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Pope Says No to Women Priests, Yes to Women in Curial Leadership

VATICAN CITY — In an interview with Reuters, Pope Francis said more space has to be created for women to take on leading roles in the Roman Curia, but that priestly ordination is not an option.
Responding to a question about women’s ordination to the priesthood, the Pope said that “there is the temptation to ‘functionalize’ the reflection on women in the Church, what they should do, what they should become.” …

http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/pope-says-no-to-women-priests-yes-to-women-in-curial-leadership


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Pub-crawler to Penitent: Ven. Matthew Talbot Is an Inspiration to Alcoholics

Matthew Talbot was born in 1856 to a poor family in the North Strand area of Dublin, Ireland—the second of 12 children. His father was a heavy drinker, as were most of his brothers.
Matthew left school at the age of 12 to work in a…

http://www.ncregister.com/blog/kschiffer/pub-crawler-to-penitent-ven.-matthew-talbot-is-an-inspiration-to-alcoholics


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Cultural Contradiction: Miss America Cancels Swimsuits, as More Americans Back Porn

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — While the nation’s largest beauty pageant is proudly covering up in the name of women’s empowerment, Americans increasingly believe pornography to be morally acceptable — a trend that one Catholic commentator finds to be incoherent.

http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/cultural-contradiction-miss-america-cancels-swimsuits-as-more-americans-bac


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President Trump Makes Planned Parenthood Defunding Official, Rule Would Cut $60 Million in Taxpayer Funding

resident Donald Trump yesterday made his proposed rule official to defund Planned Parenthood of the $60 million dollars that it receives via Title X Family Planning dollars. Last week the president said the rule would be forthcoming and late Tuesday the Trump Administration released the text to the proposed rule, which will go into effect after a standard 60-day public comment period.
This is the second time Trump has taken steps to revoke taxpayer funding for…

http://www.lifenews.com/2018/05/23/president-donald-trump-makes-planned-parenthood-defunding-official-rule-would-cut-60-million-in-taxpayer-funding/


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Trump Administration to Announce Plan to Strip Title X Funds From Abortion Providers

CNA/EWTN News
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration Friday will announce a plan to ensure that Title X family-planning funding does not go to programs or facilities that promote or perform abortions, CNA has learned.
The measure would dramatically curtail federal funding to abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood. …

http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/trump-administration-to-announce-plan-to-strip-title-x-funds-from-abortion


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Symposium: ‘Humanae Vitae’ Teachings Essential for Stable Marriages, Families

Benedictine College event looked at why the teachings of the Church are the answer to many current cultural and societal problems.
Mary Rezac/CNA/EWTN News
ATCHISON, Kan. — The promise of the sexual revolution and contraception was total sexual freedom for everyone.
“Sex is for fun and now women can have just as much fun without the consequences,” Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco said about the claims of the sexual revolution in a recent talk.
“That was the cry of the day, and yet somehow it didn’t work out that way,” he said.
What went wrong? It’s a question that….

http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/symposium-humanae-vitae-teachings-essential-for-stable-marriages-families