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Church Teaching on the Death Penalty


Scientist holding petri dish

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.


Think the Human Person is
Nothing Special?
Think Again, Says Archbishop
KANSAS CITY, KS, August 5, 2015 -- Too many social trends treat the human person as nothing sacred, but Catholic pro-life efforts are part of an effort to change that, Los Angeles’ Archbishop Jose Gomez said last Wednesday.


DC Cardinal:
Christ Didn't Change His Words,
and Neither Should the Church
WASHINGTON, DC, May 27, 2015 -- It is not discrimination for a Catholic to publicly profess his faith, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington insisted Sunday in a pastoral letter on “Being Catholic Today.”


Pope Francis:
Spare No Effort in
Defending Life, Family
VATICAN CITY, May 12, 2015 -- In his meeting on Saturday with the bishops from Mozambique, a southeast African nation, Pope Francis urged support for public policies that promote the family and protect human life.


In Rare New Letter,
Benedict XVI Seeks
Shepherds for the Whole World
VATICAN CITY, May 12, 2015 -- Speaking from retirement, Benedict XVI has underscored the need for the Church to extend its pastoral care to non-believers and to share “the questions of the times” in its continuing efforts to announce the gospel to the world. 


Living Within the Truth:
Religious Liberty and Catholic Mission in the
New Order of the World
SPISSKE PODHRADIE, Slovakia, August 24th, 2010 -- "We live in a time when the Church is called to be a believing community of resistance," Archbishop Charles Chaput concludes in a stunning speech before the Canon Law Association of Slovakia. We need to call things by their true names. We need to fight the evils we see. And most importantly, we must not delude ourselves into thinking that by going along with the voices of secularism and de-Christianization we can somehow mitigate or change things. Only the Truth can set men free."


Promoting the Dignity of the Person
Excerpted from the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Christifideles Laici of His Holiness John Paul II: On the Vocation and the Mission of the Lay Faithful in the Church and in the World.



Pope Francis

Another Lesson from Francis
On Evangelization of Culture
Avoid Reducing the Faith

To 'Moralistic' Ideology
-- During his daily Mass homily Pope Francis reflected on the dangers of following one's own personal, “moralistic” ideology, stressing the importance of prayer in staying open to God.


Archbishop Charles Chaput

Why Faith Matters:
Belief as a Cornerstone of
What It Means to Be Human
LOS ANGELES, August 23, 2013 -- In a stunning talk at the National conference of CALL, the Catholic Association of Latino Leaders, Archbishop Charles Chaput said, "[If] there is no Creator, and nothing fundamental and distinct about human nature, and if 'nature’s God' is kicked out of the conversation, then our rights become the product of social convention.  And social conventions can change.  So can the definition of who is and who isn’t 'human.'"


Catholics For The Common Good Kermit Gosnell MugshotNational 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.


Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

Bishops Urge Catholics To Pray For
Life, Marriage, Religious Liberty

"Part of a Movement"
WASHINGTON, DC, December 6, 2012 —The U.S. Catholic bishops have launched a pastoral strategy addressing critical life, marriage and religious liberty concerns. The five-part strategy or call to prayer was approved by the bishops in November and is set to begin after Christmas. The overall focus is to invite Catholics to pray for rebuilding a culture favorable to life and marriage and for increased protections of religious liberty.




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