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Atlanta’s “Archbishop Bling”? The mainstream media and liberals in the Catholic press have been silent…

  When it comes to clerical “careerism,” ostentatious “princely” lifestyles, or even the mode of transportation, Pope Francis has sent a new standard—one of humility and poverty—for clerics. It’s been called the “l’effet Francois” (“the Francis effect”). Members of the mainstream media and liberals in the Catholic press love it and have been quick to jump […]


Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby: The U.S. Solicitor General’s clever, but illogical deceit…

  Today, the Solicitor General of the United States, Donald Verrilli, will tell the the Supreme Court during oral arguments in the case of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby that killing a human embryo by preventing the embryo from implanting in his or her mother’s uterus is not an “abortion” and, thus, the drugs approved by Obamacare that kill embryos … … Continue reading


“A Pope Conservatives Can Love?”

  Last December, S. E. Cupp wrote an op ed in the New York Daily News in which she stated: While liberals will revel in ideas that Pope Francis is reforming the church to their liking, and condemning conservative values in the process, it’s actually fairly easy to see his mission as the opposite. He’s arguing for a […]


“Educational itineraries of encounter and of dialogue”: The new mission of Catholic higher education…

  Many have said that Pope Francis would “shake things up.” They have pointed to his living quarters, cars, committee of cardinals to study reforming the Curia, founding the new dicastery for finance, and most famously, his “Who am I to judge?” statement. These provide all the testimony need to demonstrate that this Pope is […]


Catholic and Jesuit identity: The stormy petrils lose this round at Santa Clara University…

  Despite the Siren song of the stormy petrils, a Bay Area News Group article reports that the Board of Trustees of Santa Clara University (SCU)—a Jesuit university—has upheld its decision last year to terminate elective abortion healthcare coverage for employees beginning January 1, 2015. In a statement issued February 14, Board Chairman Robert Finocchio wrote: In […]

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