5 Myths About Unaccompanied Minors at the Border

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by Rhonda Miska, Guest Contributor to Catholic Majority   The Central American children coming to the southern border of the United States have created a stir in the media. Much of what is said about these children and their experiences is oversimplified, misleading, or patently false. During my time as a legal assistant at Americans for Immigrant Justice – an organization which has provided pro bono legal representation to thousands of immigrants since its founding in 1996 – I have heard Continue reading 5 Myths About Unaccompanied Minors at the Border

The Cat’s Out of the Bag: Our New Book

Since we debuted this news in our Advent calendar yesterday, the cat is out of the bag! If you’ve enjoyed our Mass Education series, you’re in for a treat! We’ve published our first book, and it is based on the Mass Education articles by our very own contributor, Adam Thomé! Why wait around until February to get the posts one at a time, when you get get them all now, and in a convenient format? Even better news: Through Sunday, Continue reading The Cat’s Out of the Bag: Our New Book

Survey Says!: Vatican Survey has Become a Family Feud

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In order to grasp what’s going on with the Vatican survey, the first thing you need to understand about the Catholic Church is that when She says, “a few years ago,” what She means is, “within the past several centuries.” And so it is that She has now asked the bishops to poll their flocks about some issues that have come up that were “unheard of until a few years ago” (their words): cohabitation, same-sex couples, single-parent families, and mixed- Continue reading Survey Says!: Vatican Survey has Become a Family Feud

> 20% of the World (and Counting!)

We’re thrilled to announce that in just the few months since we started, Catholic Majority has been visited by individuals in 54 countries (loosely defined), with more being added every day! Here is a snapshot in time of where our visitors have seen us from: For those of you playing along at home, here is the list of visitors by country. The higher up the list, the more views we’ve had. United States Canada Philippines South Africa India Ireland Australia Continue reading > 20% of the World (and Counting!)

My Two (Peter’s) Pence: Thoughts on the Pope Francis Interview

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I should have known better than to get my information about the content and tenor of America Magazine‘s now famous interview with Pope Francis from the folks on Twitter. It’s surprising that I went so long without reading the full text of the interview, choosing instead to get my information in 140-character nuggets from the Twitterati. Considering that I have a great obsession with all things papal, and more than a mild distaste for Twitter, probably my best bet is Continue reading My Two (Peter’s) Pence: Thoughts on the Pope Francis Interview

Syria: Prayers for Peace

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Open YouTube. Play John Lennon’s “Imagine.” Pray. Write…                  Unless you live in a cave, you know that the US congress is debating whether or not to intervene and use force in Syria. I make absolutely no claims to be an expert on Middle East affairs. Though I do keep myself reasonably abreast on current affairs, I have no expertise in foreign relations and would quickly refer you articles as this one in the Washington Post that answers very basic questions Continue reading Syria: Prayers for Peace

Who Are We to Judge?

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Over the course of the past month, Loyola Productions has released a “Gay Catholics Series” through Ignatian News Network. To date, they have released the first three videos in the series. We’re pleased to spread the word of their good work here at Catholic Majority. We hope that you will consider sharing this videos with your friends, families, and churches, and in doing so, help us to promote our mission of providing a voice for the diversity in the Catholic Continue reading Who Are We to Judge?

10 Best Movies About Saints

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I’ve spent the past several weeks watching a lot of movies about saints. I mean, a whole lot of movies. Most of them, I’m sorry to report, are bad. Real bad. Not just in the sense that they did a poor job of telling the story of a saint’s life, but also in the sense that they were terrible movies, and painful to watch. But I persevered, and have identified ten gems amidst the rubble – films that I recommend Continue reading 10 Best Movies About Saints

The Bible App: Pros & Cons (So Far)

My Bible Background I’m on my third reading of the entire Bible, but this time is different. To begin with, I’m reading it slower than I’ve read it in the past. I’m a voracious and fast reader, so it is not uncommon for me to whiz through a book in a few days. Obviously, the Bible took me a little longer when I read it in the past, but I would say that it didn’t take much longer than a Continue reading The Bible App: Pros & Cons (So Far)