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After the Vatican's summit on abuse, the stakes are clearGreg Erlandson

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The long-awaited "Meeting on the Protection of Minors in the Church," nicknamed the abuse summit, was an extraordinary and historic gathering that surpassed many expectations while ...

USCCB meeting: What just happened, and what might happen next?JD Flynn

Baltimore, Md., Nov 12, 2018 CNA.- During a holy hour Monday morning, two survivors of clerical sexual abuse spoke to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops about their experiences, and their hopes for ...

Synodality and sexuality: What the youth synod document said and didn't sayEd Condon

Vatican City, Oct 29, 2018 CNA.- The fifteenth ordinary general session of the Synod of Bishops closed on Saturday. After a long afternoon of voting by the synod fathers, a final document was approved, ...

Along the 2,000-mile border, few things are black and white Rhina Guidos

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- I write about people who love it and people who hate it, people who want to make it bigger and stronger and longer, and those who want to knock it down. On July 3, I finally got to ...

What went wrong in the Sexual Revolution? New documentary takes a lookLizzy Joslyn

Los Angeles, Calif., Jul 4, 2018 CNA.- The story of a donor-conceived woman. The Sexual Revolution of the 1960s. The development of birth control. And a papal document that shocked the world. These themes ...

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 ...

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, ...