Articles Posted in the " Religion " Category

  • Glad it’s Monday because I’m flat Poped-out

    By Scott St. Clair | The Save Jersey Blog Watching his address to the House and Senate was excruciating. It took him an hour to give a 10-minute speech. Fingernails meet chalkboard. Those of us who live in his blast zone have been bombarded by coverage of his visit and his speeches, including his rebukes […]

  • Francis the Shepherd: nice guy who doesn’t know his sheep?

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Well, Save Jerseyans, we’ve reached the final day of Francis Fest here in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. And I’m glad for it. Yours truly caught a lot of flack from friends and foes alike over the last several days for critiquing this supreme pontiff’s decidedly and […]

  • THIS is how a pope tackles abortion in America

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog For a guy that’s been strongly pro life throughout his public clerical career, Save Jerseyans, it struck plenty of observers as a bit odd that Pope Francis barely touch on abortion in his historic address to Congress on Thursday, almost in passing, noting how “[t]he Golden Rule […]

  • LIVE: Pope Francis addresses Congress

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Chris Christie is there, as are our New Jersey members of Congress including Bob Menendez (tasked with helping escort the Supreme Pontiff into the House chamber)… What will Pope Francis say? Watch: ________

  • Christie will attend papal joint session of Congress

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog When Pope Francis addresses a Joint Session of Congress on Thursday at 10:00 a.m., Save Jersey, New Jersey’s Governor Chris Christie will be in attendance as a guest of Rep. Tom MacArthur (R, NJ-03). The speech is expected to make at least a few headlines given that the […]

  • White House seizes on Pope’s pollution pull quote to push agenda

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Pope Francis is celebrating mass at the basilica adjacent to my alma mater this afternoon, Save Jerseyans, but this morning he stopped by the White House and while he made a brief, non-specific reference to the importance of religious liberty, the Roman Catholic Church’s Supreme Pontiff reserved […]

  • The Papal Visit: Five Things We’re Looking For

    By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot Okay, so now the pope has finally arrived in the United States. Incredibly, it’s his first visit ever to our country — not just his first visit as pope but his first visit here in his entire life. As a bishop and cardinal, the pope almost never traveled outside of […]

  • Chris vs. Francis

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog I could go on, and on, and on, Save Jerseyans, about all the ways that this pope has disappointed me in his short reign, but Francis’s embrace of Cuba’s criminal government – and simultaneous snub of freedom-loving dissidents – is egregious. I’m not the only New Jersey […]

  • Pope’s favorables dip; now lags behind John Paul

    By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot Has Pope Francis peaked? The latest Gallup Poll would suggest that he has — at least in the US, anyway. Here’s the deal: The Pope hit a high favorable rating of 76% among Americans at the beginning of last year. But it’s been pretty much downhill ever since. Now the […]

  • Why this? And why now?

    By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot Well, here we go again. Some of our non-Catholic friends (and even more than a few of our Catholic friends) have been asking us: “Isn’t the Pope infallible when he speaks via an encyclical and doesn’t his encyclical on climate change (or what used to be called global warming) carry […]

  • 3rd Circuit Upholds New Jersey’s Gay Conversion Therapy Ban

    By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog The U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals has declared that a ban on conversion therapy in the Garden State does not violate the First Amendment rights of minors and their parents, Save Jerseyans, turning back a challenge to the law based primarily on the Free Exercise Clause. You can […]