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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.

(Explicit) Video shows Planned Parenthood promoting violent sex to minors

Jul 17, 2014 - 02:06 am .- Planned Parenthood is under fire after a new undercover investigation found staff members promoting bondage, whipping and other violent sexual practices to minors as young as 15.

John Paul II taught that 'the body matters,' priest says

Jul 17, 2014 - 12:02 am .- Saint John Paul II's teaching on love and sexuality shows the dignity of the human body and how concrete acts of mercy are demanded of all of us, says priest and author Father Michael Gaitley.

Archbishop calls slated black mass offensive, horrendous

Jul 16, 2014 - 05:15 pm .- Archbishop of Oklahoma City Paul Coakley called a black mass scheduled to take place in the city's civic center an “obviously horrendous” act meant to offend much of the state's community.

Women speak out against 'extreme' abortion bill

Jul 16, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- A federal bill to remove almost all abortion regulations is drawing strong opposition from critics who say that it would be devastating to health and safety of both women and their children.

Senate rejects bill to end employer conscience protections

Jul 16, 2014 - 03:36 pm .- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected a bill that opponents warned would have stripped conscience protections for businesses, drawing a response of cautious relief.

Catholic News Agency launches mobile app

Jul 16, 2014 - 11:09 am .- Catholic News Agency has announced the launch of its new app, offering direct access to all of its content, free of charge.

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