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A 'wealth' of resources available to St Louis women with unexpected pregnancies - Thu, 18 Jul 2019 03:01:00 -0600 - t. Louis, Mo., Jul 18, 2019 / 03:01 am (CNA).- With a law banning abortions after roughly eight weeks of pregnancy and one remaining abortion clinic whose licensure is being debated in court, Missouri ...

DC priest: celibacy allows a priest to give himself for others - Wed, 17 Jul 2019 17:20:00 -0600 - enver, Colo., Jul 17, 2019 / 05:20 pm (CNA).- Commentators and critics, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, have in recent months called for an end to the discipline of priestly celibacy, especially in t ...

Facing dire financial situation, Pittsburgh diocese looks to make changes - Wed, 17 Jul 2019 15:53:00 -0600 - ittsburgh, Pa., Jul 17, 2019 / 03:53 pm (CNA).- The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh is evaluating options to respond to severe financial strains, exacerbated in the last year by the sex abuse crisis, a ...

Embattled Crookston diocese reaches $5m abuse settlements, will release depositions and files - Wed, 17 Jul 2019 14:55:00 -0600 - rookston, Minn., Jul 17, 2019 / 02:55 pm (CNA).- The Diocese of Crookston, Minnesota announced Wednesday that a $5 million settlement has been reached in 15 sexual abuse lawsuits filed against it, bri ...

Sri Lankan Christians 'have no hate in their hearts,' Ministerial hears - Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:00:00 -0600 - ashington D.C., Jul 17, 2019 / 11:00 am (CNA).- Survivors of deadly Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka have forgiven their perpetrators, but distrust between religious groups threatens a tenuous peac ...

U.S. withholds funding from UN population fund for third year - Wed, 17 Jul 2019 08:00:00 -0600 - ew York City, N.Y., Jul 17, 2019 / 08:00 am (CNA).- The United States has said it will not support the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for the third year in a row, the UN agency announced on Tu ...

Colorado petition seeks to bring late-term abortion ban to the ballot - Tue, 16 Jul 2019 16:53:00 -0600 - enver, Colo., Jul 16, 2019 / 04:53 pm (CNA).- A pro-life group in Colorado is leading a signature drive in the hopes of asking voters in 2020 whether to ban abortion after 22 weeks. Last month, the C ...

Amid internal dispute over mission, Planned Parenthood president resigns - Tue, 16 Jul 2019 15:52:00 -0600 - ashington D.C., Jul 16, 2019 / 03:52 pm (CNA).- Citing disagreements with board leaders over whether Planned Parenthood should focus on health care or abortion advocacy, the organization’s presi ...

Amid continued controversy, Netflix edits suicide scene in 13 Reasons Why - Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:23:00 -0600 - enver, Colo., Jul 16, 2019 / 01:23 pm (CNA).- Shortly before launching the third season of 13 Reasons Why, Netflix has announced that it is removing a scene depicting a graphic teen suicide from the s ...

Bishops condemn new asylum policy for U.S.-Mexico border - Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:05:00 -0600 - ashington D.C., Jul 16, 2019 / 01:05 pm (CNA).- The president of U.S. bishops’ conference issued a statement on Tuesday condemning a newly-announced rule on asylum eligibility at the southern bo ...

Bring down 'Iron curtain' of persecution, Religious Freedom Ministerial told - Tue, 16 Jul 2019 09:15:00 -0600 - ashington D.C., Jul 16, 2019 / 09:15 am (CNA).- U.S. leaders called for a worldwide “grassroots” movement to fight religious persecution at a global religious freedom gathering on Tuesday. ...

Pro-life women deliver semi-truck full of supplies, $72,000 to the border - Tue, 16 Jul 2019 03:34:00 -0600 - rownsville, Texas, Jul 16, 2019 / 03:34 am (CNA).- The heat index in McAllen, Texas was 125 degrees on Saturday, but that did not stop members of the pro-life movement from delivering a semi-truck ful ...

Appeals court upholds injunction against contraception mandate exemption - Tue, 16 Jul 2019 00:23:00 -0600 - hiladelphia, Pa., Jul 16, 2019 / 12:23 am (CNA).- A federal appeals court on Friday unanimously blocked Department of Health and Human Services rules that would have exempted employers who want to opt ...

HHS brings Protect Life Rule into effect - Mon, 15 Jul 2019 17:56:00 -0600 - ashington D.C., Jul 15, 2019 / 05:56 pm (CNA).- The Trump administration announced Monday evening that parts of the Protect Life Rule, which prohibits recipients of Title X family planning funds to re ...

Orange diocese to dedicate Christ Cathedral - Mon, 15 Jul 2019 17:01:00 -0600 - range, Calif., Jul 15, 2019 / 05:01 pm (CNA).- The Diocese of Orange will dedicate its Christ Cathedral July 17 after a seven-year, $77-million renovation process. “I would pray and hope that i ...