The science of attraction: How the pill is changing who women want

Boulder, Colo., Nov 11, 2014 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The pill is not only causing a massive shift in who women are attracted to, but is also wrecking havoc on their bodies, men and the environment. What's more? Biochemical research can prove it, says one critic. “Chemical contraceptives were first introduced as being good for our bodies,” said Vicki Thorn, founder of Project Rachel and the National Office for Post Abortion Reconciliation and Healing. “There was … [Read more...]

Minority presence in Catholic schools is a win-win, bishops say

Baltimore, Md., Nov 11, 2014 / 12:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Stressing the value of Catholic schools, leaders of the U.S. bishops called for greater outreach to underserved communities, to help them benefit from a faith-based education. “Welcoming more children from diverse populations in our Catholic schools, and particularly making an effort to reach out to underserved communities, is important for the future of Catholic schools and of our Church,” said Bishop Daniel E. Flores of … [Read more...]

On Veteran’s Day, pray for those who made the ‘ultimate sacrifice’

Washington D.C., Nov 11, 2014 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The commemoration of Veterans’ Day offers Catholics the opportunity to pray for the souls of those who have fallen and for the consolation of those wounded, says the archbishop of the U.S. armed services. “Veterans’ Day invites us to pause for a moment and reflect on the lives of men and women who respond and responded to the needs of our Nation,” said Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese for the … [Read more...]

US bishops say despite media hype, synod showed consensus

Baltimore, Md., Nov 10, 2014 / 03:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. bishops who attended the recent Synod on the Family have emphasized that while the media painted a picture of conflict, the synod fathers were actually united in support of Church teaching. “This synod, brothers, was one of consensus. Rather remarkable consensus, faithful to the authentic understanding of matrimony revealed by God,” said Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York. Cardinal Dolan addressed the U.S. … [Read more...]

Archbishop Kurtz: Want to strengthen families? Witness ‘truths of the faith’

Baltimore, Md., Nov 10, 2014 / 02:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In responding to crises faced by modern families, the Church must work to restore hope and confidence that the call of the Gospel can be lived out, the head of the U.S. bishops’ conference said. “We can’t deny the social and economic challenges families face today; they are deep-seated and powerful,” Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville acknowledged. “Yet we know that hope in marriage is well-founded, … [Read more...]

LA priest cleared by Vatican of sexual misconduct claims

Los Angeles, Calif., Nov 10, 2014 / 02:03 pm (CNA).- A Vatican tribunal has “definitively determined” that there is no proof of sexual misconduct by Monsignor Richard Loomis, a prominent Los Angeles archdiocese priest. “Monsignor Loomis has always professed his innocence of these accusations,” the Los Angeles archdiocese said Nov. 8, saying the tribunal’s determination followed “ten years of exhaustive investigation and canonical trial.” The … [Read more...]

World Meeting of Families is ‘moment of grace’ for global Church

Baltimore, Md., Nov 10, 2014 / 01:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As registration opens for the upcoming World Meeting of Families, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said that the gathering will be a chance to strengthen the Church throughout the whole world. “The World Meeting of Families is a moment of grace for Catholics and other people of good will from around the globe,” the archbishop said. ”That’s our goal. That’s the reason for our … [Read more...]