Marianne Medlin

Marianne Medlin

Marianne is a journalist with a background in writing and Catholic theology. When not elaborating on the cinematic arts, she enjoys spending time with people, reading thick books and traveling anywhere and everywhere.

Articles by Marianne Medlin

Illinois Catholic Charities' foster care faces shutdown

Sep 27, 2011 / 13:10 pm

Illinois Catholic Charities' foster care services may eventually cease to exist after a local judge refused to change his ruling that the state has the right to stop referring children to charities in four dioceses.

Catholics fight contraception mandate as deadline looms

Sep 26, 2011 / 17:16 pm

Catholics across the U.S. are mobilizing against a proposed Health and Human Services mandate that requires health insurance to cover contraception and provides a narrow exemption for religious groups.

Catholic ethicist calls for transparency in organ donor controversy

Sep 24, 2011 / 05:16 am

A top Catholic ethicist is calling for donor guidelines that are clear to the public after a proposal was made to allow surgeons to retrieve organs from donors less than two minutes after their hearts stop beating.

Canon lawyer analyzes issues in Fr. Pavone case

Sep 23, 2011 / 19:29 pm

Well-known canon lawyer Edward Peters delved into the unresolved issues on both sides of the situation involving Father Frank Pavone being called back to Amarillo, Texas by his bishop.

Mary teaches us how to be happy, Pope tells Germans

Sep 23, 2011 / 14:39 pm

At the Etzelsbach Marian shrine in Germany, Pope Benedict said that Mary helps us understand our purpose in life and shows us the path to authentic happiness.

Archbishop Fulton Sheen credited with baby's stunning recovery

Sep 22, 2011 / 00:29 am

Bonnie Engstrom remembers praying silently to Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen over and over again after her baby son was born lifeless and without a pulse for 61 minutes.

Bishop Blaire urges Catholics to help Americans living in poverty

Sep 17, 2011 / 05:16 am

Amid the country’s recession woes, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that nearly one out of every six Americans is living in poverty – a problem, says a leading Church figure, that every Catholic should be the solution to.

Country music star is new face of Terri Schiavo foundation

Sep 16, 2011 / 04:00 am

Country music star and Catholic convert Collin Raye is set to be the new spokesman of the Life and Hope Network founded by Terri Schiavo's family.

Heroic New York priests vividly recall Sept. 11 attacks

Sep 5, 2011 / 06:30 am

Father George Rutler remembers the immediate aftermath of the Sept. 11 attack as surreal. “The whole scene looked liked a black and white movie, with all the color drained out – that made it even harder to grasp that the shocking events were real and not an illusion.”

Upcoming memorials to honor victims, families of 9/11 terrorist attacks

Sep 3, 2011 / 06:13 am

Americans are planning to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and pay tribute to the victims and their families with both secular and religious ceremonies, including a Mass in New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Divine Mercy congress inspires quake-stricken New Zealand

Sep 1, 2011 / 23:50 pm

Catholics in Christchurch, New Zealand drew inspiration from a recent Divine Mercy Congress as they work to rebuild from a series of devastating earthquakes that have hit the country in the last year.

NY Times editor slammed for column on presidential candidates' religions

Sep 1, 2011 / 03:58 am

The New York Times is being strongly criticized for a column by its executive editor Bill Keller that scrutinized the religions of the GOP presidential candidates and likened the Catholic belief in the Eucharist to belief in aliens.

Voucher movement gains traction as new school year kicks off

Aug 31, 2011 / 03:51 am

As U.S. Catholic schools gear up for a new academic year, some have seen a spike in enrollment due to more states offering school voucher programs.

Explosive new book details war on unborn baby girls

Aug 27, 2011 / 05:33 am

Imagine waking up one day to find that every single woman in the U.S. has disappeared.

Forty Days for Life to launch biggest campaign yet this fall

Aug 25, 2011 / 03:54 am

The pro-life advocacy group 40 Days for Life has announced the launch of its biggest campaign ever this fall, with over 300 locations worldwide participating in the event.

Bishops' immigration expert calls new policy a step in the right direction

Aug 21, 2011 / 16:44 pm

The U.S. bishops' migration policy head, Kevin Appleby, said that the Obama administration's decision to suspend deportation of illegal immigrants who pose no threat to security is a humane advancement.

A life built on Christ leads to happiness, Pope tells youth in Madrid

Aug 18, 2011 / 13:03 pm

Pope Benedict XVI told the hundreds of thousands of young pilgrims at World Youth Day in Madrid that they will be happy and at peace if they center their lives on the “solid rock” of Jesus Christ.

Catholic community mourns death of Connecticut Navy Seal

Aug 17, 2011 / 04:12 am

The Catholic community in Stamford, Connecticut is grieving the loss of 31 year-old Navy Seal Brian Bill, whose helicopter was gunned down in Afghanistan by the Taliban on Aug. 6.

Feast of Mary's Assumption gives us hope for the future, Pope says

Aug 15, 2011 / 12:24 pm

Pope Benedict XVI reflected on the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary on Aug. 15, saying that the celebration gives Christians hope of a future united with Christ, both in this life and in heaven.

Groundbreaking series on Catholicism to air on PBS this fall

Aug 14, 2011 / 16:02 pm

A high-definition series exploring the beauty and richness of Catholicism is set to air on over 80 public television stations across the U.S. this fall.