Catholic Teaching

Thumbnail shutterstock 231919336 Can I Donate My Body to Science?

Some people may wish to “donate their body to science” after they die. Such a gift of themselves can be objectively good and praiseworthy provided...

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Thumbnail bionic eye iris pupil cc0 10 catholic news agency cna 4815 Can we delete death? Transhumanism's lofty goal meets a Catholic response

It sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie – being able to “upload” our minds to computers to live on after we die, to freeze our bodies only...

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Thumbnail cardinal christoph schomborn 2 at press conference on post synodal apostolic exhortation amoris laetitia in vatican city on april 8 2016 credit daniel ibanez cna 4 8 16 Cardinal Schönborn praises 'Amoris Laetitia' stance on gay marriage

Pope Francis' new document on love in the family is welcome particularly for its steadfast adherence to Church teaching on homosexual acts and...

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Thumbnail catechism Catechism of the Catholic Church

With the exception of the Bible, which reportedly adorns more of the world’s bookshelves than any other printed volume, the most widely circulated...

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Thumbnail tim kaine Catholic bishop sees contradictions in the politics of Tim Kaine

On July 28, Sen. Tim Kaine formally accepted the Democratic vice presidential nomination, becoming Hilary Clinton’s running mate. Following the...

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Sacramento, Calif., Apr 27, 2017 / 12:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A lawsuit has been filed against a Catholic hospital in California for refusing an...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 126340763 Cremains and Respect for the Human Body

In the famous story of David and Goliath, Goliath boasts to the young David that after he kills him, he will give his flesh “to the birds of the...

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Thumbnail african mother and child credit sura nualpradid shutterstock cna Critics of Congolese relief project got it wrong, CRS says

Baltimore, Md., Oct 24, 2016 / 03:35 pm (CNA).- Catholic Relief Services says claims that it took part in contraceptive distribution as part of a...

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Thumbnail classroom credit p chinnapong via wwwshutterstockcom cna 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...

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Thumbnail pope francis meets with german bishops during their ad limina visit vatican city nov 20 2015 credit losservatore romano cna 11 20 15 German bishops say the divorced-and-remarried may receive Communion

Cologne, Germany, Feb 1, 2017 / 11:29 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The German bishops have published their own guidelines on Amoris laetitia allowing, in...

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Thumbnail post francis post synodal apostolic exhortation amoris laetitia in vatican city on april 8 2016 credit daniel ibanez cna 4 8 16 Interpreting Amoris Laetitia 'through the lens of Catholic tradition'

While some passages in Pope Francis’ new document may be unclear and open to multiple interpretations, the correct view is that which aligns with...

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Thumbnail woman 1 credit unsplash cna 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...

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Washington D.C., Oct 27, 2016 / 03:31 am (CNA).- Travis Rieder and his wife Sadiye have one child. She wanted a big family, but he’s a philosopher...

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Thumbnail holy trinity Knowing who we are; knowing what we are supposed to do

This fall I am giving presentations to all of the high school teachers, staff and administrators in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. These talks...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 558113467 My personal story as a Catholic conscientious objector

As I was trying to discern what God wanted me to write about, I walked into my 16-year-old son’s bedroom to discover a military calendar hanging on...

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Thumbnail the new mexico state capitol credit cmh2315fl via flickr cc by nc 20 New Mexico bishops admonish pro-choice Catholic legislators

Santa Fe, NM, Mar 14, 2017 / 05:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- New Mexico Bishops released a statement last week discouraging public advocacy from...

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Thumbnail death penalty credit california department of corrections and rehabilitation wikipedia cc 20 cna New pledge aims to amplify Catholic opposition to death penalty

Washington D.C., May 14, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA).- A Catholic pledge against the death penalty cites Pope Francis’ stand as a motive to increase...

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Thumbnail pope francis at the general audience in st peter square feb 22 2017 credit losservatore romano 2 cna Pope Francis: Church teaching helps us avoid harm of ideology

Vatican City, May 19, 2017 / 11:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis warned that ideologues sow confusion and division in the Church in the name of...

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