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A conversation about ‘Humanae Vitae’ may finally be possible

By Charlie Camosy NEW YORK (CNS) — Can one imagine a more difficult year for “Humanae Vitae” (“Of Human Life”) to be heard than 1968? Blessed Paul VI’s encyclical came […]

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A look at Protestant Reformation through different lenses

By Patrick Brown Five hundred years later, the effects of the divorce initiated by Martin Luther are still being worked out. As Catholics, we can acknowledge the excesses and irregularities […]

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Ten tips for protecting children and offering outreach to victims

In the interest of ensuring the safety of children who interact with the Church and its representatives and supporting those who have been victimized, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops […]

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Keeping a marriage holy in the empty-nest stage

By Judy Clark Tom and Maribeth are college sweethearts married 29 years. They feel they have a stable marriage that has involved raising four children. It has been a wild […]

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NCAA championship is a win-win for Catholic universities

WASHINGTON (CNS) — This year’s NCAA basketball tournament was one for the books for Catholic universities. You might even say the ball was in their court. That’s because for the […]

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Biography of Society of St. Vincent de Paul founder dense with details

By Brian Olszewski One question readers might have after reading “Antoine Frederic Ozanam” is this: When will this man be canonized a saint? That might be their only unanswered question […]

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To honor Rev. King, ‘deepen’ commitment to work for justice, bishops urge

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Fifty years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, “we need to ask ourselves if we are doing all we can to build the culture of […]

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Still going to Mass at 109, Indiana Catholic is the ‘joy of the parish’

FORTVILLE, Ind. (CNS) — When her granddaughter asks her if she remembers the sinking of the Titanic, Mary Weir scoffs just a bit. “No, that was April 1912,” she said […]

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Young adults ask Church to welcome, listen, involve them

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Young people want to know they are valued members of the Catholic Church and that their questions and struggles are taken seriously enough that someone will […]

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Dolan: Democratic Party abandons Catholics, favors abortion agenda

NEW YORK (CNS) — The once “big tent” of the Democratic Party “now seems a pup tent” as a party that Catholics once embraced has abandoned so many issues Catholics […]

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‘Created in His Image’: a call to beauty, hope and evangelization

When communicating the truth, lead with beauty: This is the simple yet powerful approach, suggested by Bishop Robert Barron, that Cory Heimann, founder of Likable Art, takes in his understanding […]

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Children’s well-being sacrificed to adults’ sexual whims, new book says

By Nancy Frasier O’Brien CATONSVILLE, Md. (CNS) — The U.S. government, which once made guarding the well-being of children a top priority, has now abandoned their interests in favor of […]