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Bishops voice outrage at officials’ desire for third trimester abortions

Bishop Barry C. Knestout said the words “horrific, outrageous, vicious” were “in my heart” when he heard about a measure proposed in the Virginia ...

Bishops call Virginia effort to expand abortion ‘vicious,’ ‘horrifying’

RICHMOND (CNS) — Richmond Bishop Barry C. Knestout said the words “horrific, outrageous, vicious” were “in my heart” when ...

Cardinal Dolan criticizes Cuomo for ‘stinging criticism’ of Church

NEW YORK (CNS) —New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan in a Sirius XM broadcast Jan. 29 criticized Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his “stinging ...

NY bishops decry new abortion law

ALBANY, N.Y. (CNS) — New York state “has become a more dangerous one for women and their unborn babies” with the passage of a bill to ...

Bishops weigh in on freedom of speech case

Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — In oral  arguments before the Supreme Court March 20, justices seemed skeptical about ...

Catholics urged to call Congressional representatives

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairmen of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life and religious freedom committees have asked U.S. Catholics to contact members of ...

Film features son meeting mother who nearly aborted him

Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — David Scotton knew he had been adopted, but he didn’t really know the circumstances behind it ...

State budget should cover all, protect all

Jeff Caruso, Executive Director, Virginia Catholic Conference Here at the General Assembly, Senate and House conferees have hunkered down to ...

An Irrational Ideology of Abortion

By Bishop James D. Conley Bishop of Lincoln, Nebraska In 2005, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who would soon be elected Pope Benedict XVI, preached ...

Illinois Governor praised for pledging to veto abortion bill

By Catholic News Service Chicago Cardinal Blase J. Cupich said Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has taken a “principled stand” by promising to veto a ...

Cardinal Dolan slams DNC pledge to support only pro-abortion candidates

By Catholic News Service New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan described the recent pledge from the Democratic National Committee’s chair to ...

Abortion, assisted suicide ‘always wrong,’ bishops tell Catholic lawmakers

By Catholic News Service Comments made by Catholic legislators in New Mexico in support of abortion and physician-assisted suicide “do not ...

Norma McCorvey, plaintiff in Roe ruling who later became pro-life, dies

By Catholic News Service Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff “Jane Roe” in the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing ...

New Marist Poll shows Americans strongly support abortion restrictions

By Kurt Jensen, Catholic News Service A few days before the annual March for Life, a new national poll indicated shifting public attitudes, ...

Woman who survived abortion attempt to speak at Walk for Life West Coast

By Valerie Schmalz, Catholic News Service Melissa Ohden was delivered during a saline infusion abortion, a 2-pound, 14-ounce baby suffering ...

What pro-lifers want from Trump administration

By Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, Catholic News Service The last several years have clearly been challenging for the pro-life movement. The abortion ...

U.S. bishops dealing with election results

By Rhina Guidos, Catholic News Service Like many others, the U.S. Catholic bishops are trying to figure out how to deal with a president-elect ...

Pope extends special Year of Mercy provisions on confession

By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service Acknowledging and sharing God’s mercy is a permanent part of the Christian life, so initiatives ...

New Jersey bishops add voices to opposition of ‘deceptive’ abortion ad

By Catholic News Service The Catholic bishops of New Jersey have added their voices to those of other Catholic Church leaders around the nation ...

St. Matthew’s, Virginia Beach participates in National Day of Rememberance

By Jennifer Neville, The Catholic Virginian Participating in the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children, 62 people from several Hampton ...

Voting for pro-abortion politicians? There’s no excuse, head Knight of Columbus says

CNA/EWTN News Catholics need to stop voting for pro-abortion politicians, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson told an international gathering of the ...

Injunction placed on Indiana abortion law; Planned Parenthood closes site

By Natalie Hoefer, Catholic News Service A federal judge has put on hold an Indiana law that makes it illegal for women in the state to have an ...

Irish parliament rejects amendment that would have liberalized abortion

By Michael Kelly, Catholic News Service The Irish parliament has defeated legislation that would have allowed abortion of fetuses diagnosed with ...

‘An ominous sign’ – Supreme Court refuses to hear Washington pharmacy case

CNA/EWTN News Washington D.C., Jun 29, 2016 / 12:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Supreme Court’s refusal to hear a conscience rights case raised by ...

Here’s what actually happens when you fight for conscience rights

By Loredana Vuoto, CNA/EWTN News Olympia, Wash., Jun 24, 2016 / 06:24 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Every morning, Greg Stormans contemplates a Bible ...

Decisions on immigration, abortion still to come from Supreme Court

By Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service The U.S. Supreme Court, with just weeks to go in its current term, has yet to release major decisions ...

Virginia Bishops denounce Governor’s vetoes on life legislation

  On April 11, Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo, Diocese of Richmond, and Bishop Paul S. Loverde, Diocese of Arlington, issued the following ...

USCCB urges House to back Conscience Protection Act

By Catholic News Service U.S. Rep. John Fleming, a Louisiana Republican who also is a physician, has introduced a measure to provide legal ...

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