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Does God make people gay? A theologian respondsMary Rezac Catholic News Agency

Washington, D.C. (CNA/EWTN News) -- Sexual attraction does not define identity, a priest has said, after comments attributed to Pope Francis have prompted questions about Catholic doctrine and the nature ...

Analysis: With new appointments, Pope Francis puts his mark on the College of CardinalsAndrea Gagliarducci

Vatican City, May 21, 2018 CNA/EWTN News.- Pope Francis’ fifth consistory marks an important shift within the College of Cardinals: it is the first time in the five years of this pontificate that ...

Analysis: Why Francis might follow Benedict's lead on Chilean abuse scandalElise Harris

Vatican City, May 15, 2018 CNA/EWTN News.- This week 34 Chilean bishops are meeting with Pope Francis to discuss the country’s clerical sexual abuse scandal, which involves at least one of the bishops ...

How should Catholics respond to migration caravans?Christine Rousselle

Washington D.C., May 2, 2018 CNA.- A moral theologian has said that the US has an obligation to consider petitions from asylum seekers encamped along the US border with Mexico, while working to resolve ...

The face of Christ in Alfie Evans: An interview with Charles C. CamosyJD Flynn

New York City, N.Y., May 1, 2018 CNA/EWTN News.- Alfie Evans, a disabled British toddler who died Saturday after a contentious legal battle over his treatment, captured the attention of Catholics around ...

Why Catholics should beware as high-tech 'deepfake' videos emergeKevin Jones

DALLAS, Texas (CAN) -- Like any figure of importance, there is high likelihood that the Pope or another Catholic leader could be the subject of a fake video using a rapidly improving technology -- and ...

A conversation about 'Humanae Vitae' may finally be possibleCharlie Camosy

NEW YORK (CNS) -- Can one imagine a more difficult year for "Humanae Vitae" ("Of Human Life") to be heard than 1968? Blessed Paul VI's encyclical came out just as the sexual revolution was picking up ...

What will be gained from a deal with Beijing?Ed Condon

Beijing, China, Mar 29, 2018 CNA.- Ever since President Nixon famously “opened” China to the West, the country’s rise as an economic and political superpower has been a thorny nettle ...

Full text of Pope Francis' in-flight press conference from PeruCNA Staff

Vatican City, Jan 22, 2018 CNA/EWTN News.- In a conversation with journalists on his return flight from Peru to Rome on Sunday, Pope Francis discussed the people of Peru and Chile, clerical sexual abuse, ...

Cardinal Caffarra explains the reasons behind the dubiaCatholic News Agency

Bologna, Italy, Jan 16, 2017 CNA/EWTN News.- In an interview with an Italian daily published Saturday, Cardinal Carlo Caffarra discussed at length the questions which exist about the interpretation of ...