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A tale of Satanists and political maneuvering in Arizona

Feb 9, 2016 - 04:07 pm .- Even though the Satanists lost, they won.

Young, white Americans are addicted to this (and what Catholics should do about it)

Feb 9, 2016 - 03:00 am .- When recent headlines marked a spike in drug overdoses for white, middle-class Americans, the news saddened but did not surprise Deacon Timothy Flanigan, an HIV specialist at Brown University medical school in Providence, R.I.

Amid religious freedom concerns, relief over Indiana bill's failure

Feb 8, 2016 - 03:23 pm .- An Indiana anti-discrimination bill failed in the state senate because it would have proved disastrous for religious freedom, one legal expert has said.

Is religion good or bad for society? Two experts debate

Feb 6, 2016 - 04:07 pm .- An auditorium on the campus of the University of Colorado bustled with hundreds of people as a crowd of students and non-students alike gathered to watch two experts go head-to-head to debate an age old question: Is religion good or bad for society?

How to watch the Super Bowl with a clean conscience

Feb 6, 2016 - 05:59 am .- Controversy has erupted in recent weeks over a beloved American pastime and – considering the risk it poses – whether or not the game of football is even worth it.

A deadly mistake – Disability rights groups oppose Colo. assisted suicide bill

Feb 5, 2016 - 03:15 pm .- Disability advocates and medical professionals came out in opposition to a proposal in the Colorado legislature that would legalize assisted suicide, warning that it would further marginalize the disabled and terminally ill.

'Justice has been served' – Bishop Conley on why he invited Bishop Finn to Lincoln

Feb 5, 2016 - 11:29 am .- Bishop James D. Conley of Lincoln defended his decision to allow Bishop Robert Finn, former bishop of Kansas City, Mo., to take a position as chaplain of a community of religious sisters in the Diocese of Lincoln, Neb. saying that justice for his past negligence “has been served.”

The astonishing secret history of the Pope who fought Hitler

Feb 5, 2016 - 03:06 am .- Pope Pius XII's secret support for the attempted overthrow of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler is the subject of a new book that draws on wartime documents and interviews with the American intelligence agent who wrote them.

Bizarre details emerge as 'fake priest' gets busted in LA

Feb 4, 2016 - 04:39 pm .- For months, Erwin Mena donned vestments, called himself “Padre,” and convinced Southern California Catholics that he was a priest, police say.

National Prayer Breakfast keynote: In a world of division, be a bridge-builder

Feb 4, 2016 - 12:59 pm .- In their keynote address at the National Prayer Breakfast, the couple behind the History Channel’s ‘The Bible’ miniseries called for efforts to unite people of different faiths, races and political beliefs.

Archbishop Gomez: social justice needs a pro-life foundation

Feb 4, 2016 - 06:22 am .- Efforts to combat social injustice cannot forget that the right to life is foundational, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles said at a Hispanic pro-life gathering last week.

Beyond the classroom: How one Catholic school puts care for creation into action

Feb 4, 2016 - 03:03 am .- The Chicago area didn’t get the piles of snow that much of the rest of the country did this week, to the disappointment of students and staff at Holy Family Academy.

How one Catholic college teaches students to deal with threats to religious liberty

Feb 4, 2016 - 12:04 am .- The future of religious freedom in the United States will one day be in the care of today’s college students, so one Catholic college is working to equip them for that struggle.

Catholics to Supreme Court: Don't compromise women's safety to protect abortion

Feb 3, 2016 - 06:40 am .- If abortion clinics fail to meet established safety standards, the solution is not to lower those standards, said Catholic leaders in a brief before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Could it soon be illegal for doctors to believe in male and female?

Feb 3, 2016 - 03:44 am .- A current proposal by a federal agency has raised concerns that doctors may be punished for believing that there are only two genders, rooted in biological sex.  

Pro-woman health clinic in Colorado expands services

Feb 3, 2016 - 12:01 am .- More women along Colorado's Front Range will have access to affordable, life-affirming health services thanks to a new partnership between Catholic Charities of Denver and Bella Natural Women’s Care.

New scorecard to track Congress' action on global religious freedom

Feb 2, 2016 - 06:56 pm .- Religious liberty advocates hope a new congressional scorecard will embolden members of Congress to promote freedom for embattled religious minorities worldwide.

There's no alternative: help Israel and Palestine seek peace, archbishop tells UN

Feb 2, 2016 - 06:02 am .- Peace was the focus of the Holy See's representative in a recent speech to the United Nations, where he renewed calls to support negotiations between Israel and Palestine and between the warring factions in Syria.

Who else is facing off during the Super Bowl? Catholic Charities

Feb 2, 2016 - 03:01 am .- Whether fans are rooting for the Denver Broncos or the Carolina Panthers in the upcoming NFL Super Bowl 50, Catholic Charities of Denver, Colorado and Charlotte, North Carolina are uniting to host a friendly Charity Bowl Challenge that any football fan can cheer for.

Why there's a backlash against solitary confinement in US prisons

Feb 1, 2016 - 04:56 pm .- Kalief Browder was 16 years old when he entered the notorious Rikers Island prison in New York, awaiting trial for allegedly stealing a backpack.

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