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Pope search is a chance for change

The Pope has figured out what he’s giving up for Lent. Last week Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world by announcing his resignation from the papacy due to what he described as “advanced age.” Cardinals are now tasked with the duty of electing a new pope, so what better time than now to make dramatic change within one of the Western world’s oldest institutions? Breaking tradition is certainly... 

Commentary: There’s an app for that?

<i>Commentary</i>: There’s an app for that?
Kristen Campbell, Editor in Chief Anyone who has an Android or an iPhone can agree they are either addicted to or enjoy downloading applications to help pass the time. These applications, which can be downloaded for free with the occasional advertisement interrupting your play, are a big reason behind the purchase of these types of phones. But honestly, is there a need for an app for absolutely everything? When... 

Condom use saves lives

As many know, Pope Benedict XVI recently spoke out in Peter Seewald’s book, “Light of the World: The Pope, the Church and the Signs of the Times,” condoning the use of condoms. The use of any form of contraceptive is judged by the Catholic Church to be evil because it prevents conception. “There may be a basis in the case of some individuals, as perhaps when a male prostitute uses a condom,... 

Call me a crazy Catholic

Call me a crazy Catholic
Kristen Campbell, Editor in Chief I am a devout conservative Catholic and have been for the past 19 years today. I was baptized a Maronite Catholic at nearly 4 months old and have grown in my faith ever since then. Throughout the years, I have been taught about what the religion believes and I have also done my own research where the teachings lacked. Yes, the Catholic Church seems to always be in... 

Punish pedophile priests

CNN reported this week that a former Catholic Bishop in Norway recently confessed to sexually abusing an altar boy 20 years ago. The fact that he could not keep his secret after 20 years is a reminder of how serious a crime sexual abuse is and how it should not be taken lightly. Unfortunately leaders of the Catholic Church do not understand this. John Jay College of Criminal Justice reported that more... 
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