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Belgium's child euthanasia move lamented as 'unbelievable'

Feb 28, 2014 - 04:03 am .- In the wake of Belgium's recent decision to legalize euthanasia for children, several members of the Vatican's Pontifical Academy for Life voiced their dismay at the new practice.

Denver hospice dedicated to upholding Church teaching

Feb 20, 2014 - 04:10 am .- A palliative care organization in the Denver archdiocese is committed to providing end-of-life care to patients that fully accords with the teaching of the Church, according to the group’s president.

Death penalty debate aims to give public voice to Church

Jan 26, 2014 - 06:05 am .- The Aquinas Institute for Catholic Thought will host a debate at the University of Colorado next week on the use of the death penalty in the U.S., demonstrating the Church's desire for dialogue.

Church in New Mexico criticizes assisted suicide ruling

Jan 24, 2014 - 02:02 am .- A New Mexico judge was wrong to rule that there is a “right” to doctor-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients, a spokesman for the New Mexico Catholic bishops has said.

Vatican launches global campaign to fight 'scandal' of hunger

Dec 10, 2013 - 05:52 am .- Caritas International has initiated their first global campaign to eradicate hunger, promoting the basic human right to food, and encouraging fraternal solidarity in ensuring that everyone has enough.

Pope: Neglect of human dignity causes 'practical atheism'

Dec 7, 2013 - 02:09 pm .- On Saturday afternoon Pope Francis met with members of an international organization that promotes human dignity, warning them against a “false model” of humanity.

Pope Francis lauds Mandela's creation of a 'new South Africa'

Dec 6, 2013 - 11:54 am .- After the death of former South African president Nelson Mandela, Pope Francis issued a letter offering condolences to his family and praising the politician’s commitment to promoting human dignity.

De-humanization the most pressing issue of today, expert says

Oct 3, 2013 - 07:02 am .- A gathering of researchers and scientists convened in Rome to discuss some of the greatest threats to humanity, identifying the tendency to view persons as less than human as a key factor.

Bishop says porn use starts with loneliness, 'yearning for love'

Aug 7, 2013 - 02:06 am .- Reflecting on the pornography addiction of a man recently sentenced for the abduction of three women, Bishop James Conley said that the pervasive porn problem is rooted in loneliness and isolation.

Massive sex trafficking bust applauded by US lawmaker

Jul 30, 2013 - 05:02 pm .- A major U.S. law enforcement operation, which saved over 100 minors from prostitution rings and arrested over 150, drew praise from a congressman known for toughening laws against sex trafficking.

Young woman recalls deep pain, joy of immigrating to America

Jul 30, 2013 - 04:03 am .- A young woman who immigrated to the U.S. with her family from Guadalajara, Mexico, recalls the 11 years of paperwork granting them status in the country as a “huge, painful, interesting process.”

Britain's online porn ban hailed as sensible solution

Jul 29, 2013 - 04:01 am .- A British plan to apply family-friendly filters to internet connections by default has drawn praise as a thoughtful way to balance the free flow of information with the protection of people from harm.

Scholar says population fears ignore history's evidence

Jul 11, 2013 - 05:03 pm .- While many population control advocates spend World Population Day deeply concerned about projected growth trends, an economist says such unchecked anxiety is misguided.

Unknown dead buried with reverence at Catholic cemetery

Jun 6, 2013 - 02:02 am .- At the Archdiocese of Denver's Mount Olivet Cemetery, no person is buried without prayers being said over them – even those whose identities are a mystery.

Ethicist lauds Ireland's ruling against assisted suicide

May 8, 2013 - 02:02 am .- The finding of the Irish Supreme Court that citizens have no right to assisted suicide is being welcomed by an ethicist and healthcare professional as an affirmation of the value of human life.

Scholar says European fight against porn shows depth of problem

Apr 11, 2013 - 04:08 am .- Recent public efforts to oppose pornography in two European countries reveal that porn is problem not only for religious reasons but universal human reasons, according to a professor.

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