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Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone: "It is precisely the hard truths of our faith, those which the culture ignores and even despises, that have the greatest power to move people to conversion and be transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ"

I recently received a letter from a young Catholic husband and father in which he observed: “Peers of mine who are converts or reverts have specifically cited teachings like ‘Humanae Vitae,’ ‘Familiaris Consortio,’ and ‘Veritatis Splendor’ as beacons that set the church apart from the world and other faiths.” What he suggests might seem counterintuitive, but it is borne out by … [Read more...]

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Poll: More Americans than ever think pornography is morally acceptable

Gallup Poll finds 43 percent of those questioned find nothing wrong with smut, approval increased more over the past year than in all other years this decade combined

The percentage of Americans who say pornography is morally acceptable increased more over the past year than in all other years this decade combined. While the acceptability of pornography still holds minority status in the United States, it has climbed to 43 per cent, according to Gallup Poll figures released June 5. The number increased by 7 per cent from last year’s … [Read more...]

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More sex-ed protests in San Diego

Parents upset over sex-ed curriculum for 6th and 8th graders pull their children from school for a day, protest again at school district headquarters

Some San Diego Unified School District students got another day off from classes on Tuesday, but not for a holiday. Their parents are upset over what they say is an inappropriate sex education curriculum. They chose to keep their kids out of school and made their feelings known at a rally outside district headquarters Tuesday afternoon. The "opt out" day was promoted on … [Read more...]

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“Acting on behalf of the trial lawyers”

California bishops oppose bill that would re-open sexual abuse claims

The following is from the website of the California Catholic Conference of Bishops: In the aftermath of the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church, California lawmakers voted in 2002 to remove the statute of limitations on claims of sexual abuse for one year.  The Church did not oppose the legislation.  In the next calendar year, any person ever harmed by a priest, … [Read more...]

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“Paul VI would not be surprised”

Archbishop Charles Chaput: “The #MeToo movement, emotional wreckage, sexual disease and date rape are the realities we’ve inherited from the sexual revolution"

“The #MeToo movement, emotional wreckage, sexual disease and date rape are the realities we’ve inherited from the sexual revolution. Paul VI would not be surprised,” said Archbishop Charles Chaput in a speech Wednesday. “The Church in Humanae Vitae identified and rejected sexual exploitation of women years before that message entered the cultural mainstream,” said Chaput. The … [Read more...]

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