Anti-Cordileone ad misrepresents Catholicism, archdiocese says

San Francisco, Calif., Apr 17, 2015 / 04:13 am (CNA).- A group of Catholics promoting a full-page advertisement asking Pope Francis to remove Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone don’t represent San Francisco Catholics and misrepresent the facts, the archdiocese has said. “The advertisement is a misrepresentation of Catholic teaching, a misrepresentation of the nature of the (archdiocese’s) teacher contract, and a misrepresentation of the spirit of the archbishop,” the San … [Read more...]

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Getting married? Want to stay married? These Catholics can help

Denver, Colo., Apr 16, 2015 / 03:51 pm (CNA).- With Christian marriages facing obstacles from pornography and infidelity to self-centeredness and divorce, what are faithful Catholics to do? First, learn what love – the heart of marriage – really means, said a group of lay Catholics and theologians who have produced a marriage prep video series. “Many married couples don’t know what love really is. They don’t know how to love. They don’t know what … [Read more...]

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The new celibacy? How porn may be destroying the impetus for sex

Denver, Colo., Apr 16, 2015 / 04:04 am (CNA).- One of music artist John Mayer's most signature songs is “Daughters,” a sweet and simple tribute to the importance of parents' influence on their little girls. Here's the refrain: “So fathers, be good to your daughters, Daughters will love like you do. Girls become lovers who turn into mothers, So mothers, be good to your daughters too.” But when John Mayer isn't crooning about your beautiful daughters, … [Read more...]

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Don’t thwart nuclear agreement with Iran, bishop warns Congress

Washington D.C., Apr 14, 2015 / 04:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The head of the U.S. Bishops' international peace committee supports the new framework for Iran's nuclear program and is asking the U.S. Congress not to “undermine” the deal.   “We welcome the most recent step the United States and its international partners have taken with Iran and encourage our nation to continue down this path,” said Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces. N.M. Bishop Cantu spoke … [Read more...]

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After controversy, NJ Catholic school reinstates teacher with plea for ‘truth and charity’

Metuchen, NJ, Apr 14, 2015 / 02:41 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A New Jersey Catholic school has reinstated a teacher who was the focus of media controversy over her social media posts critical of LGBT advocacy. The school stressed the need for a positive presentation of the Catholic faith while also lamenting “hurtful” media coverage about the teacher. Immaculata High School in Somerville, N.J., said that all issues related to theology teacher Patricia Jannuzzi’s employment are … [Read more...]

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The fix that wasn’t: law professor says Indiana legislature demoted religious freedom

South Bend, Ind., Apr 10, 2015 / 04:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Notre Dame law professor says religious liberty in Indiana was set back by the state legislature’s hasty reaction to strong criticism of a law intended to strengthen religious freedom protections. “The fix is a substantial, and in my judgment misguided retreat from the original Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and I think it gives away too much of religious liberty,” Professor Gerard V. Bradley said in an April … [Read more...]

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US sees increase in priestly ordination numbers this year

Washington D.C., Apr 10, 2015 / 02:14 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The numbers are in: almost 600 Catholic men will be ordained priests for the U.S. in 2015, an increase of more than 100 from last year. Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of Raleigh, N.C. said April 7 that the increase in ordination numbers is “encouraging.” The bishop, who heads the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations, noted that those to be ordained cited positive influences like … [Read more...]

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