Topic: Catholic Church

World Wide Web: I’m not the Pope

Has the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops gone completely insane? Only a few weeks ago, it single-handedly almost derailed the entire health care reform movement. Using the House’s health care reform legislation as leverage, the bishops said that they would withdraw their support of it unless Congress tightened its restrictions on taxpayer-funded abortions. And…

World Wide Web: The pope’s latest policy

The Vatican has once again turned its infallible back on women and homosexuals. This time, the Catholic Church is making it easier for Anglicans to convert to Catholicism while still retaining many of their Anglican traditions. The aim of this move is to attract those who are uncomfortable with the Anglican Communion’s support of gay…

Vatican opens its doors to disaffected Anglicans

Since the 1980s, the Roman Catholic Church has allowed for individual Episcopal priests to become Catholic priests and remain married if they already were prior to the conversion. However, on Oct. 20, the Catholic Church, under the leadership of Pope Benedict XVI, issued an invitation for the large-scale conversion of Anglicans, who are the original…