Signs Of the Times
Francis J. ButlerAugust 16, 2010

Catholic dioceses continue to report mounting problems keeping their schools afloat amid a lackluster economy.

Francis J. ButlerSeptember 27, 2004
Scott Stossel rsquo s uplifting biography of R Sargent Shriver deserves a prominent place on the reading lists of Catholic studies programs It is an inspiring and skillfully told story of a bright American hero whose public-minded outlook and optimism finds its source in his Catholic faith Stossel
Francis J. ButlerOctober 29, 2001
This past June, the U.S. bishops tightened up the ethical guidelines that govern the operation of Catholic health facilities around the country. The revised guidelines require Catholic hospitals to place greater distance between themselves and the affiliate organizations offering sterilization servi
Francis J. ButlerDecember 23, 2000
Charitable appeals reach their full force across the nation about now, as the asking season roars in like a winter gale. Yuletide and year-end tax considerations collide to make a climate perfect not only for marketing U.S. charities but also for the cottage industry of donor guidance that seems to