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With record number of seminarians, Phoenix diocese pledges support - Tue, 21 May 2019 00:00:00 -0600 - hoenix, Ariz., May 21, 2019 / 12:00 am (CNA).- With a record-high number of seminarians, the Diocese of Phoenix has dedicated more funds to support the formation of the Arizona diocese’s future ...

Trump insists abortion laws must allow exceptions for rape, incest - Mon, 20 May 2019 15:13:00 -0600 - ashington D.C., May 20, 2019 / 03:13 pm (CNA).- President Donald Trump over the weekend admonished pro-life advocates seeking to make abortion illegal in all cases. He called for pro-life Americans to ...

Pittsburgh diocese announces first wave of parish mergers - Mon, 20 May 2019 14:35:00 -0600 - ittsburgh, Pa., May 20, 2019 / 02:35 pm (CNA).- The Diocese of Pittsburgh has announced the first results of a sweeping reorganization of its parishes, creating five new parishes and designating five ...

‘Mayor Pete’ backs no-limits abortion - Mon, 20 May 2019 13:30:00 -0600 - ashington D.C., May 20, 2019 / 01:30 pm (CNA).- Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg called abortion a “national freedom” on Sunday, and defended the practice of late term aborti ...

California confession bill amended, but still would require priests to violate seal - Mon, 20 May 2019 10:16:00 -0600 - acramento, Calif., May 20, 2019 / 10:16 am (CNA).- California’s state senate will vote on a bill that would require priests to violate the seal of confession in certain limited circumstances. An ...

US bishops oppose Trump immigration plan, say families are foundational - Sun, 19 May 2019 03:09:00 -0600 - ashington D.C., May 19, 2019 / 03:09 am (CNA).- Leaders of the U.S. bishops’ conference voiced concern over President Donald Trump’s new immigration plan, stressing that families should be ...

The ‘young man with a big, good heart’: STEM hero Kendrick Castillo laid to rest - Fri, 17 May 2019 15:35:00 -0600 - enver, Colo., May 17, 2019 / 03:35 pm (CNA).- On a warm Friday morning in May at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Littleton, Colorado, about 40 Knights of Columbus dressed in full regalia flanked t ...

Despite religious freedom concerns, House passes Equality Act - Fri, 17 May 2019 11:12:00 -0600 - ashington D.C., May 17, 2019 / 11:12 am (CNA).- The House of Representatives passed the controversial Equality Act on Friday, amid heated opposition from those who argue it would pose serious threats ...

‘Stand firm for life against the evil opposing it’ Kentucky governor says - Fri, 17 May 2019 10:15:00 -0600 - rankfort, Ky., May 17, 2019 / 10:15 am (CNA).- Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) is urging his fellow governors to “be bold” on the issue of life. The first-term governor made the call during ...

Pro-life doctors: Despite Ohio bill, there is no procedure to save ectopic pregnancies - Fri, 17 May 2019 00:32:00 -0600 - incinnati, Ohio, May 17, 2019 / 12:32 am (CNA).- An Ohio bill seeking to limit insurance coverage of non-lifesaving abortions erroneously states that a procedure exists in which a doctor can reimplant ...

Analysis: Which state pro-life laws could arrive at the Supreme Court - Thu, 16 May 2019 17:45:00 -0600 - ashington D.C., May 16, 2019 / 05:45 pm (CNA).- Earlier this week, the state of Alabama passed legislation to make abortion a felony. The measure is the nation’s strongest prohibition on abortio ...

‘Appeal-proof’ abortion ban advances in Missouri - Thu, 16 May 2019 16:15:00 -0600 - efferson City, Mo., May 16, 2019 / 04:15 pm (CNA).- The Missouri Senate has passed a bill that would ban most abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy. Legislators responsible for the bill have said t ...

Lowest-ever fertility rates have complicated causes, no easy solutions, experts say - Thu, 16 May 2019 13:05:00 -0600 - ashington D.C., May 16, 2019 / 01:05 pm (CNA).- Fertility rates in the United States have fallen to an all-time low, according to provisional figures released by the Centers for Disease Control’ ...

Detroit archdiocese cancels sporting events on Sundays - Thu, 16 May 2019 03:05:00 -0600 - etroit, Mich., May 16, 2019 / 03:05 am (CNA).- The Archdiocese of Detroit has announced that it will no longer hold required sporting events on Sundays, in an effort to refocus the day on prayer, fami ...

'We all need to be a little more like Kendrick': Friends and family remember STEM hero - Wed, 15 May 2019 17:12:00 -0600 - enver, Colo., May 15, 2019 / 05:12 pm (CNA).- A funny, selfless, and kind kid who loved tinkering with his car, goofing around with his friends, and above all, serving others, whether at Knights of Co ...