Christian Genocide Survivors
Deserve Support and Priority
COMMENTARY, February 20, 2017 -- When I visited Erbil, Iraq, in December with a congressional delegation determined to find out why Christians had often been excluded from U.S. aid programs, Archbishop Nicodemus Daoud of Mosul told us that Americans generally care more about endangered frogs than about endangered Christian communities.
Can We End Need for Abortion?
Organization Aims to Find Out
DENVER, February 9, 2017 -- Women's healthcare is reaching a new dawn in the state of Colorado, courtesy of a new Catholic Charities initiative whose goal is to eliminate abortion from the definition of women's healthcare.
Archbishop Chaput on Trump Policy
People First: Refugees, Immigrants
And Executive Orders
PHILADELPHIA, February 1, 2017 (CNA) -- At the heart of Catholic social teaching lie two principles: concern for the common good and respect for the individual human being. An example: Catholic prison ministry doesn’t dispute the need for punishment under the law to secure the safety of the public. But it also refuses to abandon the prisoner, affirms his continuing dignity and seeks his rehabilitation.
President Trump Restores
Pro-life Mexico City Policy
WASHINGTON, DC, January 23, 2017 (CNA/EWTN News) -- On Monday, President Donald Trump reinstated the Mexico City Policy, an international pro-life regulation that is generally seen as an indicator of an incoming president’s views on abortion.
Poll: 6 in 10 Americans Favor
20-week Abortion Ban
WASHINGTON, DC, January 23, 2017 -- Ahead of the 44th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. a survey shows a “consensus” favoring a 20-week abortion ban, which President Trump has pledged to sign into law if passed by Congress.
Bishop Conley Reassures Clergy
Over 'Amoris Laetitia'
LINCOLN, NE, December 11, 2016 -- Clarity and renewal can be the fruit of disputes and disagreements, Bishop James Conley of Lincoln said to his priests on Monday, reassuring them in the face of confusion regarding Amoris laetitia.
Indonesian Christian Governor
On Trial for Blasphemy
JAKARTA, December 7, 2016 -- The Christian governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama ["Ahok"] will be taken to trial on December 13 by the North Jakarta District Court for the case of alleged blasphemy against him, and that last month caused mass demonstrations by his opponents and supporters in Indonesia.
How the ‘Dubia’ Drama Will End
LONDON, December 2, 2016 -- Pope Francis has declined to answer four cardinals’ ‘doubts’ about his teaching on marriage. The Church is now in uncharted territory.
What is Dying Well?
It Ain't Assisted Suicide or Euthanasia
You've got questions (about death)? The Church has answers.
LONDON, ENGLAND, November 2, 2016 -- In the 14th century, approximately one third of the population of Europe - or anywhere from 75 million to 200 million people - was wiped out due to what became known as the Black Death.
On theReading of Amoris Laetitia
in Light of Church Teaching:
A True and Living Icon
PORTLAND, OR, October 14,2016 -- Archbishop Alexander Sample wrote this pastoral letter seeking to correct what he called “troublesome” misuse of Pope Francis’ recent apostolic exhortation on marriage and family life. In it, Archbishop Sample said that Pope Francis’ exhortation, issued in April, has rightly been lauded by Catholics and non-Catholics alike for its pastoral approach. The image of the church as a “field hospital,” the archbishop wrote, is a potent reminder of the services provided by priests, deacons, and parish staffs, as well as the wounded that they care for.
Leaked Emails Show
Clinton Campaign Head Discussing
'Revolution' Against Bishops
WASHINGTON, DC, October 12, 2016 -- In a leaked email hacked from a private account, the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign appears to discuss with a progressive figure whether it is possible to “plant the seeds of the revolution” against the U.S. bishops and their stances.
What are Human-animal Chimeras;
Why are They Problematic?
WASHINGTON, DC, September 6, 2016 -- After the National Institutes of Health proposed federal funding of projects to possibly create a human-animal hybrid, Catholic ethicists voiced serious moral and legal concerns.
Debates on Amoris Laetitia
Will Bear Fruit,
Says Cardinal Ouellet
TORONTO, August 5, 2016 -- The prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops believes that the debates generated by the release of Amoris Laetitia will lead to a better understanding of the Catholic approach to marriage.
US Bishops Throw Support Behind
Conscience Protections on Marriage
WASHINGTON, DC, July 14, 2016 -- Two leading U.S. bishops have spoken out in favor of a proposed law which would ensure federal religious freedom protections to individuals and faith-based organizations who disagree with same-sex marriage.