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The Church Needs A Unified Strategy To Counter Gender Ideology, Expert Says

Rome, Italy, May 19, 2017 / 06:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Apostolic nuncios attended a crash course last year on gender from an expert in the field, who stressed the need for the Church to develop a unified strategy, based on the faith's basic principles, in fighting gender ideology. First, “we...

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Courage Apostolate Participates In Mexican Bishops' Meeting

Mexico City, Mexico, May 15, 2017 / 03:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Four representatives from Courage International, Inc. – a Catholic ministry which supports those who experience homosexual inclinations in choosing chastity – participated in the Mexican Bishops’ Conference plenary assembly last...

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Marching On

My feet hurt from watching all the marching going on every night on the news. And everyone who marches seems to be very angry. But just as every time political opponents call each other Hitler they diminish the evil of the real Hitler, so too it is with marching. Too much of it tends to dilute...

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Archbishop Aquila Allows Boy Scout Troops Under Catholic Guidelines

Denver, Colo., Apr 26, 2017 / 03:04 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver has announced that parishes in his diocese may continue to charter Boy Scout troops, as long as they follow requirements to ensure that Catholic identity and teaching are upheld. In his latest column in the...

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Dr. Singer … I Presume

More than a decade ago, I had the opportunity to interview Peter Singer. Dr. Singer was then and continues to be the Ira W. DeCamp professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values at Princeton. If that sounds important it’s because it is. Being he was one of the Founding Fathers...

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In North Carolina, More Changes For Disputed Bathroom Law

Raleigh, N.C., Mar 31, 2017 / 09:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- North Carolina has modified its law on gender identity and the use of bathrooms and locker rooms, after facing pressure from LGBT activists and their allies in business, sports and entertainment. But some say the changes take the wrong...

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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...