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Three Chicago priests step aside from ministry amid investigations of inappropriate acts with adults

Sep 6, 2021

By Carl Bunderson

Three priests in the Archdiocese of Chicago have been asked to step aside from ministry pending investigation of their inappropriate... Read more

How a new study says premarital sex affects marital happiness

Oct 24, 2018

By Jonah McKeown

People who have had only one lifetime sexual partner have happier marriages than people with two or more lifetime partners,... Read more

How seminaries help men discern the call to chaste celibacy

Aug 26, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

When seminaries aim to form Catholic men to live a chaste, celibate life, it’s a matter of both the right... Read more

Human dignity in the 21st century – Alaskan bishops release pastoral letter

Mar 1, 2018

The bishops of Alaska released a joint pastoral letter this month, highlighting the meaning, origin, and implications of human dignity... Read more

Aziz Ansari.

Commentary: Aziz Ansari's hookup was a game of Russian roulette

Jan 19, 2018

There are better models of fraternal correction than telling the story of the horrible night you spent with comedian Aziz... Read more

In prayer.

What does it look like to be gay – and a practicing Catholic?

Jun 27, 2017

More than 10 years ago, Joseph Prever found himself scouring the internet for anything that might help him: he was... Read more

Inside the Synod Hall during the meeting of bishops and cardinals on Oct. 14, 2015.

Courage apostolate participates in Mexican bishops' meeting

May 15, 2017

Four representatives from Courage International, Inc. – a Catholic ministry which supports those who experience homosexual inclinations in choosing chastity... Read more

Hands in prayer at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Jan. 17, 2015.

Why choose celibacy? A gay Catholic speaks out

Dec 20, 2015

More than 10 years ago, Joseph Prever found himself scouring the internet for anything that might help him: he was... Read more

Opening Session of the Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops at the Vatican on Oct. 6, 2014.

Gay Catholics tell synod to promote chastity – for everyone

Oct 3, 2015

By Ann Schneible

Same-sex attracted Catholics who have turned away from a homosexual lifestyle are urging participants at the upcoming Synod on the... Read more

The role of friendship in helping young people with same-sex attraction

Aug 18, 2015

By Matt Hadro

True friendship is vital in helping young people who are struggling with same-sex attraction but trying to live a chaste... Read more

Why this former rock journalist authored a book about chastity

Jul 28, 2015

One day, when Dawn Eden was 31 years-old, she ventured into the section of a bookstore that she had never... Read more

Body of Saint Maria Goretti in the basilica of Nottuno, Italy.

Maria Goretti's greatest witness is forgiveness, priest observes

Jul 7, 2014

By Elise Harris

Following St. Maria Goretti’s feast day, the rector of the basilica where her body resides stated that her willingness to... Read more

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Priests cannot live chastity without prayer, cardinal stresses

Oct 17, 2013

Amid news of sexual misconduct by two local bishops, the Archbishop of Lima says chastity is impossible without prayer and... Read more

(L-R) LFN's Kelsey Long, Campus Outreach Director, Cassandra Hough, Founder and Senior Advisor, and Caitlin Seery, Director.

College network seeks to change campus debate on sex

Sep 8, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

As college students around the country kick off a new school year, one national organization is working to change prevailing... Read more