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Vatican Declares Gender Cannot Be Changed

In a new document issued this past summer, the Vatican declared in a decidedly harsh fashion that gender is a matter of biological birth, not personal choice, and can’t be changed. Bearing the title “Male and ...

Category: Equal Rights Morality Christianity

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5 Inspiring Saints With October Feast Days

The Catholic Church celebrates many saints each month. You don’t have to be Catholic to be inspired by their stories. Here are five saints whose feast days are in October. Saint Francis of Assisi Saint Francis is ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Religion

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Millennials and Nuns: An Unlikely Coalition Out To Change the World

Just because religious affiliation continues to dwindle in America does not mean that the number of people desiring a more environmentally friendly and socially progressive country is likewise declining. Enter Nuns and N ...

Category: Politics Religion

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How Much Do Americans Know About Religion?

Pew Research recently tested Americans’ knowledge about religion. Adults were asked 32 fact-based, multiple-choice questions about religion. Some questions were quite difficult, such as “What does the U.S. Co ...

Category: Politics Religion Science

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Is Pope Francis Opening the Door for Married Catholic Priests?

Last week, the Vatican formally opened renewed debate on the controversial issue of allowing married men to become ordained priests. The proposal is a prelude to the scheduled October meeting of the South American bishop ...

Category: Religion

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Catholic School Kicked Out of Archdiocese for Refusing To Fire Gay Teacher

In the latest chapter of the growing debate over the employment of LGBTQ staff in local Catholic educational institutions, the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Indiana, kicked the Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School out of the ...

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Remembering Katharine Drexel During Women’s History Month

The list of Americans canonized by the Roman Catholic Church is a short one. Most of the people considered American saints were not even born in the United States, but in Europe. Elizabeth Ann Seton, known for her contri ...

Category: Religion

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A Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

In 1908, Father Paul Wattson conceived an idea known as the Octave of Christian Unity. Wattson is one of the cofounders of the Graymoor Franciscan Friars, a branch in the Catholic Church. He wanted the church to focus on ...

Category: Religion Christianity

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Who Is Saint Lucy and Why Is She Celebrated in December?

On December 13, the Feast of Saint Lucia, or St. Lucy’s Day, is observed by Protestants and Catholics, typically in Scandinavian countries, such as Norway and Sweden, but also in Italy. Her feast day is associated ...

Category: Religion

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5 Female Saints of November

Take a trip into the history of the church by looking at some of the patron saints who have feast days in November. Saint Agnes of Assisi Most people are familiar with Agnes’ older sister, Clare. Clare founded th ...

Category: Religion

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