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A historical faith – studying history through a Catholic lens

Oct 17, 2014 - 03:41 pm .- The study of history is an opportunity to unite faith and reason and to recover a distinctly Catholic perspective that sees God acting in the past, present and future, the authors of a new book say.  

Fertility treatments fall short of expectations

Oct 17, 2014 - 04:04 am .- Tech giants’ new policies offering egg freezing options as a work benefit overlook the technique’s “highly problematic” failure rates and risks to potential children, says a leading ethicist in the field.

From bad to worse – religious persecution growing in China

Oct 17, 2014 - 02:09 am .- The state of religious freedom in China is moving from bad to worse, said U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), responding to a new report by the Congressional-Executive Commission on China.  

Archbishop Gomez' response to physician assisted suicide

Oct 16, 2014 - 11:18 am .- Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles voiced concern this week over the physician assisted suicide case of 29-year old Brittany Maynard, saying her story fills him with sadness.

Houston carries out 'witch hunt' on pastors opposing 'bathroom bill'

Oct 16, 2014 - 12:03 am .- City officials in Houston have filed a subpoena against local pastors over a lawsuit regarding a bill that would do away with sex-assigned restrooms.

No boundaries to prayer for nurse under Ebola quarantine

Oct 15, 2014 - 05:10 pm .- Catholics in Texas are praying for the two nurses infected with Ebola, one of whom is a devout Catholic in communication with a priest.

Supreme Court halts parts of Texas abortion law, but it's not over yet

Oct 15, 2014 - 04:59 pm .- Backers of a 2013 Texas law which strengthened health and safety requirements for the state's abortion clinics will continue to support the law as it winds through the court system, following a temporary block of some portions of the law.

Witness through fitness: America's first pro-life half marathon

Oct 15, 2014 - 02:26 am .- When three feet of snow canceled South Dakota’s Crazy Horse half and full marathons last October, thousands of runners were disappointed – among them, a group from the National LIFE Runners Team.  

Fr. Benedict Groeschel laid to rest

Oct 14, 2014 - 09:55 am .- Family and friends of the gray-habited friar Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel bid farewell to him Oct. 12 as he was laid to rest in the crypt of the Most Blessed Sacrament Friary after his funeral Mass at the Basilica Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Newark.

Women without wombs: New technology offers progress, warning

Oct 14, 2014 - 04:38 am .- The first successful birth to a woman who had undergone a womb transplant highlights both opportunities resulting from new technology and the need for caution, said a Catholic bioethics expert.  

Regnum Christi laity begin journey to renewal

Oct 14, 2014 - 12:03 am .- North American lay members of the Legion of Christ’s apostolic movement Regnum Christi met Oct. 10-12 for their national convention in Atlanta, where they prepared to revise their laws and organizing structures.

Don't rush to judge Columbus, anthropologist encourages

Oct 13, 2014 - 04:33 pm .- The controversies surrounding Christopher Columbus are sometimes misplaced and should not overshadow Columbus’ Christian motives in his voyages,  a scholar of religious studies and anthropology has said.

IUDs for teens? Endangering, not empowering, docs say

Oct 12, 2014 - 06:35 am .- Medical professionals blasted the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recent recommendation that long term contraceptives are the best way for teen girls to avoid pregnancy, saying that it sends an unhealthy message.  

Still doesn't cut it, bishops say on latest mandate tweak

Oct 11, 2014 - 06:44 am .- Despite another wave of changes to the Obama Administration’s HHS mandate, the U.S. bishops’ conference says that the regulation still fails to respect religious freedom.    

Can death be beautiful? A response to Brittany Maynard

Oct 10, 2014 - 06:00 pm .- Brittany Maynard plans on ending her life on November 1.

No secret to sanctity: JPII exhibit teaches universal call to holiness

Oct 10, 2014 - 12:33 pm .- A state-of-the-art exhibit at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine will show that the late Pope’s example of holiness is for every person, not a privileged few, the shrine’s executive director said.  

Supreme indecision on marriage redefinition

Oct 10, 2014 - 01:01 am .- Following Justice Anthony Kennedy’s stay on a “gay marriage” court decision in Idaho, marriage advocates are imploring the Supreme Court to reject the judicial redefinition of marriage.

The rosary – pray it, don't just say it, priest exhorts

Oct 9, 2014 - 11:56 am .- Catholics praying the rosary must rediscover the contemplative nature of the prayer and not just recite it speedily if they wish for it to truly transform their lives, said a Dominican priest in the nation’s capital.    

Catholic health sharing touted as evangelizing alternative to insurance

Oct 8, 2014 - 05:24 pm .- The first Catholic health care sharing ministry in the U.S. will promote the “Gospel of Life” in health care, leaders announced at the ministry’s Oct. 2 launch in Washington, D.C.

New Jersey sister first to be beatified on US soil

Oct 8, 2014 - 09:46 am .- Michael Mencer should have been blind for 50 years by now. As a third grader, Mencer was diagnosed with juvenile macular degeneration and was given six months before he would completely lose his sight. Shortly after receiving a holy card and relic of Sister Miriam Teresa from his teacher, a sister of her order, his sight was inexplicably cured.

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