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Georgetown Boasts Diversity, Silences Opposing Views

Plan A: Hoyas for Reproductive Justice is an activist group at Georgetown University that challenges the lack of reproductive health services provided by the university. 

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Roundup: Two Big Retirements In One Day, Justice Stevens and Bart Stupak

The big news today is the two announced retirees, Bart Stupak and Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

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Media Takes Gloves Off For Clergy Abuse Scandal

Coverage of the most recent in a series of church child-abuse scandals may indicate the gradual beginning of a shift, a willingness for media interrogation not just of religious figures, but of outdated religious ideas.

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Dutch Catholic Church Under Investigation for Sexual Abuse of Children

Continuing the pattern of the institutional Catholic Church’s response to sexual abuse of children by priests in the United States, the Netherlands’ Handelsblad.com reports that the Dutch Catholic Church for years ignored reports by children and families that sexual abuse of boys by priests was rife in Catholic schools.

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Catholic School Kicks Pre-Schooler Out of Class for Crime of Having Lesbian Parents

God Bless the Child.  Unless of course her parents are lesbian.  A Catholic School kicks a pre-schooler out of class for the crime of having gay parents.

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Why Is Reproductive Health Still “Controversial” in the Philippines?

When Filipino media make reference to the “Catholic” position on family planning and contraception, it usually quotes the opinion of the Catholic hierarchy, disregarding the varied views among Catholics.

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Seething Battle Continues Over Catholic Takeover of Hospitals in Denver

An ongoing battle over the takeover of Denver hospitals by Catholic institutions threatens total loss of hospital-based reproductive health care. A Federal Trade Commission ruling offers the last chance to separate health care from ideology.

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Catholic Church Threatens to End Social Services in DC if Gay Marriage is Approved

Washington, DC
has joined several other states in its quest for same-sex marriage. The DC
Council voted 11 to 2 in favor of same-sex marriage on December 1st. According
to DC Law, they must vote a second time on December 15th and then the bill goes
to Capitol Hill for Congressional review. Congress then has 30 days
to vote on it, or it becomes law by default.

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Catholic Church Threatens District of Columbia Over Gay Marriage Bill

According to the Washington Post, the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, DC is threatening to withdraw all social services from the District of Columbia (DC) if the city does not change it’s proposed same-sex marriage law.

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(VIDEO) Conservative Catholic College Rejects Birth Control

My employer, Belmont Abbey College, removed birth control coverage from our health plan. This is a gender discrimination, not a religious issue. Men’s health is covered but not women’s.

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