Monthly Archives: June 2015

The Implications of the Supreme Court’s Ruling on “Same-Sex” Marriage

Originally at: http://cardinalsblog.adw.org/2015/06/the-implications-of-the-supreme-courts-ruling-on-same-sex-marriage/ by Cardinal Wuerl The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a ruling that in effect redefines the civil definition of marriage nationwide. It has decided that every state must recognize “same-sex marriage” as a constitutional right. The law of the … Continue reading

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Supreme Court affirms cultural shift, rejects traditional marriage

Originally at: https://www.osv.com/Article/TabId/493/ArtMID/13569/ArticleID/17744/Supreme-Court-affirms-cultural-shift-rejects-traditional-marriage-.aspx by Russell Shaw Far from ending the conflict of moral and cultural values at the heart of the same-sex marriage debate, the Supreme Court’s June 26 decision declaring its discovery of a previously undiscovered constitutional right to same-sex … Continue reading

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Seven sobering impressions from the Supreme Court’s ruling to redefine marriage in the United States

Originally at: http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/the-catholic-church-and-the-new-normal/ by George Weigel In the wake of the Supreme Court’s marriage decision today, these sober thoughts occur: The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has rendered a decision that puts the court at odds with the Constitution, with … Continue reading

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FROM “MEH” TO “AMEN”

Originally at: http://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2015/06/can-the-nones-go-from-meh-to-amen by Molly Oshatz According to the recent study from the Pew Research Center, 22.8 percent of U.S. adults and 35 percent of millennials are religiously unaffiliated. The nones are by all indications a diverse group. Among the nones are … Continue reading

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The encyclical’s footnotes say a lot about this pope

Originally at: http://www.cruxnow.com/church/2015/06/20/the-encyclicals-footnotes-say-a-lot-about-this-pope/ by John Allen Quite obviously, the big Vatican story this week was the release of Pope Francis’ encyclical letter on the environment, Laudato Si. It was so big, in fact, there were actually two launches – the official … Continue reading

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Dignitatis Humanae at 50

Originally at: http://arcoftheuniverse.info/dignitatis-humanae-at-50 by Daniel Philpott This coming December 7th, the Catholic Church will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the promulgation of Dignitatis Humanae, the Second Vatican Council’s Declaration on Religious Liberty. Of all of the Council’s teachings, Dignitatis Humanae evoked the … Continue reading

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Martyred American nun could be the patron saint of the pope’s eco-encyclical

Originally at:http://www.cruxnow.com/church/2015/06/11/martyred-american-nun-could-be-the-patron-saint-of-the-popes-eco-encyclical/ by John Allen When Laudato Si, Pope Francis’ encyclical letter on the environment, appears on June 18, it will seem obvious to most people who the patron saint of the document is: St. Francis of Assisi, the great … Continue reading

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