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South Dakota resumes abortions after 7-month hiatus - Thu, 03 Dec 2020 18:48:00 -0700 - NA Staff, Dec 3, 2020 / 06:48 pm (CNA).- Abortions are again being performed in South Dakota, following a seven-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sioux Falls Planned Parenthood, the state ...

Should prisoners be first, or last in line for COVID vaccine? - Thu, 03 Dec 2020 17:00:00 -0700 - ashington, D.C. Newsroom, Dec 3, 2020 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- As public officials debate whether prison populations should be among the first or last to receive a COVID vaccine, ethicists say that incarcer ...

Pro-life is pro-woman, incoming Catholic congresswoman says - Thu, 03 Dec 2020 16:00:00 -0700 - ashington, D.C. Newsroom, Dec 3, 2020 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- The growing number of pro-life women in Congress demonstrates the growing consensus that opposition to abortion is part of a holistic plat ...

Scholar: Paper books essential for kids' developing brains - Thu, 03 Dec 2020 11:00:00 -0700 - NA Staff, Dec 3, 2020 / 11:00 am (CNA).- A Catholic scholar who specializes in dyslexia has warned that children must be exposed to physical books - and not just screens - if they are to develop the s ...

Supreme Court vacates ruling on California church closures - Thu, 03 Dec 2020 10:00:00 -0700 - NA Staff, Dec 3, 2020 / 10:00 am (CNA).- In an apparent victory for religious freedom during state efforts to impose necessary COVID restrictions, the Supreme Court on Thursday vacated the Ninth Circu ...

Payday loan expansion means fast money and cycle of debt for Michigan's poor, bishops say - Wed, 02 Dec 2020 16:01:00 -0700 - NA Staff, Dec 2, 2020 / 04:01 pm (CNA).- A Michigan proposal to quadruple the maximum lending amount allowed for payday lenders would exploit the poor and trap many people in a cycle of debt when alte ...

New coalition champions spiritual rights of patients - Wed, 02 Dec 2020 15:00:00 -0700 - ashington, D.C. Newsroom, Dec 2, 2020 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- A new coalition seeks to promote the rights of hospital patients to have “reasonable” access to family and clergy during the pandem ...

NYC mayor de Blasio defends decision not to pay for coronavirus testing at private schools - Wed, 02 Dec 2020 14:20:00 -0700 - NA Staff, Dec 2, 2020 / 02:20 pm (CNA).- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is defending his decision not to extend state funding for on-site coronavirus testing to students in Catholic schools, as he ...

Once beloved Colorado priest among newly identified clerical abusers - Wed, 02 Dec 2020 09:40:00 -0700 - NA Staff, Dec 2, 2020 / 09:40 am (CNA).- Investigation into the history of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in Colorado has found nine diocesan priests with “substantiated” sexual abuse all ...

Debate continues over who should get new COVID vaccines first - Wed, 02 Dec 2020 09:30:00 -0700 - ashington, D.C. Newsroom, Dec 2, 2020 / 09:30 am (CNA).- A federal health advisory committee proposed on Tuesday that health care workers and long-term care facility residents should be the first to r ...

Next Buffalo bishop promises 'truth' and 'transparency' - Tue, 01 Dec 2020 15:30:00 -0700 - ashington, D.C. Newsroom, Dec 1, 2020 / 03:30 pm (CNA).- The newly-announced next Bishop of Buffalo has promised to be a pastor who will promote transparency in the scandal-ridden New York diocese. & ...

'Mary on the Mantel'? Think 'Elf on the Shelf', but Catholic  - Tue, 01 Dec 2020 14:55:00 -0700 - enver Newsroom, Dec 1, 2020 / 02:55 pm (CNA).- For the past 16 years, Elf on the Shelf has become a tradition, both hated and loved, for families in the days leading up to Christmas. Based on a book ...

Pro-life candidate elected to Congress by six votes - Tue, 01 Dec 2020 10:00:00 -0700 - NA Staff, Dec 1, 2020 / 10:00 am (CNA).- In one of the last results in the 2020 election to be called, another pro-life female candidate won election to the House of Representatives in Iowa’s 2n ...

Father George Rutler accused of sexual assault, denies allegation - Tue, 01 Dec 2020 04:00:00 -0700 - enver Newsroom, Dec 1, 2020 / 04:00 am (CNA).-   A well-known New York City priest is maintaining his innocence amid an investigation into an allegation that he sexually assaulted a female secur ...

Diocese of Pittsburgh announces its third round of parish mergers - Mon, 30 Nov 2020 18:08:00 -0700 - NA Staff, Nov 30, 2020 / 06:08 pm (CNA).- The Diocese of Pittsburgh has announced that it will initiate its third round of parish mergers early next year, reducing its current 107 parishes to 81. The ...