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Suit claims Colo. Planned Parenthood ignored sex abuse

Jul 15, 2014 - 04:56 pm .- A lawsuit charges that a Colorado Planned Parenthood affiliate failed to recognize and report the sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl by her stepfather when its staff performed an abortion on her and put her on birth control at the stepfather’s request.

Bishop: Hobby Lobby case shows need to fight secularism

Jul 15, 2014 - 12:02 pm .- Despite the recent Hobby Lobby court victory, Bishop James D. Conley of Lincoln, Neb. stressed the need for Catholics to continue to evangelize and fight against the prevailing culture of secularism.

Knights of Columbus pledge $1.4 million for Special Olympics

Jul 15, 2014 - 02:10 am .- The Knights of Columbus have pledged $1.4 million for next year’s Special Olympics World Games, helping to cover participating athletes’ expenses for the Los Angeles event.

CatholicFest mixes camping, encounter with truth, beauty

Jul 14, 2014 - 04:56 pm .- For the past three years now, Catholic families in the Diocese of Green Bay and beyond have been marking their calendars for July 4th, and not just because it’s Independence Day.

New healthcare resource links Catholic patients, providers

Jul 13, 2014 - 04:07 pm .- A new healthcare website hopes to link together Catholic patients and healthcare providers in order to address the cultural challenges facing Catholics around the country.

US House reapproves religious freedom commission

Jul 12, 2014 - 04:02 pm .- The U.S. House of Representatives voted to reauthorize the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom on Tuesday, with commission supporters urging more attention to religious persecution.

Engage world with Catholic principles, author says

Jul 12, 2014 - 06:02 am .- Catholic involvement in civic life is necessary to defend human dignity and move society in a positive direction, says the author of a new book on Catholics principles in public life.

Hobby Lobby ruling aids Michigan woman's lawsuit

Jul 11, 2014 - 04:28 pm .- Following the Hobby Lobby decision upholding religious freedom, a woman business owner has secured a court injunction against the HHS mandate requiring coverage for contraceptives and abortifacient drugs.

Archbishop: government frustrates pastoral care for child migrants

Jul 11, 2014 - 02:13 pm .- U.S. authorities are working poorly with Catholic efforts to provide pastoral care to underage immigrants detained near Los Angeles, the city's archbishop, Jose Gomez, wrote on Thursday.

Colo. 'gay marriage' ruling misinterprets marriage, bishops say

Jul 11, 2014 - 10:19 am .- A court decision advancing “gay marriage” in Colorado undercuts truth and helps erode the family in society, the state’s bishops have said.

Researcher questions data in same-sex parenting study

Jul 11, 2014 - 02:06 am .- A study claiming better wellbeing among children of same-sex couples was based on data that merits “healthy scepticism” due to “suspect science” such as selective surveying, a sociology professor has said.

Legalizing pot erodes communities, panel warns

Jul 10, 2014 - 05:34 pm .- Efforts in several states to legalize recreational marijuana use poses serious harm to individuals as well as to communities that are already broken, said members of a recent panel.

Book offers meditations based on Francis de Sales' letters

Jul 10, 2014 - 12:21 pm .- When Dr. Christopher Blum first read "Introduction to the Devout Life," he knew that he would be personally indebted to St. Francis de Sales.

La. diocese: priest cannot break seal of confession

Jul 10, 2014 - 05:50 am .- After the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled that a priest may have to testify about an alleged confession, the Diocese of Baton Rouge said that this demand “assaults” Church teaching and is unconstitutional.

Calif. Muslims see religious liberty burden in butchering rule

Jul 10, 2014 - 04:07 am .- Proposed California food safety rules for butchering animals have raised concerns among the state’s Muslims, who say the rules would prevent them from practicing their religious beliefs.

St Louis archdiocese settles 'false' abuse claim

Jul 10, 2014 - 12:03 am .- The Archdiocese of St. Louis has agreed to a legal settlement with a woman the archdiocese says falsely accused a priest known to have committed sexual abuse.

Proposed bill aims to thwart Hobby Lobby court decision

Jul 9, 2014 - 04:29 pm .- Thirty-five U.S. Senators have introduced legislation to strip religious freedom protections from businesses with objections to mandatory insurance coverage for contraceptives and abortifacient drugs.

New Jersey Dominicans launch monastery expansion initiative

Jul 9, 2014 - 04:03 am .- The Dominican monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary was first built in 1930s on donations of a dime per brick. Today, the Dominican community is praying for God’s continued providence for their new expansion project.

Cardinal Dolan slams anti-Catholic NY Times ad

Jul 8, 2014 - 04:14 pm .- A New York Times ad criticizing Catholic Supreme Court justices who ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby’s religious freedom case is part of a long history of anti-Catholic bigotry in the U.S., Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York has said.

Study urges education about Down syndrome, to further acceptance

Jul 8, 2014 - 12:02 pm .- A new study examines society’s response to Down syndrome and offers recommendations, particularly education in the medical field, to improve the lives of individuals with the genetic condition.

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