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At the United Nations, the Vatican is Church and State. That Needs to Change.

In order for the pope’s new turn to have an impact, the UN must start by recognizing that the Holy See is not a state and should have no greater representation than any other religion.

N.Y. Freethought Trail traces nonbelievers’ historic course

SENECA FALLS, N.Y. — More than 29,000 people visit the Women’s Rights National Historical Park each year, where they sit … Continued

Former charity head confirmed as U.S. ambassador to Vatican

RNS () — The U.S. Senate has confirmed former Catholic Relief Services head Ken Hackett to be the next ambassador … Continued

Why the anti-abortion movement must start by changing the culture

While America suffers over 1.2 million abortions per year, the debate about how to end abortion rages on. And the … Continued

Report: ‘Catholic McCarthyism’ threatens bishops’ anti-poverty push

Conservative activists are threatening the social justice mission of the Catholic Church just when the country needs it most, a … Continued

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Questioning the Abortion Worldview

How can scholars agree on the science surrounding abortion but not its moral responsibility?

Irish abortion debate reflects growing church-state tensions

DUBLIN, Ireland — Ruth Bowie was in the throes of grief when she found out she would never know her … Continued

40 years after Roe, abortion remains legal – but restricted

WASHINGTON — Forty years after the Supreme Court legalized abortion, the constitutional right many Americans take for granted is coming … Continued

Four priests, four friends: Bishops witness historic changes in Catholic life

Whether by accident, serendipity or divine design, four future heavyweights of American Catholicism found themselves in the Class of 1962 … Continued

Election 2012: Sex, lies and videotape

AFP/GETTY IMAGES A man fills out paper work to participate in the final day of early voting at the Lancaster … Continued