There may have been an official change in policy regarding clergy sex abuse, but practice and culture appear to be lagging. In practice, the leadership of the Catholic Church has plenty of tolerance for the sexual abuse of children.
Despite pressure from the Catholic Church, voters in Malta asked for the legal right to divorce. This leaves the Philippines as the only country where divorce is illegal, but maybe not for long.
While some had hoped this weekend’s meeting would build on recent comments about condoms from the pope, Vatican officials toed the line and emphasized chastity and behavior change.
The war on contraception seeks to replace bedrock values–equality, freedom of thought, freedom of conscience, democracy–with blind obedience to authority and second class status for women.
The Catholic Church inadvertently pushed women toward sterilization rather than risk committing a continuous offense against the Church.
Whose rights are being protected when Catholic hospitals halt second trimester abortions for women who come in with anti-choice activists seeking care?
A MUST SEE video with UNFPA views and the Catholic Church’s views on family planning in the Philippines.
From health care reform to the life-saving abortion for a young mother in Phoenix, the Catholic Church hierachy has been deeply divided with nuns on one side and bishops on the other.
In a victory for Irish women, and to some degree women everywhere, thetoday ruled that Ireland’s strict law forbidding abortions even in dire circumstances violated the right to life of a pregnant woman suffering from cancer.
The media’s and the public’s treatment of Elizabeth Edward’s decisions mirrors our society’s treatment of women’s decisions writ large: Do they really know what they’re doing?