Archive of February 7, 2015

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.  

Is priestly celibacy the cause of clerical sex abuse? Not likely, victim says

Feb 7, 2015 - 12:47 pm .- One survivor of priestly sexual abuse says that despite a common perception that clerical celibacy can lead to sex abuse of minors, most perpetrators likely had issues before entering the seminary.

Society's dire need for the 'female soul' – Pope Francis speaks to women

Feb 7, 2015 - 10:51 am .- Pope Francis has advocated for the widespread participation of women in all levels of the Church and society, saying that their unique gifts enrich both their families – as well as the public sphere.

For Cardinal Baldisseri, consensus at the Synod of Bishops remains important

Feb 7, 2015 - 06:03 am .- Even though the 2014 Synod on the Family's final report included three paragraphs that failed to gain a consensus among the synod fathers, the secretary general of the Synod of Bishop maintains that the principle of consensus remains valid.

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