Tag: Picks

Promethean medical temptations

Promethean medical temptations

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Superheroes attract us. From Greek gods to Superman and Spiderman, our fascination with the awesome deeds of superheroes beckons us to become Masters of our own destiny. Yet even as we enjoy the fantasy of acquiring Promethean powers to combat our enemies and conquer evil, we have legitimate misgivings about mere mortals taking on god-like powers in real life.

Continue Reading

Father Taphorn named new rector of St. Paul Seminary

Father Taphorn named new rector of St. Paul Seminary

| July 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

“I am grateful to Archbishop Hebda and the seminary Board of Trustees for the opportunity to work with men who are discerning a vocation to the priesthood and forming those who God is calling to ordination,” Father Joseph Taphorn said in a July 16 statement.

Continue Reading

Seeking to support abbey, English monks brew ale — ‘seriously nice’

Seeking to support abbey, English monks brew ale — ‘seriously nice’

| Simon Caldwell | July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cistercian monks have opened the first Trappist brewery in England and are selling thousands of bottles of beer every day.

Continue Reading

Brett Kavanaugh has been nominated. What’s the future of Roe v. Wade?

Brett Kavanaugh has been nominated. What’s the future of Roe v. Wade?

| July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

President Donald Trump’s nomination of D.C. Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the seat on the U.S. Supreme Court vacated by Justice Anthony Kennedy may furnish the fifth vote needed to overrule Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark ruling that legalized abortion in every jurisdiction of the United States. Judge Kavanaugh is a textualist who is suspicious of the kind of judicial innovation that led to the court’s ruling in Roe. That decision removed a matter of grave moral concern — about which there was and remains no public moral consensus — from the democratic process.

Continue Reading

Congratulations, jubilarians!

Congratulations, jubilarians!

| July 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Religious women and men mark milestone anniversaries

Continue Reading

Benedictine Sisters at St. Paul’s Monastery celebrate 70 years

Benedictine Sisters at St. Paul’s Monastery celebrate 70 years

| June 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

In 1958, less than a decade after her community had set down roots in St. Paul, Benedictine Sister Mary Lou Dummer walked down the aisle in her wedding dress along with 11 other women at their priory, then on Summit Avenue.

Continue Reading

Pope: Individual bishops must decide about Communion in mixed-faith marriages

Pope: Individual bishops must decide about Communion in mixed-faith marriages

| Carol Glatz | June 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

The question of allowing Protestants married to Catholics to receive Communion at Mass in special cases has to be decided by each individual bishop and cannot be decided by a bishops’ conference, Pope Francis told reporters after a one-day ecumenical journey to Geneva.

Continue Reading

Religious liberty and constructive freedom

Religious liberty and constructive freedom

| Jason Adkins | June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Almost 40 years ago, in June 1979, Pope John Paul II traveled to his homeland of Poland, and within nine days ignited a human rights revolution that continues to shape the Church and the world today.

Continue Reading

Uptick in abuse claims likely after high-profile case brought to light

Uptick in abuse claims likely after high-profile case brought to light

| Mark Pattison | June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

An increase in calls to dioceses to report claims of clergy sexual abuse has happened before, and is likely to happen again in the wake of the credible claim lodged against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington, according to the head of the U.S. bishops’ Secretariat for Child and Youth Protection.

Continue Reading

Out of this world: Vatican’s care for creation includes final frontier

Out of this world: Vatican’s care for creation includes final frontier

| Carol Glatz | June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

No periphery is far enough away to escape a pope’s purview. Not even outer space.

Continue Reading

Benilde-St. Margaret’s alumnus ordained for Jesuits June 9

Benilde-St. Margaret’s alumnus ordained for Jesuits June 9

| June 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father Henry Shea was ordained for the Society of Jesus June 9 at the Fordham University Church in New York City.

Continue Reading

Trenton bishop decries mass shooting that took place during arts festival

Trenton bishop decries mass shooting that took place during arts festival

| June 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

No motive “can justify these ongoing, seemingly relentless acts of gun violence plaguing our cities,” Bishop David O’Connell of Trenton said after a mass shooting took place in the early morning hours of June 17 during a city arts festival.

Continue Reading