“As a child, Kristen Wolf set up a makeshift altar in the driveway of her home, decorating a desk with a white cloth and a crucifix before proceeding to conduct a Mass and causing a stir that resulted in a reprimand.”
“Chinese Catholics, believed to number between 8 million and 12 million, are divided between those who are members of the Church backed by the Communist Party and those loyal to the pope.”
“Sometimes, in families, between Catholic convert and non-Catholics relatives tensions arise and Catholics are accused of being devoted to God, but devoid of filial piety, of forgetting the dead, thus generating a resentment towards the Church.”
“In the packed Senate hearing room during Durbin’s hearing, many speakers said the prejudice and discrimination faced by American Muslims today was no different from what other groups have experienced and should not be allowed to continue, just as it has stopped for the most part for other groups.”
The Pope as never been more accessible.
The growing influence and increased opportunities for women in the Catholic Church.