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FaithFaith and Reason
Grace J. Wojdak
Discussions around consent should become a commonplace feature of Catholic conversations about sexual ethics. They can serve especially as a corrective to the harmful use of “marital debt” rhetoric within Catholic culture.
A close-up of a Catholic wedding ceremony, focusing on the hands of the bride, groom and priest.
FaithShort Take
Charles C. Camosy
Falling marriage rates across the globe threaten vulnerable women and children. The Catholic Church can help if we put aside political idolatry and work as different members of the same body of Christ.
FaithShort Take
Pia de Solenni
The more women learn about their bodies and experience the direct impact of hormonal contraception, the more this growing minority looks for alternatives.
Arts & CultureBooks
Emma Winters
Melinda Gates's new book is not an attack on Catholicism but an honest accounting of how she came to be in conflict with the church while living her faith.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis made clear that Paul VI and Archbishop Romero responded to the radical call of Jesus with “an undivided heart.”
Arts & CultureBooks
Daniel Cosacchi
Mark Massa invites the reader to reconsider not only the church’s teaching on artificial birth control, but also the methodologies used to arrive at that teaching.