National Catholic journals unite: "It is time for our nation to embody its commitment to the right to life by abolishing the death penalty once and for all."
Joe Carter has written an interesting piece on the Acton Institute Power Blog.
It is interesting because it focuses on the fallibility of the financial community.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York said Islamic State militants terrorizing the Middle East are a distortion of "genuine" Islam much as the Irish Republican Army was a "perversion" of Catholicism.
Dolan's comments to CNN on Tuesday reflect similar statements about the Islamic State group from Pope Francis, but they also echo some of President Barack Obama's controversial remarks on Islam, Christianity and the history of violence carried out in the name of religion.
The couple was beatified in 2008. They are believed to be the first parents of a saint to be beatified, highlighting the role parents play in their children's spiritual upbringing.
Pope's quotes: Some of our favorite quotes from Pope Francis.
Seeing the elderly only as a burden "is ugly. It's a sin," Pope Francis said at his weekly general audience.
"We must reawaken our collective sense of gratitude, appreciation and hospitality, helping the elderly know they are a living part of their communities" and sources of wisdom for the younger generations, the 78-year-old pope said Wednesday at his weekly general audience.
"Some people, even up to now, 50 years after [Vatican II], are still asking the question, 'Why does the church bother with the world?' "
When the Bible says, "though your sins be like scarlet" God will make them "white as snow," it exaggerates, just like God exaggerates in his willingness to forgive people, Pope Francis said.
"The Lord forgives generously," the pope said Tuesday during his early morning Mass. God never says, "'I will forgive you just this much, then we'll see about the rest.' No. The Lord always forgives everything."
"The Lord exaggerates. But it is the truth," the pope said at the Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae, where he lives.
Pope Francis on Tuesday approved a set of new legislative norms that formalize his moves to bring financial accountability and transparency to the Catholic church's central bureaucracy.
Distinctly Catholic: In Lent, the Gloria and Alleluia are suppressed in the liturgy, but there is nothing to prevent San Diegans from using these expressions of joy today.