Catholic in America

Keeping an eye on the culture from a Catholic perspective

First they came for the kosher butchers

On July 28, TIME recalled: “Denmark enacted a sweeping ban on the religious slaughter of animals in 2014, prompting a furious backlash from Jewish and Muslim community representatives.” The controversy is continuing throughout a half-dozen European nations that have already prohibited kosher and halal slaughtering of animals. In spite of the fact kosher and halal…

Marriage should amplify Christ as the divine spouse

Al Kresta | Special to The Michigan Catholic Patrick Anthony Bergquist, 35, director of children, youth and family ministries at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Manhattan, and Dr. J. Patrick Hornbeck II, 33, chairman of the theology department and associate professor of medieval and reformation history at Catholic, Fordham University in the Bronx, got married last…