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Judge says same-sex couples couples must be considered by Catholic agency...

PHILADELPHIA -- A federal judge has swept away claims of religious discrimination by plaintiffs including Catholic Social Services of the Philadelphia Archdiocese and ruled...

The legacy of ‘Humanae Vitae’ at 50 years

Perhaps the most surprising thing about the encyclical "Humanae Vitae" 50 years on, is how reports of its imminent death were continually exaggerated. Very...

Nicaraguan bishops to pray for exorcism as violence continues

MANAGUA, Nicaragua -- As attacks on Catholic clergy continue and anti-government protesters are besieged by Nicaraguan police and paramilitaries, the bishops said they would...

For young women and religious, joy radiates at Fiat Days retreat...

EMMITSBURG, Md. -- Counting on her fingers to keep track of points in an ice-breaker game she was playing with a young woman at...

How a non-Catholic couple discovered ‘Humanae Vitae’

I stood at the desk in my college apartment, holding a box of birth control pills. As I read the instructions, the lengthy list...

What does the church teach about ‘responsible parenthood’?

The Catholic Church's teaching on responsible parenthood is often overlooked, or simply unknown. Pope Francis memorably countered popular misconceptions about the church's sexual teaching in...

Living Our Faith: ‘Humanae Vitae’ at 50 years

Fifty years after its promulgation, the encyclical "Humanae Vitae" has been labeled "prophetic." Pope Paul VI understood that the quality of marital and parental love...

Want to brew a Trappist beer? Be ready for the way...

COALVILLE, England -- Cistercian monks have opened the first Trappist brewery in England and are selling thousands of bottles of beer every day. The monks...

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh ‘a great friend,’ says parish priest

WASHINGTON -- Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a pretty good guy, according to Msgr. John Enzler, his former pastor and the current president and CEO...

Newsprint tariffs impact newspaper business, including Catholic press

WASHINGTON -- Newspapers of every type, Catholic papers included, are seeking relief from the U.S. government after six months of increased costs due to...

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