• Catholic charity group to halt adoption, pregnancy services

    Catholic charity group to halt adoption, pregnancy services

    • Sep 2, 2016

    Reflecting a national trend, the Catholic diocese of St. Cloud, Minnesota, is closing its adoption and pregnancy counseling services, as low teen pregnancy rates and greater acceptance of single parenting means less demands for adoption agencies.

  • Chicago archdiocese puts money where its mouth is on the family

    Chicago archdiocese puts money where its mouth is on the family

    • May 20, 2016

    The Archdiocese of Chicago has announced that it will begin offering 12 weeks of paid parental leave to its employees, a policy that is almost unheard of in Catholic dioceses and one that reflects an effort to put the church’s money where its mission is. Betsy Bohlen, chief operating officer

  • Pope Francis has an unusually positive view of sex

    Pope Francis has an unusually positive view of sex

    • Apr 13, 2016

    When Pope Francis released a widely anticipated document on family life last week, he didn’t just weigh in on controversial topics like whether remarried Catholics may take communion (maybe) and whether the Catholic church will approve gay marriages (definitely not). He said something more likely to be overlooked but also