• Secular pro-lifer warns the movement, ‘Lay off the God talk”

    Secular pro-lifer warns the movement, ‘Lay off the God talk”

    • Sep 24, 2016

    Kelsey Hazzard, the founder of “Secular Pro-Life,” has a blunt message for religiously motivated opponents of abortion: “if you’re out to make a case for life to the general public, lay off the God talk. Legally, religious considerations can’t form the sole basis for public policy anyhow.”

  • Backer of Church ban says contraception hurts women most

    Backer of Church ban says contraception hurts women most

    • Sep 24, 2016

    Mary Rice Hasson, who heads the Catholic Women’s Forum, was part of a group that recently issued a statement affirming Church teaching on sexuality and artificial contraception, and she argues that the negative fallout of birth control affects women most, especially the poor and women of color.

  • For Wuerl, Pope lowering the window in his Fiat said it all

    For Wuerl, Pope lowering the window in his Fiat said it all

    • Sep 22, 2016

    “The pope liked to ride with his window rolled down. He kept asking the driver to get him closer to the crowds,” said Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C. about Pope Francis’s visit last year. “it was a symbol to us– if you are going to reach people, invite people, touch people, ‘lower the window’.”

  • Colombia’s bishops walk a fine line on historic peace deal

    Colombia’s bishops walk a fine line on historic peace deal

    • Sep 20, 2016

    Although a ‘Yes’ vote is likely on Oct. 2, Colombians remain deeply divided over a peace agreement reached in Havana between the government and the guerrillas. In an exclusive interview for Crux, the Colombian bishops’ number two explains why bishops are not telling people which way to vote — only that they must.

  • “The Vessel” movie explores suffering and belief

    “The Vessel” movie explores suffering and belief

    • Sep 15, 2016

    Julio Quintana’s new film, “The Vessel,” chronicles the story of small Latin American town a decade after the loss of almost 50 schoolchildren in a tsunami. The film is deeply symbolic and raises significant questions regarding suffering, the bonds of family, and belief.

  • Pope’s new point man on life muses about death

    Pope’s new point man on life muses about death

    • Sep 10, 2016

    Italian Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, tapped by Pope Francis to head the Pontifical Academy for Life, has published a new book on death — insisting that a life lived without thinking about death and the dying isn’t fully human.