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Cardinal Mueller responds to Amazon Synod document
Wrote a 7-page analysis citing, among other things, a 'false teaching' on revelation

July 17th, 2019|1 Comment

That the working document for October’s Synod of Bishops calls the Amazon region a source of revelation is a “false teaching,” Cardinal Gerhard Mueller said Tuesday. If in the Instrumentum laboris of the Amazon synod, which will take place in October,

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President of Planned Parenthood fired
Dr. Leana Wen, who took the reins at Planned Parenthood just eight months ago, was caught up in internal dispute over whether focus should be healthcare or political advocacy

July 17th, 2019|2 Comments

Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s CEO Leana Wen was fired unexpectedly yesterday and immediately replaced by an interim CEO, board member Alexis McGill Johnson. On Twitter, Wen announced her firing by tweeting “I just learned that the @PPFA Board

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Pope Francis sends letter in support of Christ Cathedral dedication, happening today
After a seven-year, $77-million renovation process, the Cathedral has been converted into a Catholic space

July 17th, 2019|2 Comments

Editor’s Note: The following message was sent to Bishop Kevin Vann on behalf of Pope Francis. It was sent by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, and delivered by Apostolic Nuncio to the United States Archbishop Christophe Pierre.

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Inquiring Minds

Inquiring Minds is a weekly article written by Mary Rose, who boldly ventures to college campuses throughout California to ask hard-hitting questions to some of the world’s most malleable minds.

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Lies, lies, lies from Planned Parenthood
All of those threats to abortion clinics after CMP videos? Turns out they were vastly exaggerated

July 16th, 2019|5 Comments

A perfect storm is brewing in Planned Parenthood's lawsuit against David Daleiden and his fellow investigators at the Center for Medical Progress (CMP). On Wednesday July 17, federal District Court Judge William Orrick will hear nine motions brought by

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HHS: Protect Life Rule will go into effect immediately
Trump administration announces that, as of July 15, Title X recipients no longer permitted to refer mothers for abortions

July 16th, 2019|0 Comments

The Trump administration announced Monday evening that parts of the Protect Life Rule, which prohibits recipients of Title X family planning funds to refer or provide abortion services, will go into effect immediately.  As of July 15, the Department

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Catholic Health Association urges appeals court to uphold Obamacare
"We believe, as a matter of human dignity, everyone is entitled to health care"

July 15th, 2019|14 Comments

The following is an excerpt of a statement by Sr. Mary Haddad, RSM, president and chief executive officer, Catholic Health Association of the United States: As the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit considers the constitutionality of

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Court ruling could cost Planned Parenthood millions
U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejects plea from 20 states, including California, to block Trump Title 10 rules from taking effect

July 15th, 2019|2 Comments

A federal appeals court refused Thursday to block the Trump administration’s Title X family-planning rules from taking effect, keeping in place newly instated requirements preventing grant recipients from referring clients for abortions. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a plea

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Cal Poly Pomona student prefers Mass in Mexico
Margarita still practices Catholicism because she would rather believe in something than nothing

July 15th, 2019|1 Comment

California Catholic reporter, Mary Rose, visits a California college each week and asks students about God, good, and evil. Interview with Margarita Martinez, who is studying industrial engineering, behind the Cal Poly Pomona University Library on April 15, 2019. 

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One of the big draws is the ability to pick and choose
Growing number of young people have turned away from traditional religion to embrace practices like tarot, astrology, meditation, energy healing and crystals

July 14th, 2019|26 Comments

A growing number of young people — largely millennials, though the trend extends to younger Gen Xers, now cresting 40, and down to Gen Z, the oldest of whom are freshly minted college grads — have turned away from

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APA task force promotes acceptance of non-monogamy
Group seeks to address the needs of non-monogamous people, saying they have marginalized identities

July 13th, 2019|11 Comments

The American Psychological Association has established a task force on "consensual non-monogamy," an effort they say is necessary in order to reduce "stigma" on persons who practice polyamory. "Finding love and/or sexual intimacy is a central part of most

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