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The church rejects torture as fundamentally incompatible with respect for human...

For the Catholic Church, torture has a human face. In fact, it has many faces, each of which are addressed by the church's social...

Gifts of the Spirit: Is there room for wisdom in the...

The people I know never call themselves "wise." They may be wise, but they don't say so. Possibly they fear sounding haughty. Or possibly they...

Reaction: The late Cardinal Levada took U.S. experience with him to...

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Cardinal William J. Levada, who died Sept. 26 in Rome, is well-known as the retired head of the Vatican's doctrinal congregation,...

Easter is a beginning of faith and redemption

Near the end of "Jesus of Nazareth," the acclaimed 1977 miniseries, those who put Jesus to death are alarmed, to say the least, at...

Why the church law forbids violating the seal of confession

VATICAN CITY — The seal of confession is so important and sacred that a priest would be automatically excommunicated under canon law for directly...

Catholic death penalty opponents praise pope’s catechism revision

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The Aug. 2 announcement that Pope Francis had ordered a revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church calling the death...

Pope Francis revises catechism to say death penalty is ‘inadmissible’

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Building on the development of Catholic Church teaching against capital punishment, Pope Francis has ordered a revision of the Catechism...

What are Catholics’ opinions about faith and science?

Are Catholics more accepting of science than adherents of other religious groups? Yes, an in-depth 2017 survey (1,927 respondents, including 1,010 Catholics) indicated. However -- and...

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