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Being pro-life never used to mean being Republican

Apr 12, 2016 - 03:28 am .- “(W)hen it comes to issues like abortion, amnesty, and acid, I’m about as liberal as your grandmother. I don’t like the Supreme Court decision on abortion. I think it went too far.”

How a simple idea helped 7,000 homeless pregnant women

Apr 11, 2016 - 02:39 pm .- Christopher Bell was in his twenties and living in Times Square when he heard something that sounded like the voice of God.

Who's the chaplain behind college basketball's new champion?

Apr 10, 2016 - 03:04 pm .- He had a courtside seat to a historic college basketball game, but Fr. Rob Hagan has actually witnessed many games over the years – and more importantly, has ministered to many players.

Integration requires conversion: reflections on Amoris laetitia

Apr 9, 2016 - 06:57 am .- Reflecting on Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation on love in the family, two professors at the John Paul II Institute have emphasized the close ties between integration and conversion, as well as the importance of the Church's established teaching.

US bishops: don't rush in reading, interpreting Pope's 'love letter' to families

Apr 8, 2016 - 05:08 pm .- The United States bishops are welcoming Pope Francis’s new apostolic exhortation, Amoris laetitia, praising the Pope’s call for careful encouragement and support of married life and engagement with families facing challenges.

Entrepreneur, father of nine to serve as dean of CUA business school

Apr 5, 2016 - 05:03 pm .- The Catholic University of America’s new dean of the School of Business and Economics says that he hopes to integrate the Church’s “rich set of social doctrine” into sound business principles, especially when people have become less trusting of businesses.

Here's what actually happens when you fight for conscience rights

Apr 5, 2016 - 04:24 pm .- Every morning, Greg Stormans contemplates a Bible verse perched in a tiny frame above his bathroom sink, which his daughter handwrote: “This is the day which the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24)

Not just a mother to Catholics - locals reflect on Mother Angelica

Apr 5, 2016 - 12:06 pm .- Mother Angelica may have had an international television audience, but she also left an impression in her own backyard.

Is Hillary Clinton becoming more extreme on abortion?

Apr 5, 2016 - 03:33 am .- Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton has long been known for supporting legal abortion. But her comments in this election year have some pro-life critics saying that she is becoming more radical.

Centuries of religious freedom at risk with Virginia veto, Catholic bishops warn

Apr 3, 2016 - 04:26 pm .- The veto of a religious freedom bill means faith-based groups that support marriage as a union of a man and a woman won’t have needed protections, the state’s Catholic bishops said.

US Bishops back legal protection for doctors who won't provide abortions

Apr 2, 2016 - 06:04 am .- A proposed conscience protection act for health care professionals who oppose abortion would benefit both medical providers and their patients, U.S. Catholic bishops said Thursday as they urged support among the House of Representatives.

Carolina controversy: bathroom bills raise questions of safety, privacy

Apr 1, 2016 - 05:01 pm .- The overturn of a Charlotte, North Carolina ordinance allowing biological males to enter women’s restrooms helps offer important protections against sexual predators, said family advocacy groups this week.

Funeral marks Mother Angelica's life as a 'faithful bride' to Jesus

Apr 1, 2016 - 03:13 pm .- Mother Angelica’s life must be viewed in reference to Jesus, the homilist at her funeral Mass said on Friday.

Mother Angelica: A female powerhouse in a supposedly sexist Church

Apr 1, 2016 - 03:01 am .- It was September 1987, and Pope John Paul II had just arrived in Los Angeles after traveling around the United States. The Pope was greeted in the City of Angels by a closed-door meeting with a group of progressive bishops who had a bone to pick with several Church traditions.

The 'boast' of Mother Angelica was in Christ, not herself

Mar 31, 2016 - 07:33 pm .- The life of EWTN foundress Mother Angelica was a testament to St. Paul’s teaching that “God chose the weak of the world to shame the strong,” preached the celebrant of vespers at a prayer vigil offered for her repose.

We asked and you answered: How Mother Angelica touched your lives

Mar 31, 2016 - 04:37 pm .- Here are just a few of the stories from our readers

FDA's abortion pill expansion targets babies up to 10 weeks into pregnancy

Mar 31, 2016 - 12:02 pm .- The US Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday expanded its recommended use of the abortion drug mifepristone, drawing criticism from pro-life advocates who say it is harmful for women and their unborn babies, who may now be chemically aborted up to 10 weeks into pregnancy.

Padre Pio inspires help for homeless veterans in Maryland

Mar 31, 2016 - 11:41 am .- St. Padre Pio’s spiritual life inspired many veterans of the Second World War – and now, his example has helped inspire support for homeless veterans in Maryland.  

The story of a loving father who was killed for resisting the Nazis

Mar 31, 2016 - 03:04 am .- One theme unifies the stories of all the saints: Christians are never alone. Even in the most isolated circumstances, saints have a profound union with God. This principle is demonstrated by the martyrdom of Franz Jagerstatter, a father and martyr during the Nazi occupation of Austria.

Women drive peace and development, Vatican rep tells UN

Mar 31, 2016 - 12:02 am .- The Holy See paid homage to all women and girls who have selflessly served others in education, healthcare, and forming the youth and upheld the four Missionaries of Charity murdered in Yemen as an example of women with unwavering dedication to peace.

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