Nearly two weeks after Brittany Maynard used Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act to end her life at the age of 29, the New Jersey General Assembly passed a similar aid in dying bill that gives terminally ill patients the right to help in precipitating their death.
It is simply unjust that one religion is allowed to act as a state, and use that power to block rights rather than protect them.
I do not believe that people—especially Catholics—in either the Philippines or Ireland want our elected officials to bend a knee to the will of the bishops when it comes to reproductive health.
One week into the annual UN Commission on the Status of Women meeting, it seems possible that the negotiations will once again end at an impasse.
The Pope’s rationale is that his “age means he lacks strength to do job.” You could use the exact words to describe the nine-year old girl the Pope excommunicated for having a life-saving abortion after being raped and impregnated, with twins.
This week marks the 26th celebration of Catholic World Youth Day. Though discussions of condoms do not appear to be on the official agenda for the week, a group of youth advocates from around the world hopes to make sure attendees hear their message: “Good Catholics Use Condoms.”
This weekend the Vatican is hostings a symposium on preventing HIV and caring for those living with the virus. Advocates are hoping that the Vatican will use this opportunity to build on the pope’s recent comments regarding condoms.
Before Anglicans can cash-in the Vatican’s new express pass to convert to Catholicism the two faiths must bridge one of the biggest schisms between them: birth control.
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