Houston Cathedral Progress

Video on installation of statues in the new Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in downtown Houston; another, from channel 13. Webpage. The artist who painted the statues talks about how much research she did–I wonder, why then is Juan Diego, supposedly an Aztec, portrayed with white skin and red hair?

Church and State in Colorado

Colorado legislature is considering legislation that would stipulate that any agency that accepts state funding cannot base hiring decisions on religion. Archbishop Chaput is crying foul. He says the state is interfering with the church’s mission. He makes a threat: When it can no longer have the freedom it needs to be “Catholic,” it will…

The State of Catholic Education

Carl Olson writes about the kafuffle in St. Louis over pro-abortion remarks by a coach at the Jesuit-run St. Louis University. Will the archbishop win or the coach in this debacle? Olson thinks it will be the coach, because the university has been doing all it can to distance itself from the Catholic church. Lessons…