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In Canada, new law could mean changing route of March for Life

In Canada, new law could mean changing route of March for Life

| January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pro-life advocates are making plans to address a new law in Ontario that will create “bubble zones” around abortion facilities and likely force the National March for Life in Ottawa to find a new route.

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Pope meets with clergy sex abuse victims in Chile

Pope meets with clergy sex abuse victims in Chile

| January 17, 2018 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis met in private Jan. 16 with survivors of sexual abuse by Chilean clergy, a Vatican spokesman said.

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‘No one can replace a mother,’ Chilean inmate tells Pope Francis

‘No one can replace a mother,’ Chilean inmate tells Pope Francis

| January 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

When mothers are in prison, “children are the ones who suffer the most,” a female inmate at San Joaquin Women’s Prison told Pope Francis Jan. 16.

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Bishop: Basilica title honors church’s role in diocese, nation’s founding

Bishop: Basilica title honors church’s role in diocese, nation’s founding

| January 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments declared St. Mary Church in Alexandria a minor basilica, Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington announced to parishioners during Mass Jan. 14.

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Vatican says Dutch politician’s honor was simply diplomatic protocol

Vatican says Dutch politician’s honor was simply diplomatic protocol

| January 16, 2018 | 2 Comments

The former Dutch minister of foreign trade and development received a papal honor as a matter of diplomatic courtesy and not because of her political views, which include support for access to abortion, the Vatican press office said.

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Pope begins seven-day pilgrimage to Chile, Peru

Pope begins seven-day pilgrimage to Chile, Peru

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis arrived in Santiago Jan. 15, the first stop on a seven-day, six-city visit to Peru and Chile, where he will take his message of hope to people on the margins of society.

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Fear becomes sin when it leads to hostility toward migrants, pope says

Fear becomes sin when it leads to hostility toward migrants, pope says

| January 15, 2018 | 5 Comments

Being afraid and concerned about the impact of migration is not a sin, Pope Francis said, but it is a sin to let those fears lead to a refusal to help people in need.

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Event aims to continue prayers following March for Life

Event aims to continue prayers following March for Life

| January 12, 2018 | 1 Comment

“We’re calling it a digital pilgrimage for life, of prayer and action, focusing on cherishing the gift of human life,” said Anne McGuire, USCCB assistant director for education and outreach.

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Bishops ‘encouraged’ by consensus that DACA solution ‘urgently needed’

Bishops ‘encouraged’ by consensus that DACA solution ‘urgently needed’

| January 11, 2018 | 1 Comment

The U.S. Catholic bishops “are encouraged by the consensus” that emerged from a White House meeting that a legislative solution for DACA is “urgently needed,” said the chairman of the bishops’ Committee on Migration.

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