Human Dignity

September 16, 2014

Death Toll Rises in Central African Violence

U.N. peacekeepers take over from African forces to stem the tide.

September 12, 2014

Bishops of Philippines Declare Day of Prayer for Peace in Iraq and Syria

The initiative ties in with the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

September 11, 2014

Knights of Columbus’ Collection for Persecuted Iraqis Passes $2 Million

In just three weeks, a matching campaign by the Catholic fraternal order has drawn more than $1 million in public donations.

September 11, 2014

Archbishop Aquila's 9/11 Reminder: Love of God Linked to Love of Man

The archbishop of Denver wrote that violence in the name of religion, be it the terrorist attacks of 13 years ago or the current atrocities perpetuated by ISIS and Boko Haram, is a reflection of a hatred of God.

September 10, 2014

Legal Group: Belgium’s Assisted-Suicide Law Failed a Depressed Woman

‘People suffering from depression need compassion and love, not a prescription for death,’ said a senior member of Alliance Defending Freedom.

September 10, 2014

Dawkins and Down Syndrome: Rants and Reason

COMMENTARY

September 8, 2014

Church Serves Women ‘the Rest of the World Has Left Behind’

‘Anyone who thinks that the Catholic Church doesn’t support women doesn’t know much about the Church,’ an executive from Catholic Relief Services said.

August 30, 2014

When Reagan and Ratzinger Teamed Up on Faith and Hope

COMMENTARY: Thirty years ago, the duo wrote words of wisdom worth paying attention to today.

August 26, 2014

Battle to Halt Ebola Epidemic Needs Concerted Effort, Vatican Adviser Says

Catholic organizations are ‘very active,’ Msgr. Robert Vitillo said, but there is no structured international network of volunteers.

August 25, 2014

‘Marriage Equality’

A REGISTER EDITORIAL

August 15, 2014

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe: Giving a Voice to the Voiceless in Uganda

The Ugandan religious sister helps disadvantaged girls regain their dignity.

August 13, 2014

Survey: Christian Supporters of Same-Sex Unions Show Other Moral Divisions

Sociologist Mark Regnerus suggested that the sexual morality of many churchgoing Christians ‘shifted years ago.’

August 12, 2014

Report: Planned Parenthood May Defraud U.S. Taxpayers

Alliance Defending Freedom’s third annual audit suggested that Planned Parenthood practices ‘resulted in losses to the American taxpayer of more than $115 million’ from health-care funding programs.

August 11, 2014

U.S. Catholics Say Prayers for Peace in Iraq

Vigils are scheduled for today in New York and Denver and will continue in other dioceses.

August 8, 2014

Refugees Fleeing Violence Deserve Care, U.S. Bishops Emphasize

Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo of Seattle said, ‘As a leader in human-rights protection around the world,’ the United States often instructs ‘other nations to receive refugees or protect human rights. Yet when child refugees appear on our own border, we struggle to respond in a humane way.’

August 1, 2014

Protesters Criticize Global Failure to Rescue Missing Nigerian Girls

The more than 200 girls were kidnapped 100 days ago July 24.

August 1, 2014

Massachusetts Enacts Temporary Buffer-Zone Law in Response to Supreme Court Ruling

While peaceful pro-life activism could be unimpeded by the new law, concern exists that it may not be fairly enforced.

July 30, 2014

Global Religious-Freedom Report Falls Short, Critics Contend

Robert George, vice chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, said, ‘The world is not a great place at the moment for religious liberty, and we need to be doing something.’

July 28, 2014

U.N. Agency Criticized for Efforts to Push Abortion on Ireland

The legal adviser for the pro-life group Family & Life, said, ‘There is no such thing as a right to abortion in international human-rights law, whether as an explicit right or as an adjunct to other rights. Any statement to the contrary displays either an ignorance of international human-rights law or a cavalier and manipulative attitude towards genuine human rights.'

July 25, 2014

Federal Judge Strikes Down Colo. Marriage-Defense Amendment

The state’s bishops urge Catholics in Colorado to defend marriage in the face of this ‘emotional arrangement.’

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