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A rally, not a dialogue – Georgetown students spurn Cecile Richards’ talk

Apr 22, 2016 - 01:21 pm .- Students at Georgetown University said that while a speaking invitation to the head of Planned Parenthood could have been an opportunity for honest dialogue, it was instead nothing more than a platformin favor of abortion and contraception.  

Were profits made in aborted tissue transfer?

Apr 21, 2016 - 08:58 pm .- A special House investigative panel is alleging that a tissue procurement company and the abortion clinics it partnered with may have illegally profited from the sale of fetal tissue from aborted babies.

No one is beyond conversion, Abby Johnson tells Georgetown students

Apr 21, 2016 - 04:54 pm .- No matter how deeply someone may be entrenched in the culture of death, they are never beyond the loving reach of Christ, said former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson to a group of Georgetown University students on Wednesday.  

Jesuit Father Raymond Gawronski remembered for witness of priesthood

Apr 21, 2016 - 10:22 am .- Father Raymond Thomas Gawronski, S.J., professor of dogmatics at St. Patrick's Seminary and University in Menlo Park, California, died in the closing hours of April 14 of complications from cancer, at the age of 65.

Florida diocese mourns loss of priest in apparent murder

Apr 21, 2016 - 06:24 am .- A Florida priest who went missing last week has been lauded by his diocese as a humble and generous servant after his remains were found in Georgia on April 18.

The pain – and surprising beauty – of hospice care for babies

Apr 21, 2016 - 03:01 am .- They're the last words any expecting parent wants to hear. But though it's rarely discussed, thousands of couples every year get the news: that their unborn child has a severe, life-threatening condition.

Harriet Tubman, new face of 20 dollar bill, praised for her faith

Apr 20, 2016 - 03:23 pm .- As the U.S. treasury announces the legendary Harriet Tubman as the new face of the 20 dollar bill, she also drew praise from religious freedom advocates for her deep and abiding Christian faith.

A step closer to sainthood for Dorothy Day

Apr 20, 2016 - 11:34 am .- A new stage has begun in the process toward possible canonization for Dorothy Day, the founder of the Catholic Worker Movement.

Will the US take action to protect the victims of Islamic State genocide?

Apr 19, 2016 - 05:21 pm .- Now that the U.S. has declared that the Islamic State is waging genocide against religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, what will be done to help the victims move forward?

CUA school of business receives millions in donations, gets new name

Apr 19, 2016 - 04:56 pm .- The Catholic University of America’s business school has received several major financial gifts, including the largest donation in university history. 

Americans agree: Obama administration unfair to Little Sisters of the Poor

Apr 19, 2016 - 06:35 am .- A new survey says most Americans think the Obama administration’s federal contraception mandate is unfair to the Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious groups defending themselves before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Not your grandpa's porn – Has the Church caught up to the problem?

Apr 19, 2016 - 03:36 am .- Clay Olsen speaks to thousands of youth about a subject most people would rather not touch: pornography.

How to fight extremism? Unite for religious liberty, rabbi says

Apr 18, 2016 - 07:14 pm .- Facing a rising tide of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and government crackdowns on religious practice, European religious communities must stand together, insisted one religious leader this week.

Trans rights over women's rights? What's at stake in the bathroom bills

Apr 17, 2016 - 02:02 pm .- Few can forget the media furor over Caitlyn Jenner's cover story in Vanity Fair last year.

Report: Baby girls are being targeted for abortion in the West

Apr 16, 2016 - 04:38 pm .- The problem of sex-selective abortion is not limited to China and India, but is increasing in communities within Western countries, a new report by the pro-life Charlotte Lozier Institute says.

Bono goes to Washington, gets tough on refugee crisis

Apr 14, 2016 - 08:02 pm .- With global conflicts spurring refugee crises around the globe, a widening shortfall in funds needs to be remedied immediately, said Bono and humanitarian experts on Capitol Hill this week.

School sports transgender policy bad for students, say Nebraska's bishops

Apr 14, 2016 - 12:04 am .- Nebraska’s body governing school athletics has failed to overturn a policy that will recognize gender identity rather than biological sex as a standard for student athletes, and last week the state’s bishops said they “deeply regret” the situation.

Bishop shares birthday celebration with 106-year-old parishioner

Apr 13, 2016 - 05:21 pm .- As part of his birthday celebration April 1, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of Providence, R.I., had the privilege of meeting and sharing a birthday celebration with a very special woman, Claire Sharpe, who turned 106 that day.

Little Sisters lay out alternatives to HHS mandate before Supreme Court

Apr 13, 2016 - 03:26 pm .- Asked whether there are ways for the government to provide contraceptive coverage that do not require them to violate their consciences, the Little Sisters of the Poor are saying “yes.”

One diocese is collecting hundreds of First Communion outfits - here's why

Apr 13, 2016 - 06:59 am .- For many Catholic families, the day their child receives the Sacrament of First Holy Communion marks a pivotal moment in their journey of faith.

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