Prisons and Religious Censorship

On September 10 I noted a report in the New York Times saying that the Federal Bureau of Prisons was removing religious books from prison libraries and implementing a “Standardized Chapel Library.” On September 26 I noted that the Bureau was bowing to pressure, would return the removed books to the shelves, but had not…

Cardinal George and the Jews

John Allen gives context, and update: Speaking of cardinals, two weeks ago I interviewed Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, who will likely soon take over as president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Our conversation was wide-ranging, and at one point I asked the cardinal for a reaction to Jewish criticism of the…

Shooting the Messenger

Archbishop George Niederaurer of San Francisco was filmed communing two men in drag (in mock nun outfits–members of the notoriously anti-Christian “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence”) while celebrating mass at “Most Holy Redeemer” Catholic Church, a San Francisco church notorious for its acceptance of practicing homosexuals (the pastor is Niederauer’s chancellor). Catholic News Service, the official…

Cell Phones in Church

Ed Stetzer was leading a seminar in a Pensacola church when lots of cell phones started going off, and the coordinator started walking around talking to people. He was starting to get annoyed. Then he learned what was going on.