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Does the Catholic Church really respect women, or the men who support them?

March 31, 2013Pope Francis arrives to lead an open-air Easter Mass in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Pope Francis … Continued

What Catholic women want

Catholic women leaders see in Pope Francis’s call to action tremendous potential for new conversations about gender in the church and society.

Pope Francis: The end of ‘fortress Catholicism’?

Pope Francis reached out to gays, saying he won’t judge priests for their sexual orientation in a news conference Monday. … Continued

Cape Verde’s Jewish history stays alive

Preservation of memory is critical to the Jewish psyche, and in Cape Verde there is an uplifting story of remembrance … Continued

The new (old) Catholic Church

On the Feast of the Holy Family, I went to Mass in my hometown’s Cathedral in Colorado Springs – a … Continued

Roman Catholic women priests?

AFP/GETTY IMAGES Pope Benedict XVI arrives to lead an ordination mass at St Peter’s basilica at the Vatican on April … Continued

With allegations of a ‘nun crackdown,’ the Vatican goes spring cleaning

If everyone could just calm down for a moment regarding the Vatican and nuns, perhaps we could all consider some … Continued

Can the Catholic Church embrace the pill?

The Catholic bishops are in the process of lifting the ban on the birth control pill. The problem is they … Continued

Catholic women and contraception: Why don’t Catholics use Natural Family Planning?

Associated Press The Catholic Church, McGuire argues, should use this moment to more clearly explain its teaching on contraception and … Continued

Did the bishops forget about women?

LARRY DOWNING REUTERS U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement next to Secretary of HHS Kathleen Sebelius about contraceptive care … Continued

Obama vs. Catholics: Walking the contraception tightrope

            The Obama health care plan’s showdown with Catholic institutions belongs in what my husband calls the “too hard file.” … Continued

Sex trafficking and the Super Bowl

On the Catholic liturgical calendar, February 5 is the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time. In the U.S., where professional football … Continued

Religious exemptions in new birth control regulations

Some religious organizations have voices opposition to the new women’s health regulations announced Monday. The Obama administration announced new expanded … Continued

Family planning is preventive healthcare for women

It’s hard to understand why Sister Mary Ann Walsh was not able to find a ready answer to her question … Continued

Peter King’s hearings: Islamophobia draped in the American flag

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) heads the House Homeland Security Committee. (Washington Post) Representative Peter King, Chair of the House Homeland … Continued

In good conscience?

By Jon O’Brien president, Catholics for Choice In his annual speech to the diplomatic corps with credentials at the Vatican, … Continued

Going where no pope has gone before

In an interview with journalist Peter Seewald, Pope Benedict XVI said that condom use may be acceptable under “exceptional circumstances” … Continued

Mother Teresa and transubstantiation: living vs. knowing the faith

The September 2010 Pew Survey on religious knowledge ranked Catholics – especially Latino Catholics — at the bottom, putting atheists … Continued

Women’s Ordination Conference: Vatican’s ‘scare tactics’ appalling

Today, Women’s Ordination Conference (WOC) Executive Director Erin Saiz Hanna made the following statement in response to the Vatican’s announcement … Continued

Catholic schools need men

By Mark Judgeauthor The Catholic schools of Washington should hire me — because I’m a man. When I started substitute … Continued