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Are kids just as well off with same-sex parents? Maybe not, studies say

Mar 5, 2015 - 05:28 pm .- The idea that children raised in same-sex households fare as well as children of married opposite-sex couples may not withstand scrutiny, according to a recent collection of studies.

Cardinal Egan commended to Christ's mercy

Mar 5, 2015 - 03:24 pm .- Cardinal Edward Egan, a former Archbishop of New York who shepherded the city in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, died Thursday at the age of 82.

'Capital punishment must end' – Catholic publications unite in rare joint statement

Mar 5, 2015 - 04:02 am .- Four U.S. Catholic publications with a broad range of audiences have come together in a joint editorial citing Church leaders in calling for an end to the death penalty in the United States.

The important role you can play in defending marriage in Nebraska

Mar 5, 2015 - 02:01 am .- On March 9, hundreds of same-sex couples will flood Nebraska’s county clerk offices to receive marriage licenses for the first time in the state. At the same time, hundreds of Catholics will be uniting in prayer and fasting for the protection of marriage.

Cardinal George admitted to hospital for tests, evaluation

Mar 4, 2015 - 01:11 pm .- After being dropped from a cancer drug trial over a month ago, Cardinal Francis George, retired archbishop of Chicago, has been admitted to the hospital for testing and further evaluation of his health.

Alabama Supreme Court orders halt on 'gay marriage' licenses

Mar 4, 2015 - 10:58 am .- The Alabama Supreme Court on Tuesday night halted the illegal distribution of marriage licenses to people of the same sex, setting up a potential constitutional conflict with a federal judge who imposed “gay marriage” on the state.

Would you recognize 'Homeless Jesus' on a park bench in DC?

Mar 4, 2015 - 04:18 am .- A statue of “Homeless Jesus” now sits just outside Catholic Charities in downtown Washington, D.C., with the organization’s president hoping it will spur passers-by to service.

Christians by number: What projections are saying about the future of religion

Mar 4, 2015 - 12:08 am .- Can numbers say something about the future of Christianity? George Weigel thinks so.

Remembering Professor Charles Rice, the embodiment of Notre Dame

Mar 3, 2015 - 06:04 pm .- Pro-life leader, Catholic commentator, and University of Notre Dame law professor Charles E. Rice was commemorated at a requiem Mass Monday, as his friends and admirers remembered his “countless” contributions.

A global problem: Anti-Christian harassment around the world

Mar 3, 2015 - 05:00 pm .- Christian groups lead the world in a sobering statistic: they suffer harassment in more countries than any other religious group.

How Cardinal Tagle thinks the Church can better reach Asian cultures

Mar 3, 2015 - 04:54 pm .- Asia poses unique challenges to the spreading of the Catholic faith, and the Church must respond by evangelizing through personal encounters, insisted the leading Filipino cardinal.

Father Hesburgh, legacy-building Notre Dame president, dies at 97

Mar 3, 2015 - 12:16 am .- The University of Notre Dame mourned the death of its former president Father Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., prompting outpourings of appreciation and remembrance for his deeply influential and sometimes controversial legacy.

Why this priest has spent 50 years fighting with the New York Times

Mar 1, 2015 - 04:23 pm .- A lot has changed in journalism since 1961, but not Msgr. Daniel S. Hamilton’s resolve to rebut the New York Times on its editorial opinions regarding matters of faith and morals.

Chart-topping Benedictine nuns to drop new album for Easter

Feb 28, 2015 - 04:02 pm .- Together with the joys of the Resurrection and feasting, this Easter will have an added delight: listening to the new album by the hit-making, Missouri-based Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles.

Oil company hit man has Archbishop Cordileone in his sights

Feb 27, 2015 - 05:20 pm .- Sam Singer’s public relations firm spun a Chevron oil refinery disaster in California and fought back a legal ruling in Ecuador that could have awarded billions of dollars to indigenous people for the company’s alleged pollution damage to the Amazon.

Why a new State Department position could spell trouble for religious liberty

Feb 26, 2015 - 06:28 pm .- The State Department’s new LGBT special envoy will promote human rights abroad but could also pose a serious threat to religious freedom, said several experts in the field.  

Faith vs. Fashion – Muslim woman spars with Abercrombie in major court case

Feb 26, 2015 - 03:06 pm .- When an employer’s hiring standards conflict with a prospective employee’s religious practice, when would the employer be guilty of discrimination for not hiring?

A pro-life giant: remembering Dr Willke

Feb 26, 2015 - 12:03 am .- Pro-life leaders marked the death of Dr. John Willke by praising his adamant stand against legalized abortion and his tireless dedication to helping women and their unborn children.

A Middle East without Christians: advocates call for action before it's too late

Feb 25, 2015 - 04:43 pm .- Middle Eastern Christian communities face extinction, and the results for the stability and peace of the region would be devastating, said an advocacy group asking Americans to speak out on their behalf.

How threats to religious freedom could harm unaccompanied minors

Feb 24, 2015 - 03:45 pm .- Catholic and Evangelical humanitarian agencies are among the U.S. groups responding to the massive influx of unaccompanied minors from Latin America, but a new federal rule could require them to refer the children for abortion or lose their grants.

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