KUDOS TO PEORIA CATHOLIC CHARITIES

CATALYST June Issue 2011

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... [Read more...]

PRESBYTERIANS WELCOME GAY CLERGY

CATALYST June Issue 2011

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:... [Read more...]

RECONSIDERING THE DALLAS CHARTER

Catalyst June Issue 2011, Book Review

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 June meeting was held in... [Read more...]

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