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A priest, a rabbi, and an imam walk into a website

Feb 15, 2015 - 04:05 am .- It is hard to ignore the fact that religious intolerance has reached a boiling point the world over in the past year or so.

Archbishop Chaput applauds Penn. governor for halt to death penalty

Feb 14, 2015 - 04:01 pm .- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has welcomed Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf's decision on Friday to effectively establish a moratorium on the death penalty in the state due to the flawed nature of the system.

Marriage is what brings us together today, bishop says

Feb 14, 2015 - 07:08 am .- Beyond boxed chocolates and Valentine cards, authentic married love is a gift and blessing that brings unity to society, and it deserves support and protection, said a New York bishop.

Muslims respond to Chapel Hill shootings with prayer, calls for peace

Feb 13, 2015 - 05:50 pm .- Muslims gathered in front of the White House to pray for the victims of the Chapel Hill shooting on Friday, emphasizing a message of peace and love in response to the killing.

Bishop to Congress: Stop treating immigrants as 'less than human'

Feb 13, 2015 - 11:21 am .- Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tuscon, Arizona, leveled harsh criticism against the tone of some Congress members, saying that they were treating undocumented migrants as subhuman.

Are wealthy US foundations paying to suppress religious freedom?

Feb 13, 2015 - 04:02 am .- Questions are being raised over two U.S. foundations that have poured more than three million dollars into abortion rights, LGBT activist, and legal groups to push the message that exemptions based on religious beliefs are “un-American” and an abuse of liberty.

Catholic Benefits Association appoints first-ever CEO

Feb 12, 2015 - 10:07 pm .- When hospitals are struggling financially, they bring in Douglas G. Wilson, Jr. to turn around their fortunes.

Latino leadership in the spotlight at intersection of Church and culture

Feb 12, 2015 - 05:18 pm .- Social justice, politics and Latino culture are three areas that are fields for evangelization, a Hispanic ministry leader told young Catholic professionals at a recent event in Washington, D.C.

US pushing Cuba to improve record on human trafficking, State Dept. says

Feb 12, 2015 - 10:41 am .- As the U.S. aims to re-establish full relations with Cuba, it is also pushing the country to redeem its poor track record fighting human trafficking, said a U.S. State Department official.

Natural family planning, theology of the body – the Church's 'best-kept secrets'

Feb 11, 2015 - 05:01 pm .- If you ask Archbishop Aquila, theology of the body and natural family planning – both practical resources on human sexuality – may be the Church’s best-kept secrets.

A women's shelter or a graveyard – how '50 Shades of Grey' ends in real life

Feb 11, 2015 - 04:02 am .- Valentine’s Day plans do not typically include domestic abuse.

Go forth! Ministry leaders instructed to encounter God in the poor

Feb 11, 2015 - 02:23 am .- The president of the U.S. bishops’ conference exhorted a group of Catholic leaders to go forth in ministry to serve at the peripheries of society, where they will encounter God in the poor.

Why a former altar girl changed her mind about boy-only servers

Feb 10, 2015 - 02:27 pm .- When she was a young girl, Logan Crotty dreamed of becoming a Catholic priest.  

Statue of Pope Francis' new saint could be kicked out of US capitol

Feb 10, 2015 - 04:01 am .- Just weeks after Pope Francis announced his intention to canonize missionary Father Junipero Serra during his upcoming visit to the states, a California legislator has proposed replacing the soon-to-be-saint's statue in the U.S. Capitol – but critics of the move are beginning to speak out.

Could two new laws suffocate the Catholic Church in DC?

Feb 7, 2015 - 05:09 pm .- The U.S. bishops and several other Catholic and pro-life groups are asking Congress to nullify two new Washington, D.C. laws that they say could choke their ability to operate according to their religious beliefs.  

A heated debate: Is killing an acceptable end to human suffering?

Feb 5, 2015 - 06:34 pm .- Two worlds collided when scholars with opposite viewpoints met in Boulder, Colorado to debate the legalization of physician-assisted suicide.

NASCAR, Obama, religious freedom: This year's DC prayer breakfast

Feb 5, 2015 - 05:16 pm .- Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast brought together representatives of varied faith backgrounds in the nation’s capital to pray and hear testimonies on the importance of faith.

The irony in anti-discrimination – why Catholic bishops won't back ENDA

Feb 5, 2015 - 04:16 am .- Even with religious freedom provisions added, LGBT discrimination laws are unlikely to draw support from Catholic bishops because they could in fact lead to discrimination against religious groups, analysts explained.  

Controversial or consistent? San Fran archdiocese weighs in on teacher rules

Feb 4, 2015 - 05:06 pm .- The Archdiocese of San Francisco says that far from being condemnatory, the morality clauses in its new teacher handbook are meant to help Catholic educators understand the richness and coherence of Church teaching – and follow it.

EWTN to appeals court: religious freedom at stake in HHS mandate case

Feb 4, 2015 - 02:20 pm .- A federal appeals court heard oral arguments Wednesday over whether the EWTN Global Catholic Network should be required to abide by the federal contraception mandate in violation of its religious convictions.

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