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As Pope Francis calls for a 'synodal' Church, some US dioceses are holding synods - Sat, 16 Nov 2019 14:00:00 -0700 - altimore, Md., Nov 16, 2019 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- As some U.S. dioceses convene local synods to discuss topics ranging from the family to evangelization, bishops are preaching the need to discover a true ...

US bishops and Knights of Columbus voice solidarity with Iraq, Lebanon - Fri, 15 Nov 2019 16:28:00 -0700 - ashington D.C., Nov 15, 2019 / 04:28 pm (CNA).- The U.S. bishops and the Knights of Columbus have professed their solidarity with the people of Iraq and Lebanon, telling the Catholic patriarchs of the ...

US House oversight committee hears testimony on abortion regulation - Fri, 15 Nov 2019 15:53:00 -0700 - ashington D.C., Nov 15, 2019 / 03:53 pm (CNA).- Members of the House Oversight and Reform Committee heard testimony Thursday on abortion from a new mother, as well as a mother who aborted her child be ...

Court rules Daleiden's undercover videos caused 'substantial harm' to Planned Parenthood - Fri, 15 Nov 2019 15:05:00 -0700 - an Francisco, Calif., Nov 15, 2019 / 03:05 pm (CNA).- A pro-life organization said that “justice was not done,” after a federal court found that pro-life advocate David Daleiden’s Ce ...

Ukrainian auxiliary bishop of Philadelphia retires at 75 - Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:45:00 -0700 - hiladelphia, Pa., Nov 15, 2019 / 02:45 pm (CNA).- The resignation of Bishop John Bura, an auxiliary bishop of the Ukrainian Archeparchy of Philadelphia, was accepted Nov. 15, five months after Bura tu ...

Rockville Centre diocese challenges Child Victims Act over due process - Fri, 15 Nov 2019 13:31:00 -0700 - ockville Centre, N.Y., Nov 15, 2019 / 01:31 pm (CNA).- The Diocese of Rockville Centre filed a suit challenging New York's Child Victims Act on Tuesday, claiming it is barred by the due process cl ...

Archbishop Gomez prays for victims of California high school shooting - Fri, 15 Nov 2019 11:03:00 -0700 - os Angeles, Calif., Nov 15, 2019 / 11:03 am (CNA).- Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles has encouraged the community to pray for victims of a shooting at a high school in southern California, where t ...

Ivanka Trump hails 'exciting' progress on paid family leave - Fri, 15 Nov 2019 11:00:00 -0700 - ashington D.C., Nov 15, 2019 / 11:00 am (CNA).- Family leave is more than a women’s issue, it is a family issue, Ivanka Trump said Thursday at the National Review Institute’s event “ ...

Planned Parenthood launches web tool to promote abortion clinics - Thu, 14 Nov 2019 18:49:00 -0700 - ew York City, N.Y., Nov 14, 2019 / 06:49 pm (CNA).- Planned Parenthood is already the largest abortion provider in the U.S., and its new web tool aims to direct more women to its abortion clinics. Th ...

Analysis: The USCCB 'abortion debate,' and what came after - Thu, 14 Nov 2019 17:45:00 -0700 - altimore, Md., Nov 14, 2019 / 05:45 pm (CNA).- On Tuesday, 69 U.S. bishops voted against the inclusion of a paragraph in a letter they plan to soon publish. Within hours, a conservative social media f ...

Catholic identity carefully guarded at CRS, bishop says - Thu, 14 Nov 2019 16:20:00 -0700 - altimore, Md., Nov 14, 2019 / 04:20 pm (CNA).- Adhering to Church teaching is a priority for Catholic Relief Services (CRS), and policies are in place to ensure it is not complicit in immoral activiti ...

Congressional committee examines state pro-life measures - Thu, 14 Nov 2019 12:10:00 -0700 - ashington D.C., Nov 14, 2019 / 12:10 pm (CNA).- A House of Representatives committee will hold a hearing on Thursday to investigate restrictions on abortion clinics passed in pro-life states.  T ...

'We need to become an evangelizing Church,' says new USCCB VP - Thu, 14 Nov 2019 11:05:00 -0700 - altimore, Md., Nov 14, 2019 / 11:05 am (CNA).- The new vice president of the U.S. bishops’ conference says that he wants to help bring a spirit of evangelism to the conference as organized relig ...

Catholic group to start holistic addiction recovery home in Kentucky  - Thu, 14 Nov 2019 03:12:00 -0700 - exington, Ky., Nov 14, 2019 / 03:12 am (CNA).- A Kentucky diocese is leasing a tenantless building to a Catholic charity to create a holistic recovery program for people in the area struggling with dr ...

What people with intellectual disabilities can teach us about friendship - Thu, 14 Nov 2019 00:38:00 -0700 - outh Bend, Ind., Nov 14, 2019 / 12:38 am (CNA).- When French Catholic Jean Vanier brought two men with intellectual disabilities to live with him in his home, he did so more out of a sense of religiou ...

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