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Catholic midwives win right to object over abortion planning in Scotland

Two Roman Catholic midwives have won the right to refuse to help with any abortion procedures or planning after an appeal court ruling in …

Catholic Hospitals And Birth Control: CHA At Odds With Catholic Bishops On Contraception Mandate

(RNS) The organization representing Catholic hospitals across the country says it no longer objects to the Obama administration’s mandate that all employees receive free birth control coverage.<p>The decision by the Catholic Health Association puts the hospitals at odds with the Catholic hierarchy, …

Contraception, the Philippines, and Pope Francis' passion for the poor

After 18 months of contentious debate, the controversy over access to contraception in the United States seems to be arriving at a peaceful …

Catholicism

Rally Congress

Advocacy

More Than a Hobby

In a case challenging the Obama administration's contraception mandate, a court finds that for-profit companies have free-exercise rights under the …

Pope Francis' View on Contraception Could Impact AIDS Work

Catholic organizations around the world are still digesting how the selection of Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina, now Pope Francis , might impact their …

A New Program Scours Twitter for School Bullying

One of the challenges with nipping school bullying in the bud is that students are often reluctant to let teachers and parents know what's going on. …

Social Media

What to Do When Your Child is a Bully

What does a bully look like? Is he the big, brawny kid on the playground who is pushing his weight around and picking on younger kids? Is it the …

Parenting News, View and Advice, from Pregnancy to Teens | HuffPost UK

Lucy Rycroft Lucy is a freelance writer, blogger, mum, wife and chocoholic.<p>Single mother Sara is the single mother of a ten-year-old, living in …

Parenting

No Safe Place: New Data on Bullying and Teens Suggests Intervention Is Key

Throughout the day—both at school and in their online environments—American teens witness and experience unrelenting bullying. As many as 160,000 …

High School

Is it possible to have morality in a free market?

<i>This speech was delivered today at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, NY.</i><p>Are the markets moral? Should we expect them to be? Moral according to whom? And if they’re not moral, are they immoral? Amoral? Or value-neutral?<p>The bigger the questions, the more likely we are to be heading into some …

Great Depression

Christianity and atheism are two sides of the same coin

Earlier this week I attended the national parliamentary prayer breakfast, which takes place each June in the magnificent surrounds of Westminster …

Navy chaplain honored in Vietnam despite Communist objections

Da Nang, Vietnam, Jun 29, 2013 / 04:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Joseph Chau Ngoc Tri of Da Nang recently organized and was present at a Mass in …

Catholicism

Ignoring human nature harms marriage, says cardinal

Rome, Italy, Jul 1, 2013 / 03:42 pm (CNA).- After the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, an Italian cardinal said …

LGBTQI

Take courage in your weakness, Pope Francis teaches

Vatican City, Jul 2, 2013 / 10:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During his homily at daily Mass in the Vatican's Saint Martha House, Pope Francis said …

Christianity

Why Go to Mass

Why Go to Mass Daily?<p>Why go to Mass daily?<p>For Catholics, the Holy Mass is the highest form of worship. St. John Vianney, patron saint of all priests, …

It's Time to Admit: Pope Francis Is Kind of Awesome

<b>It began when the Pope paid his bill.</b> The day after Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was named the leader of the world's billion Catholics, he asked his driver to go back to the hotel in the Vatican where he'd been staying during the Congress of Cardinals, to pay his bill. The payment was completely …

Disability

Lumen Fidei (29 June 2013) | Francis

DOWNLOAD PDF<p>ENCYCLICAL LETTER <i><br>LUMEN FIDEI</i><br>OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF <b><br>FRANCIS</b><br>TO THE BISHOPS PRIESTS AND DEACONS<br>CONSECRATED PERSONS<br>AND THE LAY FAITHFUL<br>ON FAITH<p>…

Vatican to make John Paul II a saint

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/992000/992590_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522559214_70fae209b7f31de1d6a400276b4b022d<p><b>The Vatican says Pope John Paul II is to become a saint.</b><p>Pope Francis cleared the way for his canonisation, expected later this year, after a second …

John Paul II

Pope's Reform Path: Francis Shakes Up Church Establishment

It appears Pope Francis truly wants to change the Catholic Church. He's reforming the Vatican Bank first, but he's also circumventing the old guard …

Gang intervention ministry is 'living the Gospel,' priest says

Los Angeles, Calif., Jul 7, 2013 / 04:02 pm (CNA).- Father Greg Boyle, the founder of a program that helps former gang members in Los Angeles, said …

Catholicism

Christian life is not a 'collage' of activities, Pope says

Vatican City, Jul 6, 2013 / 05:19 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In his July 6 homily, Pope Francis encouraged the faithful to be open to the renewal of the …

Christianity

Proclaim wisdom of the Church boldly, exhorts Archbishop Chaput

Washington D.C., Jul 9, 2013 / 05:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- While the search for knowledge is universal, spanning all times and places, true wisdom is …

Christianity

Catholics Split Again On Coverage For Birth Control

As Heard On Morning Edition<p><b>Listen</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b><p>Two prominent Catholic groups are finding themselves, once again, on opposite sides of a key issue regarding the Affordable Care Act.<p>Three years ago, the Catholic Health Association, whose members run hospitals and nursing homes across the …

Chilean president praises raped girl, 11, for going through with pregnancy

Chile's president has praised an 11-year-old girl after she said in a TV interview that she wants to give birth to the baby who was conceived when …

Most babies born out of marriage by 2016, trend suggests

<b>The majority of babies born in three years' time will have parents who are not married, official figures suggest.</b><p>The proportion of children born out of wedlock rose in 2012 for the 40th consecutive year to 47.5%. By 2016 it is expected to rise to more than 50%.<p>Figures from the Office for National …

Human Geography

My Mother Regretted Her Abortion

"Stories like my mother's are rarely spoken out loud."<p>In a recent <i>New York Times</i> opinion piece called "My Mother's Abortion," Beth Matusoff Merfish tells of her experience sitting with her mother in the gallery of the Texas State Senate while Democratic senator Wendy Davis filibustered the …