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What if every life were precious?

What if every life were precious?

| Greg Erlandson | May 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Alabama’s governor, Kay Ivey, signed the nation’s most restrictive abortion bill into law, she gave this simple explanation.

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Gomez: ‘Every abuse case one too many,’ but confession bill no solution

Gomez: ‘Every abuse case one too many,’ but confession bill no solution

Saying that “confession is sacred to every priest and every Catholic,” Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez is calling on Catholics to tell their state senators to vote “no” on a bill that “would order priests to disclose information they might hear in confession concerning the sexual abuse of minors.”

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Pope’s Romania visit could heal Catholic-Orthodox relations, expert says

Pope’s Romania visit could heal Catholic-Orthodox relations, expert says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Pope Francis makes his 30th international trip, visiting Romania in late May, he is likely to receive a different, more reserved welcome than St. John Paul II did 20 years ago, said an expert in Catholic-Orthodox relations.

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Rhode Island pro-lifers hail abortion bill’s defeat in Senate committee

Rhode Island pro-lifers hail abortion bill’s defeat in Senate committee

| Brian Fraga | May 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

A bill that pro-life legal analysts said would have turned Rhode Island into an “abortion haven” failed to pass the Senate Judiciary Committee May 14.

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Promote ‘culture of resurrection,’ pope tells Christian Brothers

Promote ‘culture of resurrection,’ pope tells Christian Brothers

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Like their founder, St. John Baptist de La Salle, the Christian Brothers’ must continue their educational mission and restore life to areas where poverty and suffering have taken away the hope of a future, Pope Francis said.

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Shareholders push U.S. telecom firms to tackle online child sexual abuse

Shareholders push U.S. telecom firms to tackle online child sexual abuse

| Dennis Sadowski | May 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Online child sexual abuse is a booming international business and religious congregations holding stocks in major telecom firms are stepping up their advocacy to thwart it.

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Mexican court allows abortion if mother’s health is at risk

Mexican court allows abortion if mother’s health is at risk

| David Agren | May 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Mexico’s Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a woman who complained she was denied access to an abortion despite suffering ill health during pregnancy.

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California ‘confession bill’ viewed as violation of religious liberty

California ‘confession bill’ viewed as violation of religious liberty

| Pablo Kay | May 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

A bill making its way through the California Legislature would make the state the first since 1999 to require priests to choose between violating the law or violating the seal of the confessional.

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Cemeteries in our lives — and at the end of our lives

Cemeteries in our lives — and at the end of our lives

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | May 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

In my years of service as a priest and bishop, I have always welcomed the opportunity each Memorial Day to schedule a Mass or service of remembrance in one of our Catholic cemeteries. They are moments not only to recall the heroic selflessness of those who made the supreme sacrifice in the service of our country, but also to recall more broadly our ongoing connection with those who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith.

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