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Marriage and Witness: What’s Going on at Notre Dame?

June 6th, 2014 Comments off

by Michael Bradley, a Ruth Institute “It Takes a Family” 2013 conference alumnus and a new graduate of Notre Dame University.

This article was first published at thepublicdiscourse.com on May 21, 2014.

The University of Notre Dame is unwilling to bear an “uncompromising witness,” as Pope Francis challenged it to do, to the moral truths of marriage and sexuality. This is a subtle but certain pastoral failure on the university’s part. Read more…

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Panel discussion on role of Catholic Church in marriage debate to be held at Notre Dame

March 13th, 2014 Comments off

by Michael O. Garvey

A panel discussion on the role of the Catholic Church in the cultural and political debate about marriage will take place at 7 p.m. Monday (March 17) in DeBartolo Hall, Room 101, on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. Read more…

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Ambushed by a kangaroo court

February 12th, 2014 Comments off
A UN committee has roasted the Vatican over sex abuse. And abortion. And the Pill. And homosexuality. And whatever.

The UN watchdog on children’s rights which recently hauled the Vatican over the coals for its handling of sex abuse has today released its recommendations. The report is not only ignorant and misguided, peddling myths for which there is no foundation, but betrays an extraordinary misunderstanding of the nature of the Church and the Holy See, while seeking to impose an ideology of gender and sexuality in violation of the UN’s own commitment to religious freedom. Read more…

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Priestly Celibacy Deserves a Closer Look

February 1st, 2014 Comments off
By | December 19, 2013 at Ethika Politica

Bill Keller’s recent New York Times opinion piece—“Sex and the Single Priest”—gathers together nicely in one place all of the typical stereotypes and shallow reflections (which Fr. James Martin aptly identifies and briefly rebuts here) on why celibacy is asked of Catholic priests. Read more…

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If you like your religion, you can keep your religion

January 28th, 2014 Comments off
Why does the Obama administration think that providing contraception is more important than religious freedom?

As we all know now, when President Obama repeatedly preached the tenet, “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan,” what he really meant was that you could keep your insurance, not if you liked it, but if he liked it. Since then thousands of Americans have discovered that the insurance they liked did not meet Obamacare standards and so they got dumped from their plans and redirected toward the glitchy and hackable government website to choose president-approved healthcare. Read more…

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Little Sisters of the Poor and Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate

January 18th, 2014 Comments off
by Sheila Liaugminas

Sir Thomas More said he was the king’s good servant, but God’s first.  This modern day version isn’t far off.

They were just minding their business serving the poor, sick and dying when the HHS mandate came down requiring them and other employers to provide healthcare coverage that supplied birth control, the ‘morning-after’ pill (both of which can cause abortion of new human life) and elective sterilization as ‘preventive medicine’ for women, free of charge to those women. Even though birth control is widely available even to women on low incomes or public aid through the Title X federal grant, among other programs. Read more…

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Catholic Stars of 2013: Dr. Jennifer Morse

December 21st, 2013 Comments off

by Sarah Reinhard

This article was first published at osv.com on December 18, 2013.

Dr. Jennifer Morse wears many hats, any one of which would keep most people’s hands completely full. She’s the founder and president of an institute to further marriage, a senior research fellow and an author. Her experience includes research and teaching for big-name universities. She’s written scholarly articles that have appeared in an exhaustive list of publications, and she’s undoubtedly an expert in her field. The goal of the Ruth Institute, according to its website, is “to promote lifelong married love to college students by creating an intellectual and social climate favorable to marriage.” Read more…

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Dolan: Catholics ‘outmarketed’ on gay marriage

December 9th, 2013 Comments off

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan says the Roman Catholic Church has been “outmarketed” on the issue of gay marriage and has been “caricatured as being anti-gay.” Read more…

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Diocese of Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik testifies in Affordable Care Act case

November 16th, 2013 Comments off

November 13, 2013 12:21 AM

Portraying contraception coverage rules as a “slippery slope” eroding freedom of religion, Bishop David Zubik told a federal judge Tuesday that he would not sign forms that would cause insurance administrators to provide “morally illicit” medicines and procedures. Read more…

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NFL cornerback Prince Amukamara: Virgin and Not Ashamed

October 15th, 2013 Comments off

By Norman Fulkerson

“Virgin” is really not a dirty word. Read more…

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