Human Dignity

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.’

July 25, 2014

Cease-Fire Signed in Central African Republic Conflict

The agreement was signed after three days of talks in the neighboring Republic of the Congo. The predominantly Muslim Seleka forces dropped their demand that the Central African Republic be split into a Muslim north and a Christian south.

July 24, 2014

Iraq’s Christians: Robbed, Abandoned and Desperate to Survive

The situation for Iraq’s Christians grows more desperate, as Chaldean Catholics in the U.S. plead with the Church to take notice and raise its voice.

July 24, 2014

Church Response to Refugees Is Part of the Pro-Life Call, Bishop Says

Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh said, ‘Being pro-life requires we protect and care for vulnerable persons from conception to natural death.’

July 23, 2014

Criminalizing the Buying of Sex in Canada

July 18, 2014

World Human Rights Court: Europe Cannot Be Forced to Redefine Marriage

The international body ruled July 16 that European laws establishing the right of men and women to freely marry 'cannot be construed as imposing an obligation on the contracting states to grant access to marriage to same-sex couples.'

July 17, 2014

Same-Sex Attraction and the Catholic Church

Father Paul Check, executive director of Courage International, frames the narrative in Christ and authentic human identity.

July 16, 2014

North Carolina Lawmakers Stand by ‘Choose Life’ Plates

Alliance Defending Freedom has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review a censorship case related to the pro-life specialty plates.

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