Catholic social teaching about the family and the human person "flies in the face of the modern individualist attitudes that pervade our culture."
Faith & Parish
Msgr. William Lynn was ordered to return to jail Friday after a hearing that recalled elements of the landmark 2012 trial that resulted in his conviction on a child endangerment charge.
Common Pleas Court Judge Teresa Sarmina revoked bail for Lynn, remanding him to the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Northeast Philadelphia.
Juanita Fiscal and her husband, Julio Zuniga, enrolled in the "Discipulos de Cristo" (Disciples of Christ) lay formation program, sponsored by the diocese of Green Bay, three years ago. As members of St. Willebrord Parish, they wanted to learn more about their faith.
"We were lacking so much knowledge about our Catholic faith, especially about the Mass," Fiscal told The Compass, newspaper of the Green Bay diocese. "We are here almost every Sunday, and not knowing exactly what was happening or the meaning of certain things. That was embarrassing."
We say: It is long past time for the church to have a clear process to hold bishops responsible for their actions and inactions.
"You know the stuff about the 1 percent vs. the 99 percent? Well, when you get here ... It's particularly vicious."
In the past week, the Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, a black Episcopal priest and religion professor at Baltimore's Goucher College, joined students as they watched, analyzed and agonized about their city erupting in protest after the death of yet another black man, Freddie Gray, in police custody.
On Friday, the Baltimore state's attorney criminally charged six officers involved in Gray's death and declared his arrest was illegal.
Pope Francis told 19 new priests earlier this week to make sure "that your homilies are not boring."
An independent autopsy by a medical examiner from a neighboring county showed the man was shot six times in the back as he ran from undercover police.
Q&A: "The pope is making a real impression on all of our hearts, , including mine. ... He walks the talk."
For the past year, the question most often heard by Donna Crilley Farrell, executive director of the World Meeting of Families, was, "How can I help?"
Now there is an answer and a way anyone can lend a hand to the four-day conference and events surrounding the visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia in September.
Registration for volunteers is now open at the World Meeting of Families 2015 website.
The meeting runs Sept. 22-25 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.