In a narrow 5 to 4 decision the U.S. Supreme Court today struck down marriage laws in states across the nation that declared marriage as a union of one man and one woman. The Court ruled that laws banning same sex marriage violated the 14th Amendment of the federal Constitution. The Most Reverend Robert J. […]
Despite the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on marriage, our Catholic faith needs no help from the courts to understand what marriage is. Check out this webpage – Marriage Is – developed by the Archdiocese of St. Louis, which offers a video and a number of articles on our Catholic understanding of marriage.
This week the U.S. Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision voted to uphold tax credits for eligible Americans who are receiving subsidies through the federal exchanges under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Chief Justice Roberts issued the opinion that in essence saved President Obama’s signature health care law. At issue was whether individuals enrolled in […]
As you may recall, Father Robert Barron will be our keynote speaker at this year’s MCC Annual Assembly, which is scheduled for Saturday, October 3 in the Missouri State Capitol. In a video produced from Assisi, Italy, Father Barron offers his first impressions of Pope Francis’s new encyclical.
Writing in America magazine, Father James Martin, S.J. offers Top Ten Takeaways from “Laudato Si,” Pope Francis’ new encyclical. This brief article offers an excellent summary of the encyclical’s main points.
In his new encyclical Laudato Si’, Pope Francis declares “that [t]he climate is a common good” and observes that [a] very solid scientific consensus indicates that we are presently witnessing a disturbing warming of the climatic system.” One of the elite scientists who advises the Holy Father as a member of the Pontifical Academy of […]
In response to Pope Francis’ new encyclical Laudato Si’, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is drawing on its 70 years of experience in working with the world’s poorest to offer recommendations for how the United States can best respond. In Adapting to a Harsher Climate, CRS reviews its work with small farmers, noting that many must […]
Well, they are not stars but planets. During June, Jupiter has been closing in on Venus. Both are visible in the evening sky. Look for an especially stunning view of the two planets on the evenings of June 30th and July 1st. For more details check out this article with spectacular photos of the night […]
Loretto Wagner, one of the founding members of Missouri Right to Life and well known pro-life activist, died this week. For many years the Missouri Catholic Conference worked with Loretto on many pro-life pieces of legislation. Loretto was also a founding member and president of Our Lady’s Inn, a shelter for women in crisis pregnancies […]