Posts Tagged ‘Catholic identity’

Catholic Church must respect all cultures; not impose itself

Monday, October 18th, 2021
Catholic Church embraces all

Christian freedom means respecting other cultures and traditions rather than finding ways to impose “one’s own model of life as though it were the most evolved and the most appealing,” Francis said. “This is the meaning of calling ourselves Catholics, of speaking of the Catholic Church: it is not a sociological denomination to distinguish us Read more

Complaints of hostile environment at US Catholic university

Friday, June 19th, 2015

A survey of faculty at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles has shown only one third of professors are Catholic. St John Paul II’s Ex Corde Ecclesiae stipulated that the majority of staff at Catholic universities should be Catholic. The LMU survey reveals conservative Catholic staff believe they are in an environment that is hostile Read more

Pope says Catholic charities must be Catholic

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI has asked bishops to take greater steps to ensure that Catholic charities operating in their dioceses adhere to Catholic teaching and retain their Catholic identity. The Pope said it is the duty of diocesan bishops and parish priests to see that the faithful “are not led into error of misunderstanding” through charitable Read more

Why I’m still a Catholic

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Why am I still a Catholic? How should I answer this important question? In truth, sometimes I’m not sure why. Yet I know the Church frames my identity, as basic as that. It’s the source of consolation without peer. I can’t slough it off: it’s too embedded in the way I see the world and Read more

Catholic identity theft

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Identity theft is a major crime around the world. It usually involves stealing personal details: name, age, address, social security details; banking information and the like. In a strangely analogous way, there is concern growing that forces mysterious may even be stealing our Catholic identity! If we had to report such a theft, how would Read more