work week, the dog days of summer are here and everyone and everything seems to be moving at a reduced pace.
You know it’s a slow news day when the top Google News headline reads, “Obama continues campaigning.” And the accompanying image is a video still of the MSNBC talking head saying so.
Daily Links, July 3: Fortnight winds down, nuns park their ride, and a miraculous health care solution
Tomorrow is the Fourth of July, which also marks the end of the bishops' Fortnight for Freedom campaign. Rallies are continuing around the country, including a big event at the Kansas statehouse. Critics of the campaign, however, are still wondering if the whole thing was really necessary, or even appropriate.
Chicago's (Ok, it's out in the burbs) Fermilab today announced tantalizing evidence of the Higgs boson, the "oh-my-god particle" that some journalist turned into the "God particle"--because we all know that what makes God God is that God gives things mass (which is what Higgs is thought to do). Perhaps we can let God be God and Higgs be Higgs. But it's pretty exciting nonetheless.