What Catholic leaders are saying about Paul Ryan’s poverty plan

Washington D.C., Jun 11, 2016 / 06:14 am (CNA).- After U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan announced a task force on poverty this, Catholic leaders and economists weighed in, saying that it was a good starting point, but that more needed to be done.Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami voiced hope that the proposal would be a conversation-starter on poverty, saying it “ought to be a catalyst for strong bi-partisan dialogue about our brothers and sisters in need and our obligations to give them … [Read more...]

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What Catholic leaders are saying about Paul Ryan’s poverty plan

Washington D.C., Jun 11, 2016 / 06:14 am (CNA).- After U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan announced a task force on poverty this, Catholic leaders and economists weighed in, saying that it was a good starting point, but that more needed to be done.Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami voiced hope that the proposal would be a conversation-starter on poverty, saying it “ought to be a catalyst for strong bi-partisan dialogue about our brothers and sisters in need and our obligations to give them … [Read more...]

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Why does this woman want to teach priests?

Chicago, Ill., Jun 10, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Dawn Eden Goldstein isn’t trying to be a priest.She even argued in a New York Times debate that women should not become ordained deacons.But that didn’t stop her from becoming the first woman ever to earn her doctorate in sacred theology alongside an all-male, all-seminarian class at Mundelein seminary in Illinois.Even though Goldstein technically graduated from the University of St. Mary of the Lake, she was in the same … [Read more...]

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Why does this woman want to teach priests?

Chicago, Ill., Jun 10, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Dawn Eden Goldstein isn’t trying to be a priest.She even argued in a New York Times debate that women should not become ordained deacons.But that didn’t stop her from becoming the first woman ever to earn her doctorate in sacred theology alongside an all-male, all-seminarian class at Mundelein seminary in Illinois.Even though Goldstein technically graduated from the University of St. Mary of the Lake, she was in the same … [Read more...]

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Young nuns? It’s a trend.

Washington D.C., Jun 9, 2016 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- There is a young and vital presence of religious sisters, novices and postulants in U.S. Catholic life, a new survey has found.The Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious has released its latest survey of its 120 member communities in 137 U.S. dioceses.Mother Mary Agnes Donovan, S.V., council chairperson and superior general of the Sisters of Life, said the council is “blessed” to have both older and younger … [Read more...]

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With assisted suicide legal, L.A. archbishop calls for end of life care

Los Angeles, Calif., Jun 9, 2016 / 02:49 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Assisted suicide will change California for the worse, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles said on Wednesday, adding that Catholics and others must take action to show they will care for the ailing, not aid in killing them.“With the new ‘End of Life Options’ law we are crossing a line – from being a society that cares for those who are aging and sick to a society that kills those whose suffering we can no … [Read more...]

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Archbishop Chaput warns of ‘drastically’ unjust Pennsylvania bill

Philadelphia, Pa., Jun 9, 2016 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A proposed Pennsylvania bill unfairly targets religious entities over public institutions – despite its claim to aid sex abuse victims,  says Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia.“The problem with HB 1947 is its prejudicial content. It covers both public and religious institutions –  but in drastically different and unjust ways. The bill fails to support all survivors of abuse equally, and it’s a … [Read more...]

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