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

St. Damien of Moloka’i ‘gave his life’ serving lepers, says Hawai’ian Catholic after criticism of statue from congresswoman

WASHINGTON (CNA) — A Hawai’ian Catholic catechist said that St. Damien of Moloka’i is a “hero” to the Hawai’ian people, after a prominent congresswoman claimed the statue honoring him in the U.S. Capitol is part of colonialism and “patriarchy and white supremacist culture.” Continue reading St. Damien of Moloka’i ‘gave his life’ serving lepers, says Hawai’ian Catholic after criticism of statue from congresswoman

Two discontinued Arizona newspapers receive 17 Catholic Press awards in final full year of publication

Two Arizona Catholic publications that were discontinued earlier this year due to economic concerns brought on by the coronavirus pandemic received a total of 17 awards from the Catholic Press Association this year. Continue reading Two discontinued Arizona newspapers receive 17 Catholic Press awards in final full year of publication

South Texas bishop criticizes Planned Parenthood’s use of racial slur

BROWNSVILLE (CNA) — Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville, Texas has criticized Planned Parenthood and pro-abortion political organizations in the state for using an anti-Mexican ethnic slur in its campaign against the reelection of pro-life Democratic State Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. The Planned Parenthood Texas Votes PAC and the Texas Freedom Network reportedly used the term “Sucio Lucio” to describe the state senator in a direct mailing campaign. … Continue reading South Texas bishop criticizes Planned Parenthood’s use of racial slur

‘Soft despotism’ of anti-Catholicism on the rise, USCCB religious liberty chair warns

WASHINGTON (CNA) — The new leader of the U.S. Catholic bishops on religious liberty has warned of a “soft despotism” of religious intolerance in the U.S. Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami told CNA that “new Jacobins” are driving Catholics from the public square for their beliefs. Continue reading ‘Soft despotism’ of anti-Catholicism on the rise, USCCB religious liberty chair warns

St. Junípero Serra protested colonial oppression and abuses, says USCCB president

(CNA) — Those who “slander” the legacy of St. Junípero Serra ignore his history of opposing colonial oppression and abuses of indigenous Americans, said Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, praising the saint, whom he called the “spiritual founder” of Los Angeles. Continue reading St. Junípero Serra protested colonial oppression and abuses, says USCCB president