Cloning Shows Science Must
Dialogue With Philosophy
PORTLAND, OR, May 21, 2013--The recent production of stem cells from cloned human embryos has prompted a researcher to consider the need for scientists to take other disciplines into account before engaging their work.
Minnesota Redefines Marriage
Despite Religious Freedom Warnings
ST. PAUL, MN, May 14, 2013--The state of Minnesota has redefined marriage to include same-sex couples despite concerns over social wellbeing and religious liberty raised by Catholics and other faith leaders.
Oppose CA AB 460
Extends Infertility Coverage
To Gays and Lesbians
See Needed Action Below
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, April 29, 2013--California Bill AB-460, which will be heard on Tuesday, April 30, would require insurance companies to offer infertility coverage that includes gays, lesbians and the elderly.
Theologian: Same-Sex Civil Unions
Discriminate Against Married Couples
ROME, ITALY, April 24, 2013--After a Vatican official stated that the Church could support same-sex civil unions, a Swiss theologian is saying that if they are equated with marriage these unions discriminate against married heterosexual couples.
Florist Faces Second Lawsuit
Over Gay Wedding Refusal
SEATTLE, WA, April 23, 2013-- A florist in Washington is being sued for a second time after choosing not to provide flower arrangements for a gay customer's upcoming wedding.
National Figures Demand Media Attention To Gosnell Trial
PHILADELPHIA, PA, April 15, 2013--The murder trial of Philadelphia doctor Kermit Gosnell has produced graphic testimony of “beheadings” of infants who survive abortions, but the lack of national news coverage has drawn protests and criticism from pro-life leaders, congressmen and professional journalists.
Vatican Honors Boy For Courage During Trachea Transplant
VATICAN CITY, April 15, 2013--During the Second International Adult Stem Cell conference at the Vatican, a boy who had his windpipe replaced with one grown using his own stem cells won the “Pontifical Hero Award” for his courage.
Vatican Official Urges Use Of Technology To Proclaim Gospel
SANTIAGO, CHILE, April 11, 2013--The president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, encouraged Catholics to make bold use of new technologies in the work of evangelization.
Cardinal Says Peace Stems From
Recognition of Human Dignity
WASHINGTON DC, April 12, 2013--Cardinal Peter Turkson marked the 50th anniversary of the papal encyclical “Pacem in Terris,” or “Peace on Earth,” by saying that peace stems from the dignity of the person and is meant for everyone.
The Unprecedented "Presumption" of Changing the World
A homily and a Mass of Pope Francis. An essay by the sociologist Luca Diotallevi. Convergent in seeing in the Eucharist the genesis of the new world
ROME, April 11, 2013 – Almost one month after his election as pope, there are two words that Jorge Mario Bergoglio has not yet pronounced: religious freedom.
Catholics Rally Behind DC Priest Amid Controversy
WASHINGTON DC, April 5, 2013 -- Students and parishioners are speaking up for a Catholic priest after two gay students at George Washington University said they want him removed for supporting the Church's stance on homosexual behavior.
Americans Encouraged to Join Mounting Opposition to Mandate
With six days remaining to file public comments on the federal contraception mandate, one Catholic leader is calling on Americans to join more than 140,000 concerned citizens in speaking out against the regulation.
Boston College Draws Support on Condom Distribution Ban
BOSTON, April 3, 2013 -- Despite attacks against Boston College for its prohibition of condom distribution on campus, the school says its rules are similar to those of many prominent Catholic universities across the U.S.
John Paul II Seen in Pope Francis, Vatican Official Reflects
On the eighth anniversary of Blessed John Paul II’s death, the Vatican official in charge of overseeing his canonization process says that people see some of him in Pope Francis.