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Controversial or consistent? San Fran archdiocese weighs in on teacher rules

Feb 4, 2015 - 05:06 pm .- The Archdiocese of San Francisco says that far from being condemnatory, the morality clauses in its new teacher handbook are meant to help Catholic educators understand the richness and coherence of Church teaching – and follow it.

EWTN to appeals court: religious freedom at stake in HHS mandate case

Feb 4, 2015 - 02:20 pm .- A federal appeals court heard oral arguments Wednesday over whether the EWTN Global Catholic Network should be required to abide by the federal contraception mandate in violation of its religious convictions.

Palm Beach bishop recovering from brain surgery

Feb 4, 2015 - 02:25 am .- Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito of the Palm Beach Diocese is currently recovering from a seven-hour surgery that successfully removed a benign brain tumor, according to the diocese.

For Cardinal George, God's grace is bigger than cancer

Feb 3, 2015 - 05:43 pm .- Despite the uncertainty that comes with cancer, Cardinal Francis George, the retired Archbishop of Chicago, says his days are filled with gratitude and efforts to build physical strength.

What frightens disability groups about Colorado's 'death with dignity' bill

Feb 3, 2015 - 05:35 pm .- In many ways, Kari Ann Lucas is living the American Dream. She runs a law practice, has four kids, and is involved in her community.

Appeals court to hear EWTN contraception mandate case Feb. 4

Feb 3, 2015 - 01:20 pm .- On Wednesday, Feb. 4, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta will hear oral arguments in a case brought by EWTN Global Catholic Network against the federal contraception mandate.

Holy See to UN: stop ignoring attacks on Christian women, girls

Feb 3, 2015 - 04:08 am .- The Holy See’s delegation to the United Nations has warned that Christians face “extinction” in some regions of armed conflict, with Christian women and girls particularly vulnerable.

Where progressives and Evangelicals agree – clarify IRS rules on political speech

Feb 3, 2015 - 12:16 am .- An unlikely combination of political progressives and Evangelicals came together last week to demand more clarity in IRS regulations of political speech for churches and non-profits.

Colorado's 'death with dignity' bill is a lie, bishop warns

Feb 2, 2015 - 05:06 pm .- While the notion of 'death with dignity' may seem appealing on the surface, the push to legalize assisted suicide in Colorado is based on a lie that yields devastating consequences, said Bishop James Conley.

Does 'never again' have any meaning? Human rights after the Holocaust

Feb 1, 2015 - 04:01 pm .- Even though it ended seventy years ago, the Holocaust still gives a stark and relevant warning on dehumanization and persecution today, say leaders on human rights and Holocaust history.

How one Catholic school takes a hammer to the cycle of poverty

Jan 30, 2015 - 05:10 pm .- During Catholic Schools Week, the president of a small school in Washington, D.C. explained its humble origins, extraordinary mission, and its hopes for the future.

Assisted living centers defeat HHS mandate in court

Jan 29, 2015 - 04:56 pm .- A federal court has permanently barred the Obama administration from enforcing the federal contraception mandate against the group of Evangelical-owned senior citizen and assisted living centers.  

Measles are making a comeback, so what does the Church teach about vaccines?

Jan 29, 2015 - 04:03 am .- Disneyland is supposed to be the Happiest Place on Earth, not the place where you contract a highly contagious, once-eradicated disease.

On feast of St. Thomas, teachers called to mercifully challenge students

Jan 28, 2015 - 06:16 pm .- Catholics must be “merciful teachers” in eliciting the best from everyone around them, said a prominent Dominican preacher on the feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas.

A tale of two cakes: Colorado's far-reaching religious freedom fight

Jan 28, 2015 - 05:02 pm .- The battleground for religious freedom is currently the soft, frosted tops of cakes in Colorado.

Bishops use Supreme Court case to call for death penalty abolition

Jan 28, 2015 - 03:15 pm .- Several bishops in the U.S. have welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision to re-examine death penalty protocols, and have called for the abolition of the death penalty.

Who's entering religious life these days?

Jan 28, 2015 - 02:14 pm .- U.S. Catholics are being encouraged to get to know local religious communities, as a new study offers insight into the potential impact of vocational programs, Catholic schools, and encouragement in discerning.

The dark side of the Super Bowl and how Congress aims to fight it

Jan 28, 2015 - 04:18 am .- Just days before Super Bowl XLIX, the U.S. House of Representatives is pushing for a bipartisan crack-down on the hidden menace of sex trafficking, which some human rights advocates refer to as “modern-day slavery.”

West Coast Walk for Life broke more than one record this year

Jan 27, 2015 - 05:06 pm .- The eleventh annual Walk for Life West Coast broke its own records this year, drawing the largest crowd it has ever seen, as well as more press coverage than in previous years.

'No compromise' – Catholics, evangelicals unite on marriage

Jan 27, 2015 - 10:02 am .- A coalition of Catholic and Protestant leaders has united to call all Christians to an unwavering defense of the truth of marriage, rooted in nature as well as faith.  

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