Performance review: Readers rate President Obama

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U.S. Catholic readers provide a progress report on Barack Obama’s first term in office.

Performance review: Readers rate President Obama

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Article Environment Ethic of Life Politics Social Justice War and Peace
U.S. Catholic readers provide a progress report on Barack Obama’s first term in office.

Stay of execution: Abolishing the death penalty

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Article Ethic of Life Social Justice
With a common commitment, Catholics could make the death penalty a thing of the past.

The first time I felt certain of my opposition to the death penalty was, oddly enough, after the execution of a man I knew to be guilty, a mass murderer who had admitted his crime and shown no remorse: Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma City bomber who killed 168 people on a spring afternoon in 1995.


Capitol gains: New strategies in the pro-life movement

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New strategies are paying off for the pro-life movement.

Capitol gains: New strategies in the pro-life movement

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New strategies are paying off for the pro-life movement.

Resources: How to invest faithfully and responsibly

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Here are some links to get you investing with some social responsibility.

As You Sow
News on socially responsible investing

Business & Human Rights Resource CentreTracks both positive and negative impacts of more than 5,100 companies worldwide

Christian Brothers Investment Services


How do you grade the president?

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How parishes can help infertile couples

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These are just some of the ways that the parish can be a resource to couples experiencing infertility.

• Raise the issue of infertility at the pre-Cana marriage preparation meetings. It would alert couples to the reality that conceiving a baby isn’t always easy, while providing an opportunity to walk through the do’s and don’ts of church teaching.

• Establish a diocesan network of support for infertile couples, regardless of what treatment choices they have made or are considering.


Hard to conceive: Sometimes getting pregnant isn't easy--or possible

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Article Ethic of Life Marriage and Family
Alternatives such as those offered by Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction in Omaha don’t work for every couple.

And in vitro fertilization (IVF) is not an easy step to take for those struggling with infertility, both because of moral and monetary concerns. Still, the desire for children, which many attribute to God, outweighs everything for couples such as the Mahons.


Where do babies come from?: The church and IVF

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Desperate to become parents, some Catholics are looking at science to help them conceive—despite church teaching against the process.

When Erik Zimmerman comes home at night, his 9-year-old son Oscar asks him how the day went and what he had for lunch.

Oscar is a compassionate boy who’s good at sports, says Zimmerman, who lives in Cincinnati. Indeed, the proud father says, “He’s passionate about golf, and he’s been playing competitively for three years now.”


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