Church Teaching

February 22, 2012

2012's Long Lent

Ash Wednesday feature, our Feb. 26 issue editorial, which focuses on faith standing strong against the culture and the Pope's Lenten message.

February 4, 2012

John Paul II's Case Against Cohabitation

Professor debunks study that touts the 'benefits' of living together without marriage, taking cues from the late Pope and Christian teaching: 'Love and marriage are connected, and when you try to disconnect them, you end up with less love and bad relationships.'

January 28, 2012

The Waiting Womb

What are the infertility solutions prescribed by the Church? Jan. 29 issue feature.

January 17, 2012

Washington State Bishops Fight for Marriage and the Common Good

Their letter comes in response to legislation under consideration in the state that would grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

January 8, 2012

The Reality of Research

Why the Church is right about stem-cell research. Jan. 1 issue column.

December 10, 2011

Teaching Moments on Sexuality

Dec. 4 issue column on imparting Catholic teachings to teens.

December 8, 2011

Pope: 'In Her Sinless Perfection, Mary Is a Great Sign of Hope'

Dec. 8's special feast day, a holy day of obligation, honors the patroness of the United States and the Church's mother.

December 8, 2011

Archbishop Dolan Discusses Church Teaching on the Dignity of Human Life

At the University of Notre Dame, the New York archbishop said, 'This doctrine of the dignity of the human person should be taught to our children along with the Sign of the Cross, for it is at the very essence of our Catholic faith.'

November 30, 2011

Should We Seek Economic Equality?

The Occupy movement in light of Church teaching.

November 14, 2011

Former Adviser to U.S. Bishops Explains His Resignation

Daniel Avila says he resigned from his position at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops because of his 'desire to see the bishops continue their effective and courageous witness without distraction.'

October 24, 2011

Anita Caspary: Dissenter or Pioneer?

The former religious superior's death Oct. 5 offers the opportunity for a re-examination of the events surrounding her break from Church authority.

September 19, 2011

On the 30th Anniversary of ‘On Human Work’

Following in the footsteps of Pope Leo XIII’s Rerum Novarum, John Paul II’s gave us incisive teaching on how labor can bring us closer to God.

August 19, 2011

Over-sexualizing Theology of the Body

Bishop Jean Laffitte says the mystery of human and divine love can get lost.

August 10, 2011

Maryknoll Order Ready to Dismiss Father Bourgeois

Asked to renounce his stance on women's ordination, priest replied on Aug. 8: 'I will not recant.'

July 5, 2011

Bishops Speak Out Against Rhode Island Civil-Unions Bill

Bishop Thomas Tobin asks Catholics to pray for 'God's patience, mercy and forgiveness in these distressing times.'

June 6, 2011

The Catholic Solution for AIDS

How the Church is leading the way in prevention of the deadly disease.

June 3, 2011

Vice President Biden Meets With Pope Benedict

Private meeting was not on the Holy Father's public schedule for June 3.

June 3, 2011

FDA Issues Contraceptives Warning

Alert comes after new study finds high risk of fatal blood clots.

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