The ACLU has filed suit against a Catholic hospital in Carmichael, California, on behalf of a woman who was “discriminated against” for being refused a hysterectomy as part of her transition from female to male.
In an attempt to continue her desired "transition" from female to male, Evan Michael Minton was scheduled by her surgeon to undergo a hysterectomy at Dignity Health chain’s Catholic Mercy San Juan Medical Center in Carmichael, California last summer. The surgery was denied by the Catholic hospital’s policy. And, although Minto...
Saint Mary Magdalene, says Fr. Sean Davidson, author of a new book on her life and example, "is the perfect adorer of the Real Presence of Jesus in the Gospels."
St. Mary Magdalene has long been a figure surrounded by controversy, curiosity, and a bit of confusion. In recent years, Dan Brown’s bestselling The Da Vinci Code, portrayed heragainst all evidence and logicas the goddess-like wife of a rather boring Jesus. Unfortunately, that ridiculous...
There is just one problem with the narrative of a pope kicking down a penal door locked against divorced-and-remarried Catholics: the 1917 Code did not excommunicate divorced and remarried Catholics.
Fr. James Keenan writing in Crux this week makes his own a question raised (last July, it seems) by Rocco Buttiglione in L’Osservatore Romano: “Is there any contradiction between the popes who excommunicated divorced and remarried person...
The community has no founder as such. And, from day one, their desire was not to create a new form of religious life but rather to set themselves securely upon their ancient foundations.
In a ward of a London hospital, a homeless man was dying.
He had been found prostrate on the street and was taken to a nearby
hospital. The medical staff did all they could. It was hopeless, they
said. It was only a matter of time. The man had few friends; he hailed
originally from Eastern Europe. There were no visitors. Not at
first. Soon after his admission, however, word someho...
"Ex Corde Ecclesiae" makes it clear that the educational philosophy of Catholic institutions of higher learning shouldn’t accept a separation of the intellectual life from the life of faith.
Mercier, a lecturer in philosophy at the Catholic University of
Leuven (UCL) in Belgium initially was suspended from teaching,
pending the outcome of disciplinary proceedings, because there...