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In Talk At Facebook, Bishop Barron Tackles How To Debate Religion

People need to learn how to argue better on the internet, especially about religion, Catholic media personality and Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron said in remarks at Facebook's headquarters on Monday. “Seek with great patience to understand your opponent’s position,” he advised,...

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In Rare WSJ Op-Ed, Cardinal Sarah Says Fr. Martin's LGBT Outreach Falls Short

Catholic outreach to LGBT individuals must always include the truth about Catholic teaching and chastity, Cardinal Robert Sarah said in an article responding to Jesuit priest Fr. James Martin. “The Catholic Church has been criticized by many, including some of its own followers, for its...

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Hate Speech Is Vocal Pornography, Says Archbishop Gregory

The Archbishop of Atlanta said this week that racism must be solved through encounter, and stressed that ignorance is the fuel to bigotry and hate speech, which he likened to a type of pornography. “Such harsh and insulting language has too often given rise to acts of violence that destroy any...

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The Rise Of The 'alt-Right' – How Should The Church Respond?

People are probably familiar with white supremacist groups like neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan – both of which made an appearance at the violent rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia that shocked the nation and the world. But what of the self-described “alt-right” movement, which drew a younger...

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US Bishops Create Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism

In the wake of the recent white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville, the U.S. bishops have announced that they are establishing a new Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism. “Recent events have exposed the extent to which the sin of racism continues to inflict our nation,” said Cardinal Daniel...

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A Brief History Of The Catholic Church's Fight Against Racism

Catholic bishops from around the country recently condemned the white nationalism at rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia. But what might be lesser known is that the Church has spoken out against racism through the centuries, and still calls for conversion from it. “If we want a different kind...

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In Wake Of Violence, Archbishop Urges Catholics To Foster Racial Peace

Responding to violence caused by the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Archbishop of Los Angeles said the message in this week's Gospel is one of inclusion, no matter a person's race or nationality. “We heard those beautiful words from the prophet Isaiah in the first...

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Archbishop Gomez Calls On Catholics To Become Instruments Of Unity And Healing To Overcome New Forms Of Racism And Nationalism

In a homily delivered at two Los Angeles parishes this weekend, Archbishop José H. Gomez spoke out on the racial tensions that have been exposed in the wake of the Aug. 11–12 “Unite the Right” white-nationalist rally held in Charlottesville, Virginia.  “We are seeing in our country a new kind...

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Why This Catholic Takes Issue With 'gay' And 'straight' Labels

Denver, Colo., Jul 13, 2017 / 03:01 am (CNA).- Chastity actually means fulfillment, not suffering – and labeling people in terms of their sexual inclinations or attractions first is ultimately a reduction of their human dignity. These ideas form the basis of a provocative new book by Daniel...

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Newark Archdiocese Defends Welcoming Of LGBT Pilgrimage

Newark, N.J., Jun 20, 2017 / 06:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Last month Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark welcomed a pilgrimage of self-identified LGBT pilgrims, with an archdiocesan spokesman saying it should be seen in the context of welcoming everyone, not as archdiocese sponsorship of the...

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Oregon Offers 'third-Gender' Option On Driver's Licenses

Portland, Maine, Jun 20, 2017 / 12:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Starting next month, Oregon will be the first state to offer a non-binary option on forms of DMV identification for residents who do not identify as male or female. Oregon residents will have the option to mark “X” instead of female or...

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Illinois Makes Foster Care Workers Support Transgenderism

Chicago, Ill., Jun 2, 2017 / 12:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Earlier this month, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) issued new standards that require its employees and potential foster parents to accept and encourage children who wish to alter their gender. The new policies...

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The Church Needs A Unified Strategy To Counter Gender Ideology, Expert Says

Rome, Italy, May 19, 2017 / 06:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Apostolic nuncios attended a crash course last year on gender from an expert in the field, who stressed the need for the Church to develop a unified strategy, based on the faith's basic principles, in fighting gender ideology. First, “we...

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Courage Apostolate Participates In Mexican Bishops' Meeting

Mexico City, Mexico, May 15, 2017 / 03:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Four representatives from Courage International, Inc. – a Catholic ministry which supports those who experience homosexual inclinations in choosing chastity – participated in the Mexican Bishops’ Conference plenary assembly last...

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Marching On

My feet hurt from watching all the marching going on every night on the news. And everyone who marches seems to be very angry. But just as every time political opponents call each other Hitler they diminish the evil of the real Hitler, so too it is with marching. Too much of it tends to dilute...