Mary as Co-Redemptrix Again

Fr. Philip Neri Powell, OP, cites some “givens” from Fr. Frederick Faber for the Catholic teaching of Mary as co-redemptrix. In other words, these are the assumptions. Protestants would, of course, criticize these as unbiblical. We need to recognize that the Catholic teaching does not place Mary in equality with Christ … but it still…

“Yes, It’s Anti-Semitism”

Jeff Jacoby in Boston Globe, cross-posted at Cross-Currents. The claim that anti-Zionism isn’t bigotry would be preposterous in any other context. Imagine someone vehemently asserting that Ireland has no right to exist, that Irish nationalism is racism, and that those who murder Irishmen are actually victims deserving the world’s sympathy. Who would take his fulminations…

Sikh Sues IRS

A former IRS agent in Houston who is a Sikh has sued the IRS because she was fired for wearing her kirpan. The lawsuit claims that the IRS’s termination of Tagore violates both the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA) and Title VII religious employment discrimination rules. It alleges that the IRS banned the…