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For just a $5 co-pay, abortion drug will be available to students at St. Thomas University in New Brunswick

The Catholic institution will begin covering the abortifacient this fall as part of its health plan.

Protecting children: U.S. bishops’ staffer heads to Rome for specialized studies

By Drew Dillingham Catholic News Service (First in a series) ROME — Since the 16th century, 16 popes have been students at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. I will never be the 17th — just ask my wife. Instead, … Continue reading ?

If There Is An Antichrist, Is There An Antimary?

This is the title of an article by Dr Carrie Gress which appears in the National Catholic Register, and caught my eye. I met Dr Gress last year at the Acton University where she gave a talk on faith and culture and the current discussion about the “Benedict Option.” (She and I are both speaking there again this coming June). Show More Summary

How we’ve reduced our identity to a Google Maps search

3 weeks agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

A Queen’s University student discovered some alarming home truths when he spent months investigating our addiction to the use of the blanket terms Protestant and Roman Catholic as a catch-all to describe the population of Northern Ireland. Roy Fisher, a print-maker and market trader who carried out the research for his Masters thesis, found that more...

About Today's March for Life

I post this as I head out the door to the March for Life. I’ve been going for over two decades – since college, when I happened to be in town at The Catholic University of America (which some of you have heard me mention a time or two). This year, the election of Donald Trump as president marks something of a whole new level for the annual event. Show More Summary

We Can't Return to the Days of Workplace Immigration Raids

In a speech at Catholic University earlier this month, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka acknowledged the very real fear that immigrant workers in our country are feeling as President Donald Trump begins his term in office and pledged that the labor movement will stand strong and united in defense of all working people.

The University of Texas at Austin’s Medical School Will Soon Train Students at a Catholic Hospital

Can medical students get the training they need if their school is working with a Catholic institution that forbids abortions and birth control?

What Happened to Shane Montgomery?

In November 2014, 21-year-old Shane Montgomery, a catholic high school graduate from the Roxborough section of Philadelphia, was a senior at nearby West Chester University. On Wednesday night November 26, 2014, Montgomery, his cousin and a couple of friends were barhopping in Philadelphia. Show More Summary

In Majority Catholic Philippines, Duterte Orders Better Access To Birth Control

last monthNews : The Two-Way

A law in the Philippines mandates universal access to contraception, but the Supreme Court and the Catholic Church have fought its implementation. President Rodrigo Duterte is pushing back.

Can Augustine's City of God Work on Twitter?

Tomorrow, Chad C. Pecknold, a professor at the Catholic University of America, begins an experiment: a seminar over Twitter  on St. Augustine’s City of God. ( We talk a bit about it here.) You can join the discussion at @CCPecknold Thursday night at 8 P.M. Show More Summary

Dr. Chad Pecknold is taking Augustine to Twitter

Dr. Chad Pecknold is associate professor of systematic theology at Catholic University of America, and he also provides great insights on politics from his Twitter account @ccpecknold. He spoke briefly with Josh Mercer, Editor of CatholicVote’s daily newsletter, The Loop.  How did your family celebrate the Epiphany? Our family celebrated Epiphany eve by going to [...]

13 Chapters of This Pro-Abortion Group are Operating on Catholic University Campuses

The pro-abortion legal activist organization Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ) recently changed its name and expanded its mission, but even though the goals of the organization are in direct conflict with Catholic moral teaching, at least 13 student chapters are active on the campuses of Catholic university law schools. Last June, LSRJ officially morphed […]

EPISTEMIC CLOSURE: There’s going to be a third meeting at Catholic University on “the relationship …

EPISTEMIC CLOSURE: There’s going to be a third meeting at Catholic University on “the relationship of Catholicism to libertarianism.” As with the others, there are no libertarians (or, indeed, anyone remotely right of center) on the docket.

St Thomas on the Rites of the Mass - Lectures by Fr Innocent Smith O.P.

On Saturday, December 3, Fr. Innocent Smith, O.P. gave a pair of lectures at the Catholic Center at New York University, entitled “The Rest is Said in Praise to God: Thomas Aquinas on the Rites of the Mass,” drawing on the commentaries on the Mass that may be found in the Scriptum on the Sentences of Peter Lombard and the Summa theologiae. Show More Summary

Secularists raise doubts as priest eyes top job at French university

The expected appointment of a Catholic priest as president of the University of Strasbourg in eastern France has upset secular sensibilities in a country where separation of Church and state institutions is strictly observed.

Catholics more committed to workplace than evangelicals are, study finds

(Baylor University) Catholics are more emotionally committed to their workplaces than are Evangelicals -- and people with strong attachments to God, regardless of their faith group, are more committed to their jobs when they work for smaller companies, according to a Baylor University study.

Catholic Schools Will Help Undocumented Students

As President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration and the threat of mass deportation grow closer, more than 70 leaders of Roman Catholic universities have pledged their support for undocumented immigrant students, vowing to assist vulnerable...Show More Summary

Melkite Liturgy on Campus of UC Berkeley, This Saturday 5pm

Fr Sebastian Carnazzo of St Elias Melkite Catholic Church, Los Gatos, California, has instituted an Outreach Divine Liturgy on the campus of University of California, Berkeley, which will be held this Saturday, Dec 3rd, at 5pm, in the...Show More Summary

Scans locate historic secret room in walls of Gunpowder plot house

Concealed inside a key building in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, researchers from The University of Nottingham have used the latest scanning technology to reveal in 3-D a hiding-hole used by 17th-Century Catholic priests escaping religious persecution.

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