Posts Tagged ‘Catholicism’

Stephen Colbert: why he returned to Catholicism Comments 0

Monday, November 19th, 2018

Late night USA television host Stephen Colbert is open about his faith but revealed in an interview that he became “convicted of [his] atheism” before returning to Catholicism. The CBS star told Father James Martin on his Catholic talk show “Faith in Focus” last Thursday night that there was a time in his life he turned Read more

The cultural elite is fascinated by Catholicism Comments 0

Monday, May 21st, 2018
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For believers, the Catholic Church is at once transcendent and mundane — the Holy Spirit working on Earth through 2,000 years of committee meetings. For those of a more secular bent, it is simply a terrific show, and hence the Met’s current exhibit of Catholic religious garments — and the Met Gala’s Catholic-themed fancy-dress ball Read more

Catholicism’s two-party system Comments 0

Thursday, July 27th, 2017
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Although Crux’s John Allen likes to pretend otherwise, Roman Catholicism is now clearly divided between the Party of Francis and the Party of Benedict. Not since the days of the Jesuits and the Jansenists has the Catholic elite — clerical and lay intellectual — been at daggers drawn as it is now. Yesterday, the New York Times nicely encapsulated the partisan Read more

Tim Wilson on babies, religion, Donald Trump and his new novel Comments 0

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Tim Wilson is a changed man. In the past four years he has converted to Catholicism, met and married singer/songwriter Rachel, and had two “sparkling” children — Roman, 17 months, and Felix, five months — whose existence lights him up from the inside like a sky lantern. For those readers who might confuse fiction for Read more

Swedish doctor tries to talk patients into being Catholic Comments 0

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

A Swedish doctor has been accused of denying one of his patients antibiotics when he refused to join the Catholic Church. The doctor was forced to leave his job as a locum at a practice run by the local authority in southern Sweden, Region Skåne. Bosses at the GP surgery reported him after it emerged Read more

Irish Catholicism being abandoned to extremists: Priest Comments 1

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Catholicism in Ireland is being abandoned to obsessive extremists, a leading priest has said. Fr Brendan Hoban also criticised a “religious media more anxious to protect its pockets than engage with the realities of faith in the world”. Fr Hoban is the co-founder of the Association of Catholic Priests in Ireland. He made these criticisms Read more

How to avoid being a Catholic Comments 0

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Catholicism is not for the fainthearted says blogger Rick Becker. He suggests three easy steps to take if you want avoid being a Catholic: Read only your bible. Study the Church’s detractors and their version of Catholic teaching. Focus on the most egregious examples of Catholic hypocrisy, misdeeds and immorality. Read more Related Posts:The Catholic Read more

Catholics who aren’t Catholic Comments 0

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Nine percent of Americans say that they are Catholics, but that Catholicism is not their religion! That striking fact was uncovered in recent research by the Pew Research Centre. Two out of 10 respondents told the Pew pollsters that they are Catholics in the sense that they “claim the faith as their current religion.” Another one Read more

America’s dark history of hating Catholics Comments 0

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Congress and the United Nations rolling out their red carpets, nuns working overtime to bake communion hosts, prison inmates carving a walnut throne, tickets for events snapped up in seconds: America is gearing up for pope-mania. Pope Francis is expected to be greeted with huge crowds and across-the-board reverence when he tours Washington, New York Read more

Why I became a Catholic Comments 0

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Ten years ago this month, I became a Catholic. It happened in the attic of the guest house at Ealing Abbey. There was just me, a friend and a monk, and the operation took about an hour. Afterwards we went for cocktails. I started things as I meant to go on. I guess the two big Read more