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Why is Christianity growing so quickly in mainland China?

Aug 17, 2015 - 05:19 pm .- Christianity is spreading rapidly in China, and it could be because of how well the faith fits in with modern scientific technology.

Killing sick people is not compassionate, New Mexico bishops affirm

Aug 17, 2015 - 03:53 pm .- It is in Christ that true compassion for the dying is found – not in assisted suicide, said the Catholic bishops of New Mexico.

UN development goals for 'reproductive health' likely to increase abortions worldwide

Aug 17, 2015 - 03:08 am .- The United Nations’ global development goals for the next 15 years still contain language that is all but certain to be used to increase access to abortion worldwide, say pro-life advocates.

The dark road to decriminalization: Why tolerating prostitution is dangerous

Aug 16, 2015 - 04:05 pm .- In a controversial new policy move, global human rights organization Amnesty International has announced that they support the worldwide decriminalization of consensual prostitution and sex work.

Knights celebrate life of founder 125 years after his death

Aug 15, 2015 - 12:15 pm .- On Friday, hundreds of faithful gathered in New Haven, Conn. to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the death of Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus. 

How the pill might be ruining your life

Aug 14, 2015 - 04:50 pm .- Depleted nutrient absorption. Long-term alterations in brain activity and ability to interact with the world. Changes in choice of mate. If a commonly prescribed drug has these side effects, should it really be commonly prescribed?

What's destroying some Catholic marriages? The answer may surprise you

Aug 14, 2015 - 04:02 am .- Of the countless Catholic couples who have come through Father T.G. Morrow's office in Washington D.C. for marriage counseling, two remain imprinted in the priest's mind even today.

A voice missing from the synod: faithful Catholics with same-sex attraction

Aug 13, 2015 - 04:11 pm .- When presenters addressed last year’s Synod of Bishops to discuss challenges facing the family, there was one group who voice was absent – those with same-sex attraction living chastely.

Colorado court gives no relief to baker who declined to serve gay wedding

Aug 13, 2015 - 03:06 pm .- A Colorado baker has lamented the Colorado Court of Appeals’ ruling handed down Thursday that he illegally discriminated when he declined to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

Latin Americans find post-abortion healing in Rachel’s Vineyard Hispanic outreach

Aug 12, 2015 - 04:09 pm .- Abortion strikes someone on such a personal level that it’s only natural that those seeking healing would want to express their grief and pain in their first language. That’s what Donna Gardner realized when her Rachel's Vineyard team began encountering men and women whose first language is Spanish.

Former technician: Planned Parenthood took baby organs without consent

Aug 12, 2015 - 11:55 am .- The latest in a series of videos on Planned Parenthood features testimony from a former technician who says she worked with the clinics to procure tissue from aborted babies without the mother’s consent.

A 'Buzzfeed' you can believe in – ChurchPOP marks one remarkable year

Aug 11, 2015 - 03:28 pm .- Marking the first birthday of ChurchPOP, a site for shareable Christian fun and inspiration, founder and editor Brantly Millegan said he hopes to build on the first year of success as he moves forward.

For Bishop Stika, Planned Parenthood videos show need to cherish humanity first

Aug 11, 2015 - 12:03 am .- The videos of Planned Parenthood officials' involvement in the harvesting of organs from recently aborted babies shows an unadorned evil, but it’s also a call to love those involved in abortion, a bishop in Tennessee has said.

What do Pope Francis and Abraham Lincoln have in common?

Aug 10, 2015 - 04:58 pm .- Although Pope Francis will be new to the United States, visiting the country this autumn for the first time during his papacy, he will be well-seasoned in American history.

Archbishop Chaput: Other moral issues not equivalent to abortion

Aug 10, 2015 - 04:28 pm .- Of the many struggles plaguing modern society, none can be equated with the blatant taking of innocent human lives, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia said regarding the latest investigative videos of Planned Parenthood.

Not a taxing matter? IRS downplays gay marriage religious freedom threats

Aug 8, 2015 - 04:02 pm .- Following the Supreme Court decision declaring same-sex civil marriage to be a fundamental right, the Internal Revenue Service said it has no intention of revoking religious non-profits' tax status.

When the Senate won't defund Planned Parenthood, states will

Aug 7, 2015 - 03:41 pm .- Alabama on Thursday became the third U.S. state this week to withdraw funding from its local branches of Planned Parenthood, after the U.S. Senate failed to bring to the floor a bill that would have blocked federal funding of the abortion group.

And you shall be like gods – the fierce warning of 'Ex Machina'

Aug 7, 2015 - 03:37 am .- Much has already been said about director Alex Garland's slick transhumanist thriller “Ex Machina.” It's been heralded as everything from a stellar work of speculative fiction to a complex take on gender roles.

Pope to Knights: Thank you for your steadfast witness to truth of marriage

Aug 7, 2015 - 02:05 am .- Pope Francis thanked the Knights of Columbus for their support of Christian marriage in a message to their 133rd Supreme Convention this week. The letter comes less than two months before the Pope’s visit to the United States for the World Meeting of Families at the end of September.

Why the Boy Scouts' new policy led a Catholic bishop to cut ties

Aug 6, 2015 - 05:10 pm .- Bishop David Kagan of Bismarck, himself a former boy scout, has reluctantly told his North Dakota diocese to disaffiliate from the Boy Scouts of America due to the legal risks and the moral confusion its new leadership policy could cause for Catholics.  

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