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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.

Global network seeks to unite head, heart in charity work

Jul 8, 2014 - 04:01 am .- PovertyCure, a global organization that unites like-minded charities, is working to change the dialogue about charitable aid while addressing poverty worldwide.

Supreme Court grants college injunction against HHS mandate

Jul 8, 2014 - 12:08 am .- The U.S. Supreme Court granted an injunction to Wheaton College on Thursday, temporarily exempting the Christian college from federal mandates to provide insurance coverage for procedures violating its beliefs.

Church must remain free to serve, Fortnight for Freedom concludes

Jul 7, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- Catholics must come together to protect the work of the Church's charities and services, said the U.S. bishops' president as the annual Fortnight for Freedom came to a close on Friday.

Okla. civic center defends black mass with sex offender

Jul 7, 2014 - 06:15 am .- A spokeswoman for the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall defended a black mass being planned there by a convicted sex offender, even though it might involve the desecration of an actual consecrated host.

Global Rosary Relay unites faithful in prayer for priests

Jul 6, 2014 - 01:51 pm .- Catholics throughout the world joined together on June 27 to ask for Mary’s intercession in a 24-hour rosary initiative for World Priest Day.

Freedom demands vigilance, archbishop reminds Americans

Jul 4, 2014 - 06:40 am .- This Fourth of July, Americans should reflect on the nation’s foundational principles and values, while realizing that freedom comes at a high price, said the U.S. Archbishop for the Military Services.

Kansas City diocese questions legality, accuracy of abuse penalty

Jul 3, 2014 - 05:22 pm .- Attorneys for the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph have questioned the legality of a $1 million abuse penalty against the diocese, criticizing “numerous factual inaccuracies” in an arbitrator’s ruling.

Call for religious exemption from ENDA draws diverse support

Jul 3, 2014 - 04:50 pm .- A diverse group of religious leaders – including some who worked on President Obama’s re-election campaign – are asking for a religious exemption to a controversial discrimination rule.

Surge of 'desperate' migrant children leaves needs unmet

Jul 3, 2014 - 04:20 am .- As a wave of unaccompanied children adds to the already large numbers of immigrants entering the United States, humanitarian groups warn that resources to serve the vulnerable population are running thin.

Pope Francis banner in downtown Denver aims to inspire

Jul 3, 2014 - 02:48 am .- A 10-foot tall banner depicting Pope Francis embracing a young child was hung July 1 on the exterior of the Samaritan House homeless shelter in downtown Denver, as a reminder of the need for loving service and encounter.

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August 1, 2014

Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

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