January/February Issue 2012

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CATHOLIC MESSAGE ON WORLD AIDS DAY

By | January 17th, 2012|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On December 1, World AIDS Day, we issued a statement noting that it is important to remember these few relevant facts: • No private institution on earth provides more HIV/AIDS services than the Catholic Church. Indeed, it accounts for more than a quarter of all the services worldwide. • In the United States, Catholic diocesan agencies [...]

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SEXUAL RIGHTS vs. RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

By | January 17th, 2012|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Nowhere in the U.S. Constitution does it mention sexual rights, but it does cite religious liberty. To be sure, the courts have granted a generalized right to privacy (also not mentioned in the Constitution) that covers sexual rights. Still, such newly crafted rights cannot legitimately trump the two religious-liberty protections explicitly stated in the First Amendment. [...]

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CATHOLIC CHURCH vs. OBAMA SHOWDOWN

By | January 17th, 2012|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On December 1, the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform held a hearing titled, “HHS and the Catholic Church: Examining the Politicization of Grants.” At issue was the decision by the Obama administration to deny a grant that the Catholic Church routinely receives providing for relief to the victims of human trafficking; the ruling was [...]

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