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

Bishop Jean Laffitte warns against overemphasizing sexual aspects of Theology of Human Love

Aug 11, 2011 / 15:05 pm

Bishop Jean Laffitte is warning against focusing too intently on the sexual aspect of Blessed John Paul II's Theology of the Body, which he says runs the risk of eliminating the depth and “mystery” involved in human and divine love.

Diocese of Orange raises bid for Crystal Cathedral

Aug 11, 2011 / 03:59 am

The Diocese of Orange upped its previous bid and signaled openness to new negotiations for the Crystal Cathedral after board members recently announced that the building is no longer for sale.

Haitian amputee soccer team show their skills in Denver

Aug 6, 2011 / 15:45 pm

Team Zaryen, a group of amputee soccer players who lost limbs in the devastating Haiti earthquake last year, demonstrated their impressive skills at the Knights of Columbus' convention in Denver, Colorado this week.

Illegal immigrants are first 'mothers and fathers, sons and daughters,' says Archbishop Gomez

Aug 4, 2011 / 17:59 pm

Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles said on Aug. 3 that most illegal immigrants are forced to leave their homeland in order to provide a better life for their families.

Cardinal Wuerl expresses joy over planned JPII shrine in DC

Aug 4, 2011 / 08:16 am

Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C. praised the Knights of Columbus over the group's recent purchase of the John Paul II Cultural Center, which will become a shrine and museum honoring the legacy of the late pontiff.

Religion 'purifies' politics, Cardinal Burke says

Aug 3, 2011 / 10:22 am

Cardinal Raymond Burke, head of the Vatican's highest court, said on Aug. 2 that without religion in society, political leaders run the risk violating the fundamental human rights of citizens.

Knights of Columbus to buy JPII Cultural Center in Washington, DC

Aug 2, 2011 / 14:17 pm

The Knights of Columbus announced Aug. 2 that it will buy the John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, D.C., to create a shrine and museum honoring the life of Blessed Pope John Paul II.

Archbishop Chaput: Effective Church reform demands repentance, faith

Aug 2, 2011 / 10:17 am

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Denver said that true reform of the Church requires deep faith and repentance from all members of the faith, including clergy, religious and laity alike.

Dawn Eden recalls Archbishop Sambi's love for the Jewish people

Jul 31, 2011 / 15:43 pm

Author and Catholic convert from Judaism Dawn Eden remembers Archbishop Pietro Sambi as a pastoral leader with a “fatherly” heart, who shared a special connection with her over his deep affection for the Jewish faith.

US Catholics mourn death of Archbishop Sambi

Jul 28, 2011 / 11:13 am

Catholics across the nation are grieving the loss of Vatican representative to the U.S. Archbishop Pietro Sambi, who died at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on July 27, at the age of 73.

US bishops urge lawmakers to remember poor in budget debate

Jul 28, 2011 / 00:11 am

In the midst of increasingly fierce budget debates, the U.S. bishops are urging lawmakers to look beyond partisan bickering and take into account the poor and vulnerable when deciding which funds get cut.

Fourth Catholic Charities agency joins lawsuit against Illinois

Jul 27, 2011 / 09:21 am

The Diocese of Belleville announced July 26 that it will join three other Illinois dioceses in a lawsuit against the state, after its adoption and foster care programs face being shutdown over a recent civil unions law.

US papal nuncio on ventilator after surgery complications

Jul 26, 2011 / 00:02 am

Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the Pope’s diplomatic representative to the U.S., has been placed on a ventilator following “delicate lung surgery” two weeks ago, the nunciature in Washington, D.C. announced July 22.

Cardinal Burke: suffering does not rid life of purpose

Jul 25, 2011 / 03:09 am

At a Kansas City conference on end-of-life care, Cardinal Raymond Burke said that suffering does not cause a person to have less meaning in his life, nor does it give the government the right to decide if that person should live or die.

India's Christian outcasts plan massive hunger strike for equal rights

Jul 22, 2011 / 04:00 am

Thousands of Dalit Christians and Muslims known as the “untouchables” or “slumdogs” of India will gather in the streets of New Delhi to protest for equal societal rights.

Vatican bank president: Bigger families are solution to economic crisis

Jul 21, 2011 / 17:03 pm

President of the Vatican bank Ettore Gotti Tedeschi said July 21 that the best solution to the current economic crisis is for families to have more children.

South Sudan bishop dies while celebrating Mass

Jul 19, 2011 / 13:44 pm

Catholics in South Sudan are mourning the loss of Bishop Caesar Mazzolari of Rumbek, who died at the age of 74 while concelebrating Mass on July 16.

Pope appoints Archbishop Chaput to Philadelphia archdiocese

Jul 19, 2011 / 02:01 am

Pope Benedict appointed Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Denver on July 19 to lead the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Researcher finds proof of widespread Jewish support for Pope Pius XII

Jul 14, 2011 / 04:12 am

An expert on Pope Pius XII says new discoveries show that the Jewish community strongly supported the pontiff for his stand against anti-Semitism and support for Jewish rights during World War II.

Heroic News helping pro-lifers take culture's pulse

Jul 14, 2011 / 00:33 am

The pro-life advocacy group Heroic Media has launched an online site featuring breaking news on life issues such as abortion, euthanasia and embryonic stem cell research.