Basuki Tjahaja Purnama ["Ahok"] on trial for blasphemyIndonesian 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. 


Death of St JosephWhat 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.


Catholic Church re article on Clinton campaign emails to undermine the Church 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.



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.


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.


Archbishop Chaput:
Pope Francis Shows Continuity
on Divorce, Remarriage

PHILADELPHIA, July 7, 2016  -- Pope Francis’ teaching on divorce-and-remarriage and the sacraments represents Catholic tradition and shows the way forward for engaging those who are estranged and hurting, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has said.


Fatima Visionary Predicted
'Final Battle'
Would Be Over Marriage, Family

MEXICO CITY, July 8, 2016 -- Sister Lucia dos Santos, one of the three children who witnessed the Marian apparitions at Fatima, died in 2005. But before her death, she predicted that the final battle between Christ and Satan would be over marriage and the family.


Cardinal Ennio Antonelli“Amoris Laetitia.” Basic Tips For Not Losing the Way
ROME, July 6, 2016 – They are formulated by Cardinal Ennio Antonelli, who however asks also for “further guidelines on the part of the competent authority.” To prevent “risks and abuses both among pastors and among the faithful” 


Beware 'Polite Persecution'
Archbishop Warns
WASHINGTON, DC, June 22, 2016 -- With relics of two English martyrs currently touring the U.S., the Archbishop of Baltimore implored Catholics to follow their example by defending religious freedom. 


Interview with Robert Spaemann on
Amoris Laetitia
STUTTGART, Germany, April 29, 2016 -- Greatly valued as an advisor by Saint John Paul II, a friend of Benedict XVI, and widely held to be the most important German Catholic philosopher of recent decades, Robert Spaemann, emeritus professor of philosophy at the University of Munich, expressed a distinctly critical interpretation of Amoris laetitia in this interview with Anian Christoph Wimmer, editor of CNA's German-language edition. Please see the full text of the interview.


Pope: Humility is the
Epitome of Redemption
VATICAN, March 20, 2016 -- On Palm Sunday Pope Francis said the path toward salvation can be summed up by humility and service, and encouraged pilgrims to contemplate Jesus’ shameful Passion and Death throughout Holy Week.


The Other Side of 'Spotlight':
How the Church Changed to
Fight Sex Abuse
WASHINGTON, DC, March 1, 2016 -- While the movie “Spotlight” won Best Picture for portraying a journalistic investigation of the sex abuse crisis in Boston, the story is incomplete without recognizing the reforms that followed in the Catholic Church, one commentator said.




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