Obama, Romney Trade Humorous Barbs at the Annual Al Smith Fundraiser
Michelle Bauman, National Catholic Register

Religious freedom was mentioned — along with the good the Church does — amid the jokes on Oct. 18.

South Carolina Bishop Refuses to Secede
David Mills, First Things

Wiser people would have let the bishop and diocese well enough alone, in the hope of holding on to them (and whatever money they give) and in the hope of saving a huge amount of money in legal fees which are unlikely to be recouped.

Where Orthodoxy Stands
Fr. John A. Peck, Preachers Institute

Orthodoxy contends that the faith cannot be understood from outside the living reality of the Church itself. This creates problems for the habits of modernity.

Pope Sending Cardinal Dolan on Peace Mission to Syria

He will serve on a Vatican delegation that will travel next week to the war-ravaged country.