Pro-Life activist Abby Johnson debuts new podcast focusing on cultural, controversial issues

AUSTIN, Texas — On the heels of her nationally televised speech at the Republican National Convention Aug. 25, Abby Johnson’s new podcast, “Politely Rude,” dropped its first episode Aug. 26. The podcast is a weekly show focusing on parenting, culture and politics. Continue reading Pro-Life activist Abby Johnson debuts new podcast focusing on cultural, controversial issues

Annual priests vs. seminarians basketball tourney limited, but not sidelined, by COVID-19

SCOTTSDALE — The priests of the Diocese of Phoenix who lead their parishes and those studying to join them in that vocation take a time out every year to play basketball and engage in the kind of fellowship that fosters their relationship as partners in ministry. But this year, that gathering took on different look. Continue reading Annual priests vs. seminarians basketball tourney limited, but not sidelined, by COVID-19

Biden’s pick for veep has history of anti-Catholic hostility

Former vice president Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic Party nominee for president, has selected Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who has a history of showing hostility to the Catholic Church, to be his running mate. She had previously been one of Biden’s challengers for the presidential nomination before dropping out of the race and endorsing him. Continue reading Biden’s pick for veep has history of anti-Catholic hostility

Flannery O’Connor should be recognized for growing on views of race, say scholars after Loyola decision

DENVER (CNA) — Professor Angela Alaimo O’Donnell has studied Flannery O’Connor, an American Catholic author from the South, rather extensively. She wrote a book on O’Connor’s treatment of racial issues specifically, entitled “Radical Ambivalence: Race in Flannery O’Connor.” Continue reading Flannery O’Connor should be recognized for growing on views of race, say scholars after Loyola decision