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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 ...

Analysis: Benedict XVI's letter - what the reaction revealedAndrea Gagliarducci

Vatican City, Mar 22, 2018 CNA.- The story of Benedict XVI’s letter and the communication issues it raised, dubbed “Lettergate,” has led to the resignation of a curial prefect, among ...

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 ...

Cardinal O'Malley: 'We join in the national mourning'Cardinal Sean P. O'malley

(Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley issued the following statement July 8 in the wake of the ambush of Dallas police officers July 7 that left 5 officers dead and 7 wounded.) The assassination of five members ...

'Whenever I use city water, I always pray': A day as a Flint momMakielah Conway

Editor's Note: The routine of running an energetic home with two teenagers and a pre-teen took on a whole new dimension for Makielah Conway when the Flint water crisis seeped into her residence. Raised ...

Pope's Homily at Cemetery on All Saints DayStaff Reporter

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We heard Jesus in the Gospel who teaches his disciples and the crowd gathered on the hill near Lake Galilee (cf. Matthew 5:1-12). The word of the risen ...

A historic papal visit... in 1979Thomas Lester

In the spirit of Pope Francis' recent visit to the United States, let us remember the last time the Roman Pontiff visited the City of Boston. In fact, it was this month, 36 years ago, that Pope John ...

Ash Wednesday is more than just ashesDonis Tracy Pilot Correspondent

Walk through any school, supermarket, subway or shopping center next Wednesday and you are likely to find Catholics marked with the sign of the cross in dark ashes on their forehead. Ash Wednesday -- ...