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  • Pope canonizes 35 new saints, including a ‘feminist’ priest

    Pope canonizes 35 new saints, including a ‘feminist’ priest

    Pope Francis on Sunday canonized 35 new Catholic saints, including a late 19th and early 20th century Spanish priest today regarded by many as a feminist, because he fought for equal educational opportunities for women and girls. Among the others, 33 were martyrs in either Brazil or Mexico, meaning people who paid the ultimate price for their faith.

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  • Pope defends male/female differences, as well as women’s equality

    Pope defends male/female differences, as well as women’s equality

    Pope Francis on Thursday delivered perhaps his strongest defense to date of traditional Catholic teaching on the differences between men and women, as well as a call for the equality of women as architects of a true “planetary humanism.” He was addressing the Pontifical Academy of Life for the first time since he restructured the organization earlier this year.

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  • Vatican official condemns discrimination against women

    Vatican official condemns discrimination against women

    Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, Vatican permanent observer to U.N. agencies in Geneva, told the Human Rights Council that women provide “an irreplaceable value in political, economic and social life,” and he emphasized the need to eliminate any form of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance toward women.

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  • Pope calls out Colombians, Latin Americans on bias against women

    Pope calls out Colombians, Latin Americans on bias against women

    Pope Francis travelled to Villavicencio in Colombia on Friday, one of the regions hit hardest by the country’s long-running civil war. Recovery and reconciliation, he told them, means moving beyond the burdens of the past, including antique biases against women rooted in “machismo,” which he said are rejected by the Gospel itself.

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  • NFP: It’s not just a Catholic thing anymore

    NFP: It’s not just a Catholic thing anymore

    Recent studies have shown that more and more women are ditching the pill and opting for fertility awareness methods as a natural way to avoid or delay pregnancy. “All women – Protestant, Catholic, Atheists, and nones – can appreciate this hormone free (and conscience free) alternative to chemical contraception,” Christian advocates say.

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  • Aquila: Parishes inoculate Catholics against anti-immigrant blowback

    Aquila: Parishes inoculate Catholics against anti-immigrant blowback

    Given the mushrooming presence of undocumented immigrants in Colorado, one might think church leaders risk extra blowback when they speak out on immigrant rights. Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver, however, says there’s precious little, in part because Catholics see these immigrants in their parishes and know they’re almost all “really good people.”

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