06 Dec 2014 Articles No comments

We are not losing “The Battle for the Bible"

In May Gallup released a poll showing how American opinions towards the Bible have changed in the last twenty years. The poll is summarized well in the gr…

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09 Mar 2016 News Vatican Comments (1)

Growth figures for total number of living baptized Catholics reflects tremendous increase

The Statistical Vatican Yearbook of the Church shows that the number of baptized Catholics worldwide has risen significantly. Catholics in the world continue to…

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20 May 2015 Vatican No comments

"Be joyful shepherds, trust your laity, be concrete", Pope Francis Said to Bishops

Bishops must have "ecclesial sensitivity," being bold in denouncing cultural trends that offend human dignity, but also trusting their lay faithful to fulfill t…

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13 Apr 2016 United Kingdom Comments (1)

Bishop Mark O’Toole urged his diocese to pray the rosary at least once a week for priestly vocations

The Bishop of Plymouth urged members of his diocese to pray the rosary at least once a week for priestly vocations. In a pastoral letter, which is expected t…

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06 Oct 2014 USA No comments

Knights of Columbus' 'heroic' pro-life work wins Notre Dame prize

South Bend, Ind., Oct 6, 2014 / 11:56 am .- The Knights of Columbus and Supreme Knight Carl Anderson have been named the recipients of a University of Notre Dam…

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28 Nov 2014 Q&A Comments (5)

Why only 10 commandments?

Full Question Why were God's commandments limited to ten? It seems that the additions of “Thou shall not rape," “Thou shall not condone slavery," and “Thou…

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02 Oct 2015 News USA No comments

In wake of Pope Francis, bishops urge Congress to move on religious freedo

Citing Pope Francis, the U.S. bishops are urging lawmakers act quickly to pass a bill that would reauthorize the U.S. Commission on International Religious Free…

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03 Feb 2016 Americas News USA Comments (1)

Catholic officials in El Salvador against government dictating for women when to get pregnant

Catholic officials in El Salvador have remained silent over the government’s ban on pregnancy. More than 3,000 babies born with the defect of Zika virus sinc…

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04 Jun 2015 Articles No comments

A win for big marijuana is a major loss for children

The notion that marijuana is less harmful than tobacco is a myth. For decades, popular media has excelled in reporting the harms of tobacco use, and generate…

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If a person is infertile through no fault of his own, can he get married in the Catholic Church?

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If a person is infertile through no fault of his own, can he get married in the Catholic Church?


You may be confusing infertility with impotence. Infertility (the inability to procreate children) is not an impediment to marriage; permanent and irreversible impotence (the inability to consummate a marriage through marital relations) is an impediment. Impotence that is known at the time of the marriage to be permanent and irreversible is a barrier to marriage, because the couple must be capable of consummating their marriage. If the couple has reason to assume that the impotence can be treated or reversed, they may get married.


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