Surprise Conclusion: 
Book on "Humanae Vitae" 
ROME, July 18, 2018 -- The campaign that is underway to demolish “Humanae Vitae” - the 1968 encyclical of Paul VI that said no to artificial contraceptives - has in recent days met with an unexpected obstacle in a book that reconstructs the genesis of that text, thanks to access, for the first time, to the secret documents concerning it, personally authorized by Pope Francis.


Embryo Gene-editing Poses
Inescapable Ethical Problems
LONDON, Juyl 18, 2018 -- Genetic editing of human embryos, even in special circumstances, ignores the complex ethical problems related to creating and destroying human embryos, a Catholic bioethicist has said.

Catholic, Brett Kavanaugh
Nominated to US Supreme Court
WASHINGTON, DC, July 9, 2018 -- President Donald Trump announced Monday night he is nominating Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy created when Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement June 27.


Requests for Clarity on
Cardinal Farrell’s
Marriage Prep Remarks
DENVER, CO, July 6, 2018 -- Priests, theologians, and lay pastoral workers have responded to recent comments from a senior Vatican official, which suggested that priests lack the necessary experience to offer marriage preparation programs for engaged couples.


DiNardo: Roe v. Wade Support
Not Good Litmus Test for
Supreme Court Justices
WASHINGTON, DC, July 6, 2018 -- The U.S. Senate should not use a nominee’s stance on Roe v. Wade as a litmus test on suitability for appointment to the Supreme Court, the president of the nation’s bishops’ conference has said.


Life Legal DefenseJudge Rules Unconstitutional
California’s Assisted Suicide Law 
NAPA, CA, May 15, 2018  — A California judge overturned the state’s assisted suicide law this morning, ruling that the legislature acted outside the scope of its authority when it enacted the End of Life Option Act.


Pope Emeritus Benedict Analysis: Benedict XVI’s
Unpublished Letter

God is Key to Understanding
Human Rights
VATICAN CITY, May 14, 2018 -- The Ratiznger Schuelerkreis, a circle of former students of Joseph Ratzinger who meet annually, will gather this year to discuss the themes: “Church and State, Church and Society.” Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI selected the topic, as he does for the group every year.


CA Capital buildingCould a California Bill
Ban Christian Teaching
on Homosexuality?
SACRAMENTO, CA, April 22, 2018 -- A proposed law in California could have a chilling effect on free speech, warn critics who fear that it could ban efforts to explain and promote Christian teaching on sexual morality.


Minn. Archbishop:
Catholics Belong in Public Sphere
MINNEAPOLIS, MN, March 13, 2018 -- Archbishop Bernard Hebda of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis said it is the duty of the laity to represent the Catholic faith in the public arena, especially pointing to the current debate surrounding immigration.


US House Passes Bill
Targeting Sex Traffickers

WASHINGTON, DC, March 10, 2018 -- The House of Representatives passed a bill this week that aims to combat online trafficking, targeting the sites that host ads relating to sex work. The bill has received a mixed reception, however, with some arguing it may be ineffective at achieving its goal.


Charity, Clarity, and Their Opposite
PHILADELPHIA, February 6, 2018 --Over the past few weeks, a number of senior voices in the leadership of the Church in Germany have suggested (or strongly implied) support for the institution of a Catholic blessing rite for same-sex couples who are civilly married or seeking civil marriage.


Companies Admit Illegal Fetal Tissue Sales
End California Operations
Is Planned Parenthood Next?
ORANGE, CA, December 12, 2017 -- The trade in fetal tissue from aborted babies proved costly for two bioscience companies who will admit fault, cease California operations and meet the terms of a legal settlement close to $7.8 million in value for violating state and federal laws against the purchase or sale of fetal tissue.


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Planned ParenthoodDOJ Investigates
Planned Parenthood for
Fetal Tissue Sales
WASHINGTON, DC, December 8, 2017 -- The U.S. Department of Justice has launched a formal investigation of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest provider of abortions, for their role in the alleged sale of baby body parts.


Baker Argues for Cake and Conscience
at Supreme Court
WASHINGTON, DC, December 5, 2017  -- A Colorado baker’s right to express himself through artwork – edible artwork– lies at the center of today’s Supreme Court arguments, say lawyers for Masterpiece Cakeshop owner, Jack Phillips.




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