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  • First step of sainthood for woman who refused cancer treatment for unborn child

    First step of sainthood for woman who refused cancer treatment for unborn child

    • Jul 18, 2018

    A formal call for testimony has been issued, the first step of an investigation into the possible sainthood of Chiara Corbella Petrillo, a young Italian mother who died in 2012.

  • Artificial wombs: Assisting or replacing?

    Artificial wombs: Assisting or replacing?

    • May 11, 2017

    Technology is advancing in the area of ‘ectogenesis’: The ability for a baby to develop outside of the womb. Although the technology could eventually be helpful for a baby born very premature and at real risk of death, there is a danger of forgetting pregnancy is a core aspect of motherhood that grounds each of us socially in the world into which we are born.

  • Why paid family leave serves justice for women, the family and life

    Why paid family leave serves justice for women, the family and life

    • Apr 17, 2017

    The United States is the only industrial country which does not have mandatory paid maternity leave. Doing so, in addition to fulfilling the requirements of justice for women, will also advance the Church’s concern for the family and for life by saving the lives of prenatal children. Paid family leave is solidly rooted in Catholic social teaching, including the 1981 social encyclical of St. John Paul II, ‘Laborem Exercens.”

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