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  • Members of Congress want a vote to protect abortion survivors – will they get one?
    on April 15, 2021 at 10:00 am

    lazyllama/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Apr 15, 2021 / 04:00 am (CNA). Members of the House are once again trying to bring up a vote on legislation protecting infant survivors of abortions.On Wednesday, Rep. Kat Cammack (R-Fla.) filed a discharge petition to force a vote on the Born-Alive Abortion […]

  • 'What I can do is love': This Catholic sister is a missionary to refugees in Greece
    on April 15, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Sr. Victoria Kovalchuk with a refugee girl in Athens, Greece in April 2021. / Alexey Gotovsky/CNA. Rome Newsroom, Apr 15, 2021 / 04:00 am (CNA). Sr. Victoria Kovalchuk wanted to be a missionary in South America, but God had other plans for the Catholic convert from Crimea, who is now helping the […]

  • House Republicans seek to defund UN agency over abortion concerns
    on April 14, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    Alexandros Michailidis/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Apr 14, 2021 / 16:00 pm (CNA). House Republicans on Tuesday introduced a bill to defund the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), alleging its complicity in forced abortions and sterilizations in China.Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) introduced the […]

  • Haitian archbishop demands release of abducted Catholics
    on April 14, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    A tent camp in Haiti. / arindambanarjee/Shutterstock. Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Apr 14, 2021 / 15:45 pm (CNA). The Archbishop of Port-au-Prince has called for the release of 10 people who were kidnapped in Haiti on Sunday and are being held for ransom.“We demand security and peace for all […]

  • White House spokeswoman grilled on fungibility of Title X funding
    on April 14, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary. / EWTN News Nightly YouTube CNA Staff, Apr 14, 2021 / 14:18 pm (CNA). Earlier today, EWTN’s White House Correspondent Owen Jensen questioned White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki about the proposed reversal of the Trump administration’s Protect […]

  • Amazon pulls transgender-critical book before relisting it
    on April 14, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    nito/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Apr 14, 2021 / 14:07 pm (CNA). The online retail giant Amazon delisted a book critical of transgender ideology, before apparently relisting it for sale on Wednesday afternoon.Maria Keffler, author of “Desist, Detrans, & Detox: Getting Your Child Out of […]

  • Complaint filed against student and doctor in Mexico for advising on how to abort at home
    on April 14, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    Abortion pill / Shutterstock Puebla, Mexico, Apr 14, 2021 / 13:47 pm (CNA). Pro-life leaders have filed a complaint with the Puebla State Attorney General's Office against a university student and a doctor for advising women how to procure abortion clandestinely at home, in violation of state law […]

  • Biden administration proposes restoring Title X funding for abortion clinics
    on April 14, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    Planned Parenthood clinic in Newton, NJ Credit: Glynnis Jones CNA Staff, Apr 14, 2021 / 12:49 pm (CNA). President Joe Biden is moving to reverse a Trump-era policy that barred federal Title X funding to entities that perform and refer for abortions, such as Planned Parenthood. A proposal […]

  • Former Crookston bishop apologizes for failures in governance
    on April 14, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    Bishop Michael Hoeppner. CNA file photo. Crookston, Minn., Apr 14, 2021 / 10:57 am (CNA). Bishop Michael Hoeppner, who has resigned as Bishop of Crookston after being accused of mishandling cases of priests accused of sexual misconduct, apologized Tuesday for his failures at governing the […]

  • Vatican’s saints office says it did not ask for money for beatification
    on April 14, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    The statue of St. Peter holding the keys, outside St. Peter's Basilica. / Daniel Ibanez/CNA. Vatican City, Apr 14, 2021 / 06:10 am (CNA). The Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of the Saints has denied an accusation that an official asked for money to advance the beatification cause of an […]

  • Pope Francis: ‘The Church is a great school of prayer’
    on April 14, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Pope Francis speaks from the Apostolic Palace during his general audience livestream April 14, 2021. / Vatican Media/CNA Vatican City, Apr 14, 2021 / 05:00 am (CNA). Pope Francis said Wednesday that an essential task of the Church today is to teach people how to pray.“The Church is a great […]

  • Young woman dies after getting legal abortion in Argentina
    on April 14, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Young girl. / Pixabay ACI Prensa Staff, Apr 13, 2021 / 19:00 pm (CNA). A young woman in Argentina died April 11 following a legal chemical abortion, the first such recorded death after the passage of a law legalizing abortion in December last year.María del Valle González […]

  • Pro-life leaders: Allowing mail-order abortion pill will pose 'grave danger' for women
    on April 14, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Ivanko80/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Apr 13, 2021 / 18:00 pm (CNA). Pro-life groups criticized the Biden administration for allowing the distribution of the abortion pill through the mail during the COVID-19 pandemic. “With this action, the Biden administration has made it clear that […]

  • Priest-president of elite NY Jesuit high school sacked, sexual misconduct against adults alleged
    on April 13, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    Regis High School in New York City. / ajay_suresh via Flickr (CC_BY_2.0) CNA Staff, Apr 13, 2021 / 17:17 pm (CNA). A Jesuit priest who was president of an all-boys high school in New York City has been removed after the board of trustees determined he engaged in inappropriate, non-consensual […]

  • Federal court upholds Ohio's Down syndrome abortion ban
    on April 13, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Natalia Bratslavsky/Shutterstock Washington D.C., Apr 13, 2021 / 17:00 pm (CNA). A federal court on Tuesday upheld an Ohio law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. The full Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 9-7 to lift an injunction […]

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