Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Bishop Olmsted speaks on abortion excommunication, Arizona immigration law

Catholic World News - October 12, 2010

In a wide-ranging Catholic World Report interview, Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix speaks about the extraordinary form of the Mass, the Arizona immigration law, the automatic excommunication of a Catholic hospital administrator complicit in an abortion, the deficient catechesis of the last 40 years, and recent improvements in seminary formation.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our April expenses ($17,660 to go):
$35,000.00 $17,340.48
50% 50%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 2 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Oct. 12, 2010 10:36 PM ET USA

    Sound religious education is the basis for undoing all the harm done in recent years to our children - and the courageous leadership of Bishops like Thomas Olmsted and truly Catholic parents.

  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - Oct. 12, 2010 7:38 PM ET USA

    To say that our catechesis of the young has been weak is a huge understatement. It has been dreadful! Color,cut,and paste---pumpkins, turkeys, Christmas trees, and make Rosaries out of jelly beans, cheerios, and gumdrops is what it has been. Also, as one Religious Ed commander told us volunteer teachers, "The recipe for a successful Religious Ed program is 'Fun, Food, and Friends.'" Needless to say, the kids didn't know their prayers, hadn't been to confession in years, and knew nothing.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Faith of the Fatherless: The Psychology of Atheism 6 hours ago
Relax; the Pope didn't change Church teaching with a phone call 8 hours ago
Round Trip to the present moment: a Catholic jazz artist's latest offering April 22
Easter with the Pope April 21
Smaller Church, Bigger Faith, 3: Ecclesiastical Discipline April 17

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Easter Vigil homily (full text) CWN - April 20
Pope Francis's Easter Message 'Urbi et Orbi' (To the City and the World): full text, link to video CWN - April 20