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UK push to ban gender-based abortions hailed as pro-woman

Nov 6, 2014 - 12:02 am .- The British Parliament's move to ban sex-selective abortion is a move to defend women's rights – including the right to be born – say supporters of the legislation.

Did an out-of-touch abortion stance cause Democrats to lose the Senate?

Nov 5, 2014 - 08:08 pm .- In the wake of momentous losses for U.S. Democrats on Tuesday, one group said the party’s abortion stance may be isolating voters and hindering candidates on both sides of the issue.  

Pain and growth as Archdiocese of New York reorganizes

Nov 5, 2014 - 03:38 pm .- The parishioners at Holy Innocents were relieved to hear that their parish will remain open following concerns that it might be closed in a recent parish consolidation initiative, Making All Things New.  

New bishop of Boise prays for an understanding heart

Nov 4, 2014 - 04:42 pm .- Bishop Peter Christensen, the newly appointed Bishop of Boise, asked for prayers on Tuesday that he will be granted an understanding heart, open to God's will for his new local Church.  

Will Catholics determine the outcome of the 2014 election?

Nov 4, 2014 - 02:56 pm .- The 2014 mid-term election is more about the economy and malaise with government than issues traditionally pertinent to Catholic voters, one political expert said.  

Don't be content with desk-bound theology, Cardinal Mueller urges

Nov 3, 2014 - 08:47 pm .- Theologians must not be content with an intellectual pursuit of truth but must evangelize with charity so that the Gospel retains its freshness, the head of the Church's doctrinal office insisted.

How the Catholic vote could sway Alaska's crucial Senate race

Nov 3, 2014 - 05:30 pm .- As two candidates, both of them Catholic, vie for a U.S. Senate seat in Alaska, Church leaders are trying to inform the electorate of where they stand on crucial moral issues.

What now? Grief over Brittany's suicide prompts Christian response

Nov 3, 2014 - 05:17 pm .- After typing a final Facebook message, Brittany Maynard ended her own life at home in Oregon surrounded by family.

A Catholic philosopher's spellbinding fight against Hitler

Nov 2, 2014 - 04:01 pm .- Dietrich von Hildebrand first earned the hatred of the Nazi party in 1921.

Candidate in Washington state lampooned for his Catholic faith

Oct 31, 2014 - 01:18 pm .- Mark Miloscia, a candidate for Washington's state senate, has been attacked for his Catholic faith and adherence to Church teaching on a website belittling his faith as incompatible with representing his district.

Was the last 'witch' of Boston actually a Catholic martyr?

Oct 31, 2014 - 04:02 am .- The last person hanged for witchcraft in Boston could be considered a Catholic martyr.

Want to bolster families? Return to Gospel concepts of freedom, fidelity

Oct 31, 2014 - 02:04 am .- The Church must work to strengthen the family by helping couples practice Christian concepts of virtues if it wishes to “open wide the doors to Christ” in the vision of St. John Paul II, the head of the Knights of Columbus said on Wednesday.

Rethinking her death, Brittany Maynard praised for seeing life's value

Oct 30, 2014 - 05:10 pm .- As a 29 year-old woman with terminal brain cancer reconsiders her resolve to end her life, one scholar says the change of heart indicates a more mature level of thinking.

How one cardinal proposes to correct ignorance of marriage's nature

Oct 30, 2014 - 03:50 pm .- According to the Archbishop of Washington, the recent Synod on the Family worked to address the challenge that many young people today don’t fully understand the nature of marriage.

Philly archdiocese: RNS blogger 'inventing own reality'

Oct 30, 2014 - 09:48 am .- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has shrugged off a recent blog post that sought to pit Pope Francis against Archbishop Charles J. Chaput on the death penalty.

Archbishop Aquila: Media missed message of joy at synod

Oct 30, 2014 - 02:47 am .- The joy of the Gospel of Marriage is alive, said Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver, explaining that although the mainstream media may have missed the message at the recent Synod on the Family, Pope Francis’ remarks were “especially clear.”  

Who can help end women's sexual exploitation? Christian men

Oct 29, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- Men – particularly men within the Christian church – have a crucial role in changing cultural attitudes surrounding the sexual exploitation of women, say organizers of an upcoming New York conference.

Mandate revisions not enough - district court grants injunction to Ave Maria

Oct 29, 2014 - 02:07 am .- A federal court in Florida has granted Ave Maria University preliminary protection from the federal contraception mandate, which the school has challenged on religious freedom grounds.  

John Paul II 'taught me how to be a person,' secretary recounts

Oct 28, 2014 - 04:48 am .- Saint John Paul II’s deep love for the world and for God continues to inspire people today to draw near to Christ, teaching them not only about sanctity, but about humanity, say those who were close to the late Pope.  

Philadelphia priest placed on immediate leave following arrest

Oct 27, 2014 - 06:21 pm .- A 55-year-old priest in Philadelphia was placed on immediate administrative leave after being arrested on child pornography charges.  

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