This stuff makes me nuts. The website Aleteia has a puff piece about Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone. Fine. Glad somebody is happy. But the third paragraph of the article reads:
Stephen Schneck, Director of CUA's Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies (and, therefore, my boss as well as my friend), does us all proud in this video on the prospects of immigration reform legislation in light of the shutdown.
Writing at Vox Nova, Morning's Minion makes the case, quite effectively, that we are entering a new Gilded Age. The money quote:
Father Aniedi Okure, OP, was interviewed recently at Radio Veritas. Fr. Okure is the executive director of the African Faith & Justice Network, whose good work I have written about several times here at Distinctly Catholic. In this interview, Fr. Okure discusses the important issues of social justice affecting Africa.
Bishop Robert McElroy, the auxiliary bishop of San Francisco, has published a very important article at America magazine. titled, "Pope Francis makes addressing poverty essential." I urge all of my readers to consult it.
This blog post by Tom Berg, at the website of Democrats for Life of America, sets for the reasons the group is filing an amicus brief in the Supreme Court's upcoming case on a Massachusetts law that bars counselors from standing too close to the entrances of abortion clinics, as well as other filings related to the HHS mandate. DFLA does good work and theirs is a uniquely "whole life" voice among the pro-life community.
The Catholic Theological Society of America has, after some delay, released the report of its ad hoc committee on diversity within the CTSA. The report, in its entirety, is at the end of this post. A letter from CTSA President Richard Gaillardetz accompanied the report. That letter is below, too.
As many of you know, I am a Visiting Fellow at Catholic University's Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies. Tomorrow, we are co-hosting an event, Catholic Archives in the Digital Age, with the University of Notre Dame's Office of the President & Hesburgh Libraries and Archives, and CUA's Department of Library and Information Sciences.
In a column in his archdiocesan newspaper, Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski packs in a lot of important observations, from noting the Catholicity of Hispanic culture, to recognizing how much we Anglos need Hispanics to help renew our culture. Great stuff and h/t to Rocco for linking to it.
Distinctly Catholic: The effort of some of our Catholic friends on the right to demean Pope Francis' happy penchant for speaking frankly continues.