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As storm brews, San Fran archbishop strikes back at school guideline critics

Feb 20, 2015 - 03:19 pm .- Politicians have targeted San Francisco Catholic schools’ teacher standards, but Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone says they are a matter of Catholic mission and common sense.

Metal coils and furious women: The stunning controversy behind an FDA-approved birth control

Feb 20, 2015 - 04:02 am .- Perforated organs, metal coils lodged in colons, fetal disfigurement due to nickel poisoning. Chronic pain, exhaustion, bouts of depression and suicidal thoughts.  

Cardinal Dolan: ISIS threatens whole civilization – no one can be silent

Feb 19, 2015 - 03:55 pm .- With ISIS threatening all of human civilization, no one of any background or religion can remain silent, said Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York.

Would you die for your ashes? Cardinal reflects on modern Christian martyrs

Feb 18, 2015 - 06:09 pm .- Catholics owe solidarity, prayer and a voice against injustice to their fellow Christians being martyred and persecuted around the world, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C., stressed on Ash Wednesday.

How Catholics, Lent, and bowls of rice are changing the world

Feb 18, 2015 - 04:02 am .- Catholic Relief Services’ Rice Bowl program aims to continue its forty-year Lenten tradition of supporting hunger relief – and one of its past beneficiaries is now a spokesman for the project.

Why the Religious Freedom Restoration Act matters to you

Feb 17, 2015 - 05:20 pm .- For the sake of religious liberity, it is vital that the religious rights of corporations – and not just individuals and churches – be upheld under federal law, a legal scholar has said.

Federalism, same-sex marriage, and what a bishop has to say about it

Feb 16, 2015 - 07:06 pm .- The head of the U.S. bishops’ marriage committee is backing new legislation that thwarts the federal government from bypassing state marriage laws.

A Presidents Day reminder: rights are a gift from God

Feb 16, 2015 - 05:34 pm .- Past presidents have seen God and religion as an inherent part of Americans’ rights and freedoms, according to a Presidents Day commercial from the Knights of Columbus.

In sight of the nation's capitol, a massive Bible museum underway

Feb 16, 2015 - 04:45 pm .- A vast Bible museum is currently under construction in Washington, D.C. and has had strong support since its beginning phases from the Vatican, officials for the project revealed last week.

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.

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