With Congress preparing to reconvene Monday, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops instructed members to take part in a nationwide immigration reform push.
If I had told you 30 years ago that America would be backing Islamists who are beheading Christians backed by the Russians. . . Well, you would have called me crazy.
It was prescience, not paranoia, that prompted some social commentators to predict that gay activism would become the principle threat to religious freedoms in America. A recent incident at George Washington University provides the latest confirmation.
By the time you read this, the world’s billion-plus Roman Catholics may have a new pope. And when the black smoke of Tuesday’s indecisive first vote has turned to the white smoke of final decision, don’t be surprised if the cardinals have chosen… a Catholic pope.
With the shorthand "OMG" (oh, my God) becoming a huge cliche, it might be worth taking a look at how Americans are seeing the Almighty these days -- that is if they are looking at all.
Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world on Monday morning by announcing he would resign at the end of February.
The media, of course, is calling it a resignation. But it not so much a resignation of a political office as it is a renunciation. The 85-year old pontiff’s decision to renounce the power and prestige of the papal office is so unexpected, almost unprecedented, as to take the world by surprise.