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Federal judge strikes down Colo. marriage defense amendment

Jul 24, 2014 - 08:07 pm .- A federal judge ruled Wednesday against Colorado’s marriage defense amendment, leading the state attorney general to say the case will ultimately be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

EWTN to open new studio at Orange County cathedral

Jul 24, 2014 - 04:20 pm .- On Thursday, EWTN Global Catholic Network announced it has begun construction on a television studio on the West Coast, located on the campus of the Diocese of Orange's Christ Cathedral.

New auxiliary bishop for US Syro-Malabar eparchy named

Jul 24, 2014 - 04:19 pm .- Pope Francis on Thursday named a Chicago-area priest to become an auxiliary bishop of the Syro-Malabarese Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Chicago.

Soaring student debt sparks response from Catholic colleges

Jul 24, 2014 - 04:23 am .- With a national student loan debt of slightly more than $1 trillion, American colleges may have to start re-thinking the way they do business.

Church response to refugees is part of pro-life call, bishop says

Jul 23, 2014 - 05:20 pm .- Answering the needs of refugee migrants is one component of a truly pro-life view, said a U.S. bishop, announcing a new initiative to aid children who have fled Central America for the United States.

Archbishop Kurtz: Do not forget the power of prayer amid violence

Jul 23, 2014 - 10:50 am .- Surrounded by numerous violent conflicts throughout the world, the faithful should not forget the power of prayer, said Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Pornography recovery program helps 'fight the new drug'

Jul 23, 2014 - 04:57 am .- The co-founder and executive director of an organization that fights pornography addiction among youth says he sees a need to continue raising awareness about the harmful effects of porn.

Religious liberty 'fundamental' to human dignity, bishops affirm

Jul 22, 2014 - 04:55 pm .- In a recent interview with CNA, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore reaffirmed religious liberty as a priority for the U.S. bishops, emphasizing its relation to personal dignity and evangelization.

Lives of the saints model Catholic social teaching in new book

Jul 22, 2014 - 11:59 am .- Dignity of the human person, solidarity and care for creation are just a few topics author Brandon Vogt discusses in his new book, “Saints and Social Justice: A Guide to Changing the World.”

Openness to beauty leads soul to God, says Catholic thinker

Jul 22, 2014 - 04:03 am .- The senses are the “road to God”, who speaks to us through beauty, said Bill Donaghy, who holds a master's in systematic theology, at the recent Theology of the Body Congress held in Philadelphia.

St. John Paul II, Gianna Molla to be World Meeting of Families patrons

Jul 22, 2014 - 12:03 am .- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia announced Sunday that St. John Paul II and St. Gianna Beretta Molla will be patron saints of the 2015 World Meeting of Families, being held in his cathedral city.

Bishops: Executive order is flawed approach to discrimination

Jul 21, 2014 - 04:47 pm .- Leading U.S. bishops voiced strong criticism of an “unprecedented and extreme” new executive order, saying that it adds to discrimination problems rather than finding real solutions to them.

Neb. priest contributes to article linking contraception, breast cancer

Jul 21, 2014 - 12:07 pm .- In an upcoming issue of The Linacre Quarterly, the official journal of the Catholic Medical Association, an article entitled, “The Breast Cancer Epidemic: 10 Facts,” will explore the scientific evidence that connects artificial contraception to breast cancer.

Bishops: Practicing religion in public is not discrimination

Jul 19, 2014 - 06:49 am .- Americans must be free to practice their faith in the public square – including business decisions – without being viewed as discriminatory, urged four U.S. bishops.

World leaders offer prayers in wake of MH17 crash

Jul 18, 2014 - 01:14 pm .- Following Wednesday's crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, both religious and political leaders from around the world are offering up prayers, and searching for answers about the tragedy.

Natural women's health center hailed for affirming life, dignity

Jul 18, 2014 - 04:02 am .- A Colorado women’s health clinic seeking to offer natural care that respects human dignity has drawn praise for helping to build up a culture of life.

Blogger recounts motherhood as spark that led to conversion

Jul 18, 2014 - 12:03 am .- The conversion from atheism to Catholicism was a rewarding journey full of triumph and trial for Jennifer Fulwiler, as outlined in her recent book, “Something Other Than God.”

Millions of African children orphaned by violence, AIDS

Jul 17, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- Tens of millions of African orphans are in need of support and care from a loving, stable family said experts testifying at a D.C. congressional hearing on the orphan crisis on the continent.

Minn. archdiocese suggests dispute with sex abuse affidavit

Jul 17, 2014 - 01:10 pm .- An auxiliary bishop of the Saint Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese says the affidavit of a former chancellor on the handling of sex abuse allegations is not necessarily consistent with the view of others involved.

Ramadan fasting ban in China draws criticism

Jul 17, 2014 - 12:06 pm .- A Chinese province’s ban on the observance of the Ramadan fast among Muslim university students ignores the importance that religion can have for its followers, an American Muslim religious freedom advocate said.

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