Posts Tagged ‘Joan Frawley Desmond’

Archbishop Cordileone at the March for Marriage

By Joan Frawley Desmond | “ Love is the answer.  But love in the truth.  The truth is that every child comes from a mother and a father, and to deliberately deprive a child of knowing and being loved by his or her mother and father is a…

Cardinal John O’Connor, Dachau, and the Sisters of Life

By Joan Frawley Desmond | I knew the late Cardinal John O’Connor of New York very well during the 1980s, when I worked at Catholic New York, the archdiocesan news paper, and afterward. He had many gifts: the gift of friendship, of courage, of…

Archbishop Chaput Unveils Plans for 2015 World Meeting of Families

By Joan Frawley Desmond | “Love is our mission; the family fully alive.” – Archbishop Chaput 

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia invited  Catholics to the 2015 “Global” Celebration of Families, during a June 11…

Archbishop Lori Encourages Service to Church and Country

By JOAN FRAWLEY DESMOND | Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore is the chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, and he spoke recently with Register senior editor Joan Frawley Desmond about emerg…

Singing Nun Wins ‘Voice of Italy’ Contest; Recites ‘Our Father’

By Joan Frawley Desmond | Last night, Italy’s “Singing Nun,” Sister Cristina Scuccia, won the ‘Voice of Italy’ contest, reports The New York Times, which includes the YouTube video of her rousing rendition of ‘What a Feeling!’ from the film…

Messenger of the Truth: Film on Blessed Father Jerzy Popieluszko

By Joan Frawley Desmond | A couple of days ago, I watched Messenger of the Truth, the story of Blessed Father Jerzy Popieluszko, a Polish priest who made headlines during the 1980s as the heroic chaplain of the Solidarity movement in Po…

Pope Francis Offered Glimpse of Unity Amid Deep Divisions in Holy Land

By JOAN FRAWLEY DESMOND | WASHINGTON — On May 25, after Pope Francis finished his meeting with the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, he was expected to drive directly to Bethlehem, where he would serve as the chief celebrant at a papal…

The Fight Against Redefining Marriage: Time to Quit or Dig In?

By JOAN FRAWLEY DESMOND | WASHINGTON — This week, U.S. district court Judge John Jones III struck down Pennsylvania‘s law baring same-sex “marriage.”

“In future generations, the label same-sex ‘marriage’ will be abandoned, to be replaced simply by…

Cardinal Dolan’s Take on Pope Francis and “Trickle-Down Economics”

By Joan Frawley Desmond | Don’t believe all the stuff you read about Pope Francis’ attacks on free-market economics, says Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, in a May 22 op-ed in The Wall Street Journal. 

The church believes that prosperity and…

Harvard’s President Has Learned Something about the Eucharist, So Should Catholics

By Joan Frawley Desmond | Harvard president, Drew Faust, learned something over the past week: The Eucharist is integral to Catholic belief, and Catholics love the Eucharist.

Last week, Faust dismissed Catholic outrage about a planned black mass…

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