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Hype and reality on family planning

President Trump has announced he will restore a Reagan-era regulation forbidding clinics in the federal Title X family planning program to perform or refer for abortions. Planned Parenthood, promising ...



Consenting to sexFather Tad Pacholczyk

Recent news articles exploring the post #MeToo world of romance have noted the phenomenon of cell phone "consent apps," allowing millennials to sign digital contracts before they have sex with their peers, ...

Family of Love: Reflection on the Solemnity of the Holy TrinityScott Hahn

Last Sunday, we celebrated the sending of the Spirit, which sealed God's new covenant and made a new creation. In this new creation, we live in the family of God, who has revealed himself as a Trinity ...

Does God make people gay? A theologian respondsMary Rezac Catholic News Agency

Washington, D.C. (CNA/EWTN News) -- Sexual attraction does not define identity, a priest has said, after comments attributed to Pope Francis have prompted questions about Catholic doctrine and the nature ...

Traveling abroad for ad limina visitThomas Lester

Two undated documents in the papers of Bishop John B. Fitzpatrick are addresses welcoming him home from Europe in September 1864. This was a return from his second of two journeys across the Atlantic, ...

Breath of God, Fire of LoveDeacon Dan Burns

The risen Jesus comes through the locked doors of every heart and breathes courage, forgiveness, and possibility. His breath pushes out fear, uncertainty, grief, regret and fills up that space with the ...

Analysis: With new appointments, Pope Francis puts his mark on the College of CardinalsAndrea Gagliarducci

Vatican City, May 21, 2018 CNA/EWTN News.- Pope Francis’ fifth consistory marks an important shift within the College of Cardinals: it is the first time in the five years of this pontificate ...

Trump/Reagan Title X Protect Life RuleRep. Chris Smith

Washington D.C., May 22, 2018 CNA.- The following are excerpts of remarks delivered by Congressman Chris Smith (R-N.J.) on the House floor May 21, 2018. Published with permission: Last Friday, the Trump ...

Evangelization and PentecostSister Pat Boyle, CSJ

In 2011, Cardinal Seán wrote a pastoral letter on evangelization entitled, "A New Pentecost: Inviting All To Follow Jesus." While written prior to initiating Disciples in Mission, this pastoral letter ...