Vietnamese bishops are urging their priests to reach out to people who have problems in their marriages while asking Catholics to pursue family values.
Marriage needs "to be preserved and strengthened, not redefined," San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone said in support of the State Marriage Defense Act of 2014.
The 86th Academy Awards are Sun., March 2; Charity Sr. Rejane Cytacki never misses them, and this year she finds inspiration in three films that are powerful testimonies to the strength of the human spirit.
The proposed Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is "a wonderful opportunity to protect life," said Bishop Michael J. Bransfield of Wheeling-Charleston.
Americans’ attitudes toward the lives and choices of gays and lesbians have changed radically since Massachusetts first legalized same-sex marriage a decade ago.
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Reports from bishops' conferences in Germany and Switzerland show a divergence between what the church teaches on marriage, sexuality and family life and what Catholics personally believe.
Pope Francis so far has been mostly mum on the topic of abortion, choosing instead to center the issue around the bigger picture of social justice.
I've been in a lot of public demonstrations in my life, but my very first was in support of President Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty. It was a large rally in downtown Pittsburgh, where I was teaching at the time.
And I actually remember the speech President Johnson gave announcing the War on Poverty in 1964. I cheered his words, and Congress at the time applauded loudly. But I have to wonder how our Congress today would react to those same words. A few cheers, perhaps, but many would be stone-cold silent.