Posts tagged "usccb"
Little Girls, Future Powerful Women

Little Girls, Future Powerful Women

Mary Valle:  Someone at UCSSB HQ has finally clicked on the links to anti-Girl Scout material on the web (for instance, here and here). 

Wherever Two or More Women Are Gathered…

...the Catholic Church seems to find "radical feminist" ideology.  Even if the gatherers are cookie-hawking tweens.  And members of a non-Catholic organization.  Not affiliated with the Church in any way. To the ever broadening category of Catholic Church vs. Women, we add today's entry:  the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has formalized it's disapproval of...

Daily Links: Big Fat Tolerance Edition

Russian gay extremists; Patronizing employers; A Brownback woman; Jesus' juice; Milquetoast Patel; Other, the world's 12th religion; Liberty wolves; ideology-smashing samaritan; Damn anarchists; Government by any other name (like the presidency); Tolerance ponies.

Birth Control! For Everybody!

Ashley Baxstrom: Ladies, let's celebrate! Check out this breaking blog post from Think Progress: Obama administration approves rule that guarantees near-universal contraceptive coverage, by guest blogger Jessica Arons, Director of the Women's Health and Rights Program at American Progress. She writes:
Today, in a huge victory for women’s health, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius...

Daily Links

Laura Larson writes at States of Formation about the business of making monsters:
Through political rhetoric and sensationalized reporting, “monster” has been branded – on the cheap – into the American narrative and its everyday parlance.
On Tebowing*:
Dangerous territory"? Seriously? Let's start at the beginning. Whenever Tim Tebow takes a knee on the field and thanks...

The Bishops, Proving Me Right

I shouldn't take any credit for predicting the actions of the most predictable institution on the globe, but I'll take it anyway.  I made the case at The Nation last week that the USCCB's recent statement on aid in dying would lead to broader crack-downs on end of life rights, privacy, and awareness....

Abuse of Power Comes as No Surprise:
The Causes and Context of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests

by Frances Kissling This past week, criminologists at the John Jay College of Criminal Law released a numbers crunching, statistically dense, spiritually troubling 144 page report which aimed to identify the causes and context of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic priests between 1950 to 2002. The report was commissioned by the U.S. Conference of...

Extreme Adultery

In case you Twilight fans were wondering, The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Office for Film and Broadcasting has posted their review of the new Robert Pattinson movie, "Water for Elephants."  They warn, "While artfully conceived and well acted, director Francis Lawrence’s film accepts — and even glamorizes — adultery, albeit within...

My Catholic Conscience

We've been here before. And no, it didn't work then either. by Jon O'Brien Like others, I am deeply concerned about recent moves in Congress that would restrict access to reproductive healthcare services, especially for poor women. The situation reminds me of other experiments where a few people with extreme views sought to pass policy that...

Separation of Church and Health Care

Francis X. Rocca of Religion News Service reports that the Vatican will write new guidelines for Catholic health care institutions in response to recent ideological clashes with the Catholic Health Association, notedly over the excommunication of a sister who approved an abortion to save the life of a woman and later the removal...

79: The Class of 2010 Women Religious

Jo Piazza: This was a bad week to be a small survey on women religious, what with prime news real estate being filled with Egyptian unrest, Hollywood rehab and a snowpocalypse of epic proportions blanketing the Midwest. But a small survey on women religious was indeed released this week, on Groundhog Day (better known...

Timothy Dolan Reader

A lot of commentary is stacking up about this week's upset appointment of New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan to the presidency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, over the sitting Vice President, Tuscon's Gerald Kicanis.  Still shaking your head at why and how the USCCB skipped their usual appointment of the VP? Wondering...