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Candidate in Washington state attacked for his Catholic faith

Oct 31, 2014 - 01:18 pm .- Mark Miloscia, a candidate for Washington's state senate, has been attacked for his Catholic faith and adherence to Church teaching on a website belittling his faith as incompatible with representing his district.

Was the last 'witch' of Boston actually a Catholic martyr?

Oct 31, 2014 - 04:02 am .- The last person hanged for witchcraft in Boston could be considered a Catholic martyr.

Want to bolster families? Return to Gospel concepts of freedom, fidelity

Oct 31, 2014 - 02:04 am .- The Church must work to strengthen the family by helping couples practice Christian concepts of virtues if it wishes to “open wide the doors to Christ” in the vision of St. John Paul II, the head of the Knights of Columbus said on Wednesday.

Rethinking her death, Brittany Maynard praised for seeing life's value

Oct 30, 2014 - 05:10 pm .- As a 29 year-old woman with terminal brain cancer reconsiders her resolve to end her life, one scholar says the change of heart indicates a more mature level of thinking.

How one cardinal proposes to correct ignorance of marriage's nature

Oct 30, 2014 - 03:50 pm .- According to the Archbishop of Washington, the recent Synod on the Family worked to address the challenge that many young people today don’t fully understand the nature of marriage.

Philly archdiocese: RNS blogger 'inventing own reality'

Oct 30, 2014 - 09:48 am .- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has shrugged off a recent blog post that sought to pit Pope Francis against Archbishop Charles J. Chaput on the death penalty.

Archbishop Aquila: Media missed message of joy at synod

Oct 30, 2014 - 02:47 am .- The joy of the Gospel of Marriage is alive, said Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver, explaining that although the mainstream media may have missed the message at the recent Synod on the Family, Pope Francis’ remarks were “especially clear.”  

Who can help end women's sexual exploitation? Christian men

Oct 29, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- Men – particularly men within the Christian church – have a crucial role in changing cultural attitudes surrounding the sexual exploitation of women, say organizers of an upcoming New York conference.

Mandate revisions not enough - district court grants injunction to Ave Maria

Oct 29, 2014 - 02:07 am .- A federal court in Florida has granted Ave Maria University preliminary protection from the federal contraception mandate, which the school has challenged on religious freedom grounds.  

John Paul II 'taught me how to be a person,' secretary recounts

Oct 28, 2014 - 04:48 am .- Saint John Paul II’s deep love for the world and for God continues to inspire people today to draw near to Christ, teaching them not only about sanctity, but about humanity, say those who were close to the late Pope.  

Philadelphia priest placed on immediate leave following arrest

Oct 27, 2014 - 06:21 pm .- A 55-year-old priest in Philadelphia was placed on immediate administrative leave after being arrested on child pornography charges.  

Want to prevent threats like ISIS? Religious freedom key, official says

Oct 27, 2014 - 05:35 pm .- Promoting religious freedom abroad is vital for U.S. national security interests in preventing the rise of threats such as ISIS, said the chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom on Monday.  

Educate, legislate, fund: three responses to Down syndrome

Oct 27, 2014 - 02:06 am .- In order to halt the abortion of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome, much must be done for education, research, and legislation to help parents choose life, a panel of experts has said.

Colo. bishops refute claims regarding personhood ballot measure

Oct 26, 2014 - 04:28 pm .- The Colorado Catholic bishops responded last week to a recent media campaign sponsored by Catholics for Choice against Amendment 67, saying the campaign was “riddled with inaccurate facts and statistics.”  

Church mourns death of Msgr. Lorenzo Albacete, priest and scientist

Oct 25, 2014 - 12:09 pm .- The Church is mourning the death of Monsignor Lorenzo Albacete, who died early Friday following a lengthy illness; he was deeply involved in the ecclesial movement Communion and Liberation, and was a good friend of Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston.  

For terminally-ill seminarian, a life with suffering is not void of dignity

Oct 24, 2014 - 05:53 pm .- A seminarian is looking forward to his ordination to the diaconate this spring and the priesthood a year later, even though he was given roughly a year and a half to live back in 2008.

Two flawed candidates? Catholics mull over voting options

Oct 24, 2014 - 01:55 pm .- In an election where all political candidates hold problematic positions, Catholic voters may choose “the lesser of two evils,” cast a protest vote, or simply not vote, one U.S. bishop has advised, with pro-life groups calling for prudence in making this decision.  

Ebola survivor Nina Pham: I believe in the power of prayer

Oct 24, 2014 - 12:08 pm .- Nina Pham, a Dallas nurse who has been battling Ebola after treating a patient in Texas, has now been declared free of the disease, and gave thanks to God and all those who have prayed for her in recent weeks.  

Archbishop Chaput rejects 'false' media reports on synod comments

Oct 24, 2014 - 08:38 am .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia rejected claims that he had harshly criticized the Vatican or the recent synod, saying that he had instead been cautioning against a public image of the synod created by media reports that distort the truth.

Is a 'vocation of friendship' key to gay ministry in the Church?

Oct 24, 2014 - 04:51 am .- Recovering an understanding of friendship as a vocation could be a way for the Church to help ease spiritual problems of isolation, especially for those who are gay, said one Catholic author who is both lesbian and celibate.  

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