June Issue 2011

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KUDOS TO PEORIA CATHOLIC CHARITIES

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Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria recently took a stand against a proposed bill in Illinois that sought to force religious organizations, that provide adoption services, to service relationships that are contrary to their positions if they would like to continue receiving state funding. If the state of Illinois wants to grant adoption rights to [...]

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PRESBYTERIANS WELCOME GAY CLERGY

By | June 20th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) recently announced its decision to welcome practicing homosexuals as candidates for ordination. When we caught wind of this news, we couldn’t help but respond. We knew that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) was in trouble when it had to pass an amendment to its Constitution in 1997 affirming its teachings on ordination: married [...]

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RECONSIDERING THE DALLAS CHARTER

By | June 20th, 2011|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst Online|Tags: |

Fr. Michael P. Orsi The following recounts what happened to an innocent priest from New Jersey in the wake of the bishops’ conference that took place in 2002. Just a few months after it was exposed that the Boston Archdiocese was deeply involved in a cover-up of priestly sexual abuse, the bishops assembled in Dallas. The [...]

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