That Connecticut Proposal

William Donohue and Catholic bloggers are denouncing a bill before the Connecticut legislature as “anti-Catholic bigotry.” It isn’t. Those pushing for it are active Catholics who are outraged that a priest, single-handedly, was able to abscond with $1.4 million. MSNBC has the details. McDonald told the Connecticut Post that the immediate push behind the bill…

Catholicism in New England

Michael Paulson of the Boston Globe reports on the rapid decline of Catholicism in New England–and of religion in general. Northern New England is now less religious than the Pacific Northwest – long the nation’s least religious region – the study found.

Vatican on Abortion and Rape

The Vatican defends the excommunication of a mom and doctors who helped her 9 year old daughter get an abortion after the girl was raped–while dismissing complaints that the rapist (her stepfather) was not punished. Oh, raping your 9 year old step child may be “deplorable,” but it isn’t so bad as to merit excommunication.…