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The 8 immoral ways the government shutdown is hurting the needy

Grocery bags loaded with food from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, better known as WIC, … Continued

Government shutdown is a big deal for needy women and children

Because of the shutdown, 8.9 million women, infants, and children risk having their necessary benefits slashed or frozen.

Can Pope Francis help end the culture wars?

Francis’ words may be the push needed to keep the Catholic faith above the mess of American politics.

Latest measles outbreak tied to Texas megachurch

RNS () — Measles is making a worrisome resurgence across the U.S., with at least 135 documented cases this year … Continued

The very personal ethics of prenatal testing

(Bigstock photo/ ) Every pregnant woman has decisions to make about prenatal genetic testing, and it’s not as simple as … Continued

Catholic Church in Ireland faces abortion question

(Shawn Pogatchnik/AP ) This past Friday, an Irish coalition government introduced a bill which weakens Ireland’s strict anti-abortion laws. Debate … Continued

Abortion foes debate best PR approach

When thousands of abortion opponents gather on Friday (Jan. 25) on the National Mall for their annual protest march, they … Continued

Our lady of hyperemesis gravidarum

AFP/GETTY IMAGES Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, attends the UK Premiere of the film ‘African Cats’ in London on April 25, … Continued

Catholics and Planned Parenthood

The Republican-controlled Congress recently cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood and the vote has been projected as a great victory … Continued

Congressional budget: What would Jesus cut?

By David Beckmann As an economist, I believe we should make decisions based on facts and data. As a minister, … Continued

Opposite games by politicians

The U.S. House of Representatives voted last week to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions, along with … Continued

Defund family planning? Is that pro-life?

In my early days in the women’s health movement, I learned the slogan, “The personal is political.” As I’ve read … Continued

Is there common ground in abortion debate?

By Charles C. Camosy Religious pro-life voices in the public debate are often marginalized. First, the arguments they make are … Continued

On Churches and Dictators: The Pope Comes to Britain

By Eric Heinze If Pope Benedict XVI doesn’t go down as one of history’s most beloved pontiffs, he’ll certainly go … Continued

Pro-life movement and GOP politics: an unholy alliance

By Chris Korzen Self-proclaimed pro-life groups with close ties to the Republican Party are spending millions of dollars in a … Continued

Bristol and Levi: Poster children for the dumbing down of America

There they are on the cover of Us magazine, a teenage mom who managed to get her high school diploma … Continued

Sister Sarah

Traditional feminists are outraged by Sarah Palin’s claims to feminism, which I discuss in a Newsweek article this week called … Continued

Palin: a Pat Robertson feminist

Q: Can you be a feminist and oppose abortion in all circumstances? Can you be a person of faith and … Continued

Health care reform: A victory for life and human dignity

By Morna Murray and Vincent Millerpresident of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Goodprofessor, University of Dayton Americans who have … Continued

Catholic sisters challenge bishops on abortion, health reform

By David Waters Hard to say which men will find this more troubling, U.S. Catholic bishops or Glenn Beck, but … Continued