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July 17, 2014

Birth control prescriptions focus attention on Canadian doctors’ rights

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 3 months 1 week ago
OTTAWA, Ontario — Doctors who refuse to prescribe birth control pills have become the focus of a debate over physicians’ rights to freedom of conscience and religion when...

Vancouver Catholic schools adopt policy to accommodate transgender students

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 1 week ago
The Catholic school system of Vancouver has agreed that a 11-year-old transgendered student at a Catholic school, who was born as a boy but now prefers to live as a girl, will not...

Voice of America on Holy Innocents in Manhattan: a vibrant Catholic community

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 3 months 1 week ago
There was another media story about Holy Innocents in Manhattan.  This is the only parish in Manhattan which as daily Mass in the Extraordinary Form.  It is a beautiful place with...

Italian prosecutor asks Church to 'isolate' crime bosses

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 1 week ago
An Italian prosecutor has said that Catholic priests can play a key role in defeating the power of organized crime, by encouraging the faithful to "isolate" the crime bosses....

Catholic charity aids suffering civilians in Gaza

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 1 week ago
Caritas Jerusalem, the Catholic relief agency, is working to provide aid to civilians in Gaza who have suffered from Israeli air strikes in retaliation after Hamas rocket attacks...

Daily Catholic Quote from G. K. Chesterton

Integrated Catholic Life - 3 months 1 week ago
“To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.” (G. K. Chesterton, A Short History of England, Chapter10) If you liked this quote, please share...

BIG PUPPET ALERT! (With a difference.)

What Does the Prayer Really Say? - 3 months 1 week ago
From a reader: Bishop Libasci and the Diocese of Manchester, NH are having a pilgrimage to Quebec with 450 people in attendance for the 350th anniversary of Notre Dame in that...

Is this a new kind of ‘religious novel’?

dotCommonweal - 3 months 1 week ago
Christopher Beha’s novel Arts & Entertainments can be read in a single evening; Rebecca Mead says so in her cover blurb, and I can attest to it. Not that that should be among...

Minn. archdiocese suggests dispute with sex abuse affidavit

Catholic News Agency - General - 3 months 1 week ago
Minneapolis, Minn., Jul 17, 2014 / 01:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An auxiliary bishop of the Saint Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese says the affidavit of a former chancellor on the...

Talk about an entitlement mentality

Catholic Vote - 3 months 1 week ago
You know who had the best commentary on the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby case? Comedian Louis C.K. back in 2009. I assume the comic would take the Planned Parenthood side of the dispute...

Hobby Lobby ‘Hypocrisy’ Is Mother Jones’ Mendacity

Catholic Vote - 3 months 1 week ago
Democrats are still reeling over the US Supreme Court decision in favor of Hobby Lobby and they’re planning legislative responses. Almost at once, liberal progressives took to...

Papal trip to Korea should renew local Churches, priest says

Catholic News Agency - General - 3 months 1 week ago
Rome, Italy, Jul 17, 2014 / 01:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In the run up to Pope Francis visit to South Korea next month, a Korean priest said he expects ground breaking changes there...

How My Kids Make Me a Better Pray-er - 3 months 1 week ago
I didn’t know it when I became a mother, but one of the many blessings would be a strengthened prayer life. The quiet times are few and far between, so I have to snag the quiet...

Bill that would overturn any restrictions on abortion termed ‘radical’

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 3 months 1 week ago
WASHINGTON — A Senate bill that would make it unlawful to restrict abortion services or the facilities that provide them is “the most radical pro-abortion bill ever considered by...

Obama Admin Claims China Doing Better on Human Trafficking, But One-Child Policy Made it Worse - 3 months 1 week ago
The State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report has promoted China from a ‘Tier 3’ to a ‘Tier 2 Watch List’ nation.  The report appears to attribute this...

Votes fall short to move Senate bill forward in response to Hobby Lobby

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 3 months 1 week ago
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate July 16 voted to block consideration of a bill aimed at reversing the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and forcing businesses to...

Tekakwitha endured illness, blindness, ridicule

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 3 months 1 week ago
Two years ago, Kateri Tekakwitha (the “Lily of the Mohawks”), patron of the diocese’s Camp Tekakwitha, became the first Native American saint. Yet, some 300 years earlier, news of...

Bonding through sports

OSV Daily Take - 3 months 1 week ago
My dad and I connected through sports. But now I’m getting to experience a greater joy than beating him in tennis; I’m seeing what he saw 20 and 30 years ago with my own kids.

Ramadan fasting ban in China draws criticism

Catholic News Agency - General - 3 months 1 week ago
Washington D.C., Jul 17, 2014 / 12:06 pm (CNA).- A Chinese province’s ban on the observance of the Ramadan fast among Muslim university students ignores the importance that...


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