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Peruvian Marches Against Gender Ideology Attract 1.5 Million

Lima, Peru, Mar 7, 2017 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Under the theme “Don't Mess With My Children,” more than 1.5 million Peruvians demonstrated on Saturday against gender ideology in the nation’s schools. Organizers said that total attendance surpassed 1.5 million, at demonstrations throughout...

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Supreme Court Sends Transgender Student Case Back To Lower Court

Washington D.C., Mar 6, 2017 / 10:43 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Supreme Court will not hear the case of a transgender student’s demand to access public school single-sex bathrooms, instead sending it back to the lower courts for reconsideration. Announced Monday, the decision to send the case back...

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Is The Catholic Church Anti-Woman? Two Feminist Scholars Debate

Boulder, Colo., Feb 26, 2017 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- For Erika Bachiochi, the Catholic Church has been able to offer a genuine pro-woman theology which not only safeguards and protects her stance as a feminist, but also enhances her ability to be strong in all aspects of her life. Dr. Mary...

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The Need For A Catholic Ministry To Transgendered Persons

Washington D.C., Feb 9, 2017 / 02:59 am (CNA).- Walt Heyer remembers the moment when he started desiring to be a girl. When he was just 4 years old, Heyer’s grandmother would crossdress him while she was babysitting. She loved seeing Heyer in dresses, and even made him his own purple chiffon...

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Catholic Bishops See Trouble In Trump-Backed LGBT Executive Order

Washington D.C., Feb 1, 2017 / 04:16 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. bishops are concerned by the Trump administration’s decision to maintain a “troubling” Obama-era executive order that could demand federal contractors violate their religious beliefs on marriage and gender ideology. “In seeking...

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Gay Marriage Lawsuit Against Catholic School Not Expected To Succeed

Charlotte, N.C., Jan 17, 2017 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A lawsuit against a Catholic high school claims that it was illegal discrimination to fire a teacher for contracting a same-sex civil marriage, but a law professor suggests the case will not make any progress. “What they're trying to...

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Can You Teach The Truth And Not Be A Hater? This Ministry For Gay Catholics Says Yes.

Phoenix, Ariz., Jan 13, 2017 / 03:14 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a country where gay marriage has gained widespread acceptance – both culturally and legally – in the past several years, it can be difficult for pastors or others in ministry to stick to the Church’s teachings on the subject without...

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Religious Leaders: Sexual Orientation Laws Threaten Freedom

Washington D.C., Dec 14, 2016 / 09:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- It’s time to end coercion against those who recognize marriage as a union of one man and one woman and see the sexes as male and female, a group of religious and thought leaders has said. “As Americans, we cherish the freedom to...

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Amid Racial Tensions, US Bishops Search For Healing And Peace

Baltimore, Md., Nov 15, 2016 / 03:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Race relations, racism, and violence were on the mind of the United States bishops during their fall general assembly in Baltimore. “The Church has a tremendous opportunity, and an equally tremendous responsibility, to bring people...

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Supreme Court To Hear School's Transgender Bathroom Case

Washington D.C., Oct 28, 2016 / 03:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Supreme Court has announced that it will hear a case on whether students identifying as transgender may be required to use restrooms according to their biological birth sex. “Schools have a duty to protect the privacy and safety of...

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Why LGBT Activists Are Standing By These Christian Businesses

Washington D.C., Oct 28, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- When Kentucky t-shirt designer Blaine Adamson declined to print promotional shirts for a gay pride festival, he found himself facing a discrimination ruling from the county’s human rights commission. But he also found an abundance of...

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One Fewer Christian-Owned Bakery After Religious Freedom Fight

Portland, Ore., Oct 10, 2016 / 06:23 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Christian couple has closed their Oregon bakery, which faced heavy fines after they declined to make a cake for a same-sex “wedding” ceremony. “We have closed Sweet Cakes,” the bakery said on its Facebook page Sept. 29. “We appreciate...

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Ministry Leaders Of Hispanic Catholics Meet In Rome For V Encuentro

Leaders in ministry to Hispanic Catholics in the United States stand in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican Sept. 26 with the Encuentro cross. Making a pilgrimage to Rome in preparation for launching the four-year Encuentro process are Alejandro Aguilera-Titus, director of the V Encuentro;...

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Pope Francis: Love Those Who Struggle, But Don't Push Gender Theory On Kids

Aboard the papal plane, Oct 2, 2016 / 03:55 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On his way back from Georgia and Azerbaijan Pope Francis criticized what he called the “wicked” push of gender theory in schools, but stressed that individuals who struggle with their sexual identity ought to be treated with mercy,...

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Meet The Courage Apostolate's New Leader: Fr. Philip Bochanski

Washington D.C., Sep 29, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Expansion and further welcoming outreach are the plans for the next head of Courage International, a Catholic apostolate for people with same-sex attraction. “I look forward to welcoming more courageous men and women in the name of the...