Bishops: No Litmus Test for SCOTUS Nominee!

In anticipation of tonight’s announcement about who will be nominated to fill a vacant Supreme Court seat, the U.S. Bishops have sent a letter to the U.S. Senate expressing strong objections to subjecting judicial nominees to a litmus test in support of Roe v. Wade, or to using a nominee’s faith as a proxy for their views on the country’s most controversial ruling.

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More Women Opting for Life as Consecrated Virgins

In response to an uptick in the number of women requesting permission to dedicate themselves to God as consecrated virgins, the Vatican has issued revised guidelines on this ancient and sacred path known as the Ordo virginum (Order of virgins).

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Facebook’s Independence Day Faux Pas

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

Just as the United States was about to celebrate Independence Day, Facebook once again embarrassed itself with its onerous censorship policies by flagging the Declaration of Independence as “hate speech.”

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Catholic Youth Pen Open Letter in Support of Humanae Vitae

As we near the 50th Anniversary of the promulgation of Humanae Vitae, the Church’s definitive statement on artificial birth control, nearly 200 Catholic youth have published an open letter of support for the document, calling it “beautiful and prophetic.”

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Pope on the Precious Blood & “A Revolution of Tenderness”

As the universal Church enters into the month of July, a time when Christians pay special homage to the Precious Blood of Jesus, Pope Francis explained that God chose the sign of blood “because no other sign is so eloquent to express the supreme love of life given for others.”

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Is Dumbed Down Christianity To Blame for Success of New Age?

A hard-hitting commentary recently published in The Catholic Gentleman asks some serious questions about how the New Age has become so fascinating, particularly to millennials, and if dumbed-down Christianity may be at least part of the blame.

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