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Robust pain management, emotional and spiritual support offer alternatives to suicide

Catholic News Service MC Sullivan has heard all of the arguments in favor of assisted suicide. “There are arguments that would touch anyone with a heart,”...

Why the Catholic Church opposes legalized assisted suicide

Catholic News Service Concern for human life and dignity from conception to natural death is a fundamental principle of Catholic teaching. But new challenges continue...

Bishops approve budgets, fail to OK diocesan assessment increase

Catholic News Service BALTIMORE — The U.S. bishops approved a $24.2 million budget for the work of their national conference in 2016, but their vote...

U.S. bishops’ president calls for colleagues to be a ‘pastor’s presence’...

Catholic News Service BALTIMORE — In the face of “the heartbreaking crises and challenges in our world,” Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, called...

Catholic-Lutheran document maps steps to full unity, sees 50 years of...

Catholic News Service BALTIMORE — A new 120-page document marks the progress in Catholic-Lutheran relations over the past 50 years and maps the remaining steps...

Priests in the U.S. previously granted authority to absolve sin of...

Catholic News Service   Pope Francis' Sept. 1 announcement that priests worldwide will be able to absolve women for the sin of abortion will have little...

Natural family planners cautious about fertility monitoring apps

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — As new fertility monitoring apps such as Clue and Glow make news, specialists in natural family planning caution that any...

Nearly all US dioceses’ abuse policies found to comply with charter

Catholic News Service Ten years after passing their “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People,” the heads of nearly all U.S. dioceses are...

Catholics urged to resist unjust laws, join in ‘fortnight for freedom’

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — American Catholics must resist unjust laws “as a duty of citizenship and an obligation of faith,” a committee of the...

Commentary: Another Catholic swing vote? Supreme Court hears health law...

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Although there are no specifically Catholic issues under consideration when the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments March 26-28 on...

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