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

Archbishop Gomez tells new priests their mission is to evangelize

Jun 7, 2011 / 01:30 am

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles told a diverse group of new priests during their ordination Mass that they have a responsibility to make God known in a culture that has forgotten him.

Experts: Despite new US religious freedom ambassador, issue remains low priority

Jun 3, 2011 / 13:51 pm

Religious freedom experts are saying the White House’s decision to fill the ambassador for religious freedom post, after a vacancy of nearly two and a half years, shows the issue is low on the priority list for the Obama administration.

Public Rosary in San Francisco to draw thousands

Jun 2, 2011 / 04:01 am

Fifty years after a 1961 public Rosary gathered over half a million people in San Francisco, a Catholic lay group is organizing the same event for October of 2011.

New Academy for Life member speaks about need for post-abortion healing

Jun 1, 2011 / 03:51 am

Vicki Thorn, a Wisconsin-based mother of six and recently appointed member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, says that the Church must defend the sanctity of life and bring healing to those who have experienced the trauma of an abortion.

Poll finds Americans widely accepting of divorce, premarital sex

May 31, 2011 / 17:08 pm

A recent Gallup poll found that while Americans remain largely split on several moral issues, the majority in recent years have become increasingly accepting of what were once considered social taboos, such as divorce and sex outside of marriage.

Bill Donohue: Abuse report's failure to note role of homosexuality 'unacceptable'

May 25, 2011 / 22:54 pm

Catholic League president Bill Donohue said that a recent study on sex abuse within the U.S. Catholic Church defies its own research in concluding that homosexuality was not a significant factor in the crisis.

Pro-life group asks MTV to reconsider decision to yank ads

May 25, 2011 / 00:52 am

Heroic Media is hoping MTV will have a change of heart and reconsider pulling a pro-life ad campaign from its airwaves.

Catholic scholar dismantles May 21 Judgment Day claims

May 20, 2011 / 03:46 am

The claim being circulated that May 21 will mark the end of the world and be a day of judgment by God has no basis in Scripture or authentic Christian teaching, according to Catholic scholar Dr. Jared Staudt.

Marine Corps foundation honors heroic Vietnam War priest

May 20, 2011 / 00:35 am

Servant of God Fr. Vincent Capodanno, a chaplain who was killed in action while protecting U.S. soldiers during the Vietnam War, was honored with a permanent tribute at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

Critics say new study misses real reasons for priest abuse crisis

May 18, 2011 / 15:45 pm

A $2 million study commissioned by the U.S. bishops is not likely to put to rest questions about the causes of the sexual abuse crisis in the priesthood.

Movie fails to capture anti-Catholic brutality of Spanish Civil War (Updated)

May 13, 2011 / 03:19 am

A new film on the Spanish Civil War falls short in portraying the brutal persecution that the country's Catholics underwent, says author Robert Royal, Ph.D.

In 150 year old case, Rhode Island confronts its anti-Catholic past

May 12, 2011 / 03:55 am

Rhode Island lawmakers voted last week to pardon an Irish Catholic man they say was wrongfully executed in 1845. The decision closes an ugly chapter in the long history of discrimination against Catholics in the U.S. 

Young seminarian reflects on the 'gift' of mothers

May 8, 2011 / 10:27 am

A soon-to-be ordained priest noted that mothers serve an irreplaceable role in society. He reflected on his own mother's influence in discerning his call to the priesthood. 

Illinois Catholics fight to keep adoption services

May 5, 2011 / 22:57 pm

Catholics in Illinois are fighting to protect their religious rights as a new civil unions law in the state could shut down Catholic adoption and foster care programs.

Retired Australian bishop admits past inappropriate behavior

May 2, 2011 / 16:08 pm

A prominent Australian bishop who resigned two years ago issued an apology citing past hurtful and inappropriate behavior as reasons for stepping down from his post. 

Pakistan Christians fear violent backlash in wake of Osama bin Laden's death

May 2, 2011 / 11:17 am

Christians in Pakistan are bracing for possible attacks after U.S. forces killed long sought-after terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, who was hiding in one of the country's northern cities.

Catholic Charities urges help for communities ripped by tornadoes

Apr 29, 2011 / 12:22 pm

Catholic Charities is appealing for help for families in southern states after a series of devastating storms killed over 300 people.

Cardinal suspends controversial Chicago priest

Apr 28, 2011 / 08:34 am

Controversial Chicago priest Father Michael Pfleger was suspended by the archdiocese on April 27 after making public statements threatening to leave the Church if he were reassigned from his current parish.

New missal translation a 'gift' to modern generation, says Denver bishop

Apr 28, 2011 / 03:58 am

Auxiliary Bishop of Denver James D. Conley praised the new translation of the Roman Missal, calling it the Church's “gift to our generation.”

Connecticut bishop hails John Paul II as champion of religious freedom

Apr 27, 2011 / 16:15 pm

At a time when Christians face heightened persecution particularly in the Middle East, Bishop William E. Lori of Bridgeport, Connecticut pointed to John Paul II as a heroic example in the fight to protect religious freedom.