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The Essentials of the Catholic Church’s Stance on Controversial Issues

The Catholic Church takes a firm stance on many of the most controversial issues of the day. From banning abortion under any circumstances to declaring homosexuality against God’s plan, the Church doesn’t shy away from controversy — even within its own ranks and the clergy sex abuse issue. The role of women in the Church and life-and-death issues such as euthanasia, the death penalty, and contraception are all concerns about which the Church has firm beliefs.

The Catholic Church and the Sexual Abuse Issue

Catholic priests have been under fire for widespread and much publicized cases of sexual abuse of children. The unconscionable actions of a very small minority of deviant clergy and a few bishops who merely [more…]

The Role of Women in the Catholic Church

Many women play active roles in the Catholic Church, but few of them have sanctioned titles. Even becoming a nun doesn’t get you the boon of the sacrament of Holy Orders — only men can be ordained. [more…]

The Catholic Church and Abortion

The Catholic Church opposes and condemns any and all direct abortions. Even pregnancies that result from rape, incest, and present a danger to the life of the mother aren’t reasons for abortion. The Church [more…]

The Catholic Church and Euthanasia

Catholicism regards life as sacred, and taking any innocent life is immoral and sinful. The Catholic Church uses same principles to condemn euthanasia as it does to condemn abortion. [more…]

The Catholic Church and the Death Penalty

The Catechism of the Catholic Church says, “the traditional teaching of the Church does not exclude recourse to the death penalty, if this is the only possible way [more…]

The Catholic Church and Contraception

The Catholic Church believes that artificial contraception is sinful and immoral and may frustrate a divine plan to bring a new life into the world. Instead of using birth control methods such as the pill [more…]

The Catholic Church and Homosexuality

The Catholic Church respects and loves the homosexual person the same as it does the heterosexual. Catholicism teaches that homosexual people must be treated with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. [more…]

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