RELIGION AND POLITICS

Evangelicals, Catholics Try to Adapt to Gays’ Legal Wins

by Jennifer G. Hickey
October 29, 2014

With advocates of gay marriage achieving legal victories, many conservative Christians and evangelicals are trying to adapt to the evolving change in the courts and broader society.
“One of the embarrassments that I have to bear is that I have written on some of these issues for 30 years. At a couple of points, I’ve got to say I got…

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Cardinal Tackles Libertarian Individualism as Harmful to Solidarity

by PETER JESSERER SMITH, National Catholic Register
June 9, 2014

WASHINGTON — As a variety of forms of social and political libertarianism gain in popularity…

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Bishops’ Statement on Common Core Puts Catholic Identity First

by DAN GUERNSEY , National Catholic Register
May 30, 2014

Controversy, properly engaged, can serve to focus and renew. The early introduction of the Common…

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OUR FAITH

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The culture war finally comes to the Catholic Church

by Damon Linker
October 29, 2014

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat is no one’s idea of a radical. In the five and a half years since joining the op-ed page of the paper, he’s proved…

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Winds of change: Italians losing centuries-old grip on Vatican

by Jean-Louis de la Vaissiere, AFP, YahooNews
March 25, 2014

Vatican City (AFP) – A quiet revolution is afoot in the Vatican.
With many of…

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Vatican asked to honour Jesuit who tried to evangelise China

by Bangkok Post
January 11, 2014

The Vatican on Friday received a request to beatify an Italian Jesuit priest favoured by…

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Federal government to recognize same-sex marriages in Utah

WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday the federal government will recognize more than 1,000 same-sex marriages in Utah,…

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Fmr. spokeswoman for pro-abortion foundation now works for…the Girl Scouts

The woman who now handles the Girl Scouts’ communications used to have another employer: an abortion lobby think tank founded…

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Islamic extremism to blame as Christian deaths nearly double in a year – report

At least 2,100 Christians died because of their beliefs in 2013 according to a group monitoring persecution of Christians worldwide.…

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The Gospel

Toward Effective Christian Witness: Making Room for the Gospel

The concerns most often expressed about my writings on the New Evangelization fall into two categories. I’ve emphasized the importance…

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NEWS HEARD AROUND THE WORLD

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Cuba Allows The Building Of First New Catholic Church In 55 Years

Cuba has allowed construction of the country’s first new Catholic church in 55 years, the church said Monday. Experts said…

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How is CAFOD responding to Ebola?

CAFOD Church and non-Church partners are urgently scaling up their response to the Ebola crisis, and need to reach many more people over the coming weeks. Their work includes:
Raising awareness: Many communities do not…

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Vatican asked to honour Jesuit who tried to evangelise China

The Vatican on Friday received a request to beatify an Italian Jesuit priest favoured by Pope Francis whose attempts to…

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Eric Holder

Federal government to recognize same-sex marriages in Utah

WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday the federal government will recognize more than 1,000 same-sex marriages in Utah,…

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