I thought that to discharge this office as I ought, it was incumbent on me to provide necessaries as well for the bodies as the souls of the converted Catholics
. This labour was much increased by the famine which the grasshoppers had brought that year upon the country.
"Are you sure he never inquired whether you had both been Catholics
for more than one year before you came to him to be married?
Maynard's biography of Soto appeared in the course of an upsurge of interest in Catholic
history and in the place of Catholicism in the United States.
The modern Irish Republican Army emerged in the 1970s as a violent Catholic
response to what republicans saw as Britain's military occupation.
voters preferred Clinton over Bush by 44 percent to 36 percent in 1992 and over Dole in 1996 by 56 percent to 37 percent, with Clinton picking up twenty-four of the twenty-five most heavily Catholic
metro areas and the twelve most heavily Catholic
states, despite Clinton's and the Democrats' pro-choice and anti-voucher stances.
In this era of mergers and managed care, the Roman Catholic
Church is having more of a say in all sorts of women's reproductive health-care services.
schools in South Africa have served the common good by ensuring more equitable distribution of educational outcomes regardless of race, culture or social status," Nathan Johnstone, director of the Catholic
Institute of Education, said recently.
Still, more would agree with a reader from Valley City, North Dakota who stopped giving to a charity because "it did not meet Catholic
ethical standards." Readers overwhelmingly prefer to give to their parish (83 percent of readers) and other Catholic
charitable organizations (76 percent).
"This whole issue has been raised by the official church within the context of the sex abuse scandal," says Michael Rocks, former president of the Philadelphia chapter of Dignity USA, an LGBT Catholic
With the issuance of his three-page directive and the national news media attention it received, Bishop Sheridan heightened the profile of a small, but growing group of Catholic
leaders who hope to have as large an impact as possible on the outcome of the November elections.
Richard John Neuhaus, the author of thirteen books and the editor of First Things, is one of the best Catholic
writers in the English-speaking world.
In August 2005 Easterling and her husband, Rick, along with their two children, were received into the Catholic
Church in Richmond, Virginia.
But off in one corner is a special section of books dealing with the life and philosophy of Roman Catholic
priest (turned saint) Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer and the controversial organization he founded: Opus Dei.
Despite official Vatican policy denouncing adoption by gays as "violence" against children, several Catholic
Charities offices are helping same-sex couples to adopt.
Sociologist (and Catholic
priest, best-selling novelist, essayist, and public figure) Andrew Greeley has been interpreting the Council's effect on American Catholicism for much of the last forty years.