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Pope Francis Calls Assisted Suicide 'A Sin Against God'

Religion News Service | Josephine McKenna | Posted 11.17.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis has warned doctors and ethicists on several hot-button social issues, attacking abortion, embryonic stem cell research...

POLL: American Catholics Agree Church Too Obsessed With Contraception, Gays

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 10.04.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Pope Francis rocked the Catholic world last month when he gave a wide-ranging interview in which he declared that the church had become “obses...

Cardinal Boycotting Boston College Graduation Over Commencement Speaker

AP | JAY LINDSAY | Posted 05.20.2013 | Religion

BOSTON -- Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley said Friday that he won't attend Boston College's graduation because the Jesuit school's commencement speaker,...

Catholic Church Holds Threat Of Excommunication Over Lawmakers' Abortion Vote

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 05.06.2013 | Religion

The Catholic Church has pointedly left the threat of excommunication hanging over Irish lawmakers who vote against the church's teachings on abortion ...

Catholic Hospital: Fetus Not A Person - Today's Religion Reads

Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.26.2013 | Religion
Jaweed Kaleem

Today's religion reads: A Catholic hospital says that a fetus is not a person, secular groups examine gender divides in their communities, the priest of the "cross lobby" gets his day in in the spotlight, and Pope Benedict XVI tells us that social media is the real thing.

Catholic Bishops Pray Against Abortion, Naked Women Protest Them, Orthodox Seating In The Stadium And The Scientology Flap

Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.17.2013 | Religion
Jaweed Kaleem

This afternoon in religion: Catholic bishops pray against abortion while naked women separately protest the church, New York's new stadium will have separate seating for Orthodox Jewish men and women and the Atlantic's flap over Scientology.

Pro Life or Pro Sperm

David Morris | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
David Morris

Recent events make clear the need for a new language to describe the raging debate about sex and birth. Consider the problematic word that dominates our conversation: pro-life.

Sex and the City of God, Part 1: The Catholic Church's Treatment of Women

Michele Somerville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michele Somerville

The pimping of children and the readiness to sacrifice them on the altar of Vatican public relations, the fear and distrust of women, and the compulsory celibacy for priests -- are all interrelated.

The Bishops' Fig Leaf

Jon O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jon O'Brien

When it comes to matters that have nothing to do with religious belief but rather relate to public policy, then I have a problem with Catholic bishops dictating to members of our church what we should believe.

Bishop Removes Hospital From CHA Over Health Care Bill

Religion News Service | Daniel Burke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) A health care system in Rhode Island has withdrawn from the national Catholic Health Association in a lingering dispute over the heal...

The Catholic Church: Abusing, Endangering, And Intimidating Women

Angela Bonavoglia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Angela Bonavoglia

Cantalamessa talked about the need to end violence against women, which is crucial, but he did so without any acknowledgment of the Church's own culpability in the abuse, endangerment, and intimidation of women.

Voices Carry -- Lay Catholics, Priests Challenge Bishops on Abortion, Ordination

Angela Bonavoglia | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Angela Bonavoglia

The Catholic Church's commitment to excommunicating anyone who expresses support for the ordination of women is another manifestation of the church's continued demonization of women.