Results from Tag: 'February 22-28, 2009'

The Trojan FOCA

While the U.S. bishops’ conference and pro-life organizations are strenuously fighting the Freedom of Choice Act, there seems to be an effort to bring the proposed law about through other legislation.

To Crown a Catholic King

The British Parliament is reexamining a 300-year-old law banning Catholics from the throne. According to one Catholic MP, ‘many of us feel that this is not only a profound insult to our faith but an indefensible relic of a time long gone.’ But some think there are other agendas at work, such as a push for secularization.

Mother Clare’s Sister Act

Mother Clare Millea, superior general of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart, is heading up an apostolic visitation of institutes of women religious in the United States.

Same-Sex Surrogacy Mess

The implication for the future of marriage laws in the U.S. is “frightening,” according to an attorney representing a woman fighting for custody for a daughter she had when she was in a lesbian relationship.

Taking Stock: Lenten and Spiritual Reading Guide

For the spirituality and Lenten reading issue, the Register presents four books: God’s Plan for You: Understanding Your Personal Vocation by Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz and What God Has Joined: A Catholic Teaching on Marriage by Bishop Kevin W. Vann, both reviewed by Holly Pierot; Gut Check: Confronting Love, Work Manhood by Tarek Saab, reviewed by John Moorehouse; and Faith at the Edge: A New Generation of Catholic Writers Reflects on Life, Love, Sex, and Other Mysteries edited by Angelo Matera, reviewed by Brian Welter.