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Call to end Affordable Care Act is ‘immoral,’ says CHA president

Call to end Affordable Care Act is ‘immoral,’ says CHA president

| Carol Zimmermann | March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

An effort by the Department of Justice to strike down the entire Affordable Care Act in the courts is “unconscionable and immoral,” said Sister Carol Keehan, a Daughter of Charity, who is president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association.

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College students urged to help change hearts, minds about abortion

College students urged to help change hearts, minds about abortion

| Julie Asher | March 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

The nation’s early feminists who fought for women’s suffrage and other rights totally rejected abortion, Serrin Foster, president of Feminists for Life of America, told the Cardinals for Life student group at The Catholic University of America.

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Theologians examine role of power, clericalism in the sex abuse crisis

Theologians examine role of power, clericalism in the sex abuse crisis

| Dennis Sadowski | March 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Two systematic theologians examined how power and clericalism among Catholic clergy played a role in creating the sexual abuse crisis that has rocked the church anew since June during a daylong Catholic University of America conference.

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Pope to visit Africa in September, Vatican announces

Pope to visit Africa in September, Vatican announces

| Carol Glatz | March 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis will visit the eastern African nation of Mozambique and the island nations of Madagascar and Mauritius in the Indian Ocean Sept. 4-10.

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Some traditional formalities do not ring true with Pope Francis

Some traditional formalities do not ring true with Pope Francis

| Carol Glatz | March 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has made it more than obvious that he does not like people kissing his ring.

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Pope amends canon law on religious who abandon their community

Pope amends canon law on religious who abandon their community

| March 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has made it easier for a religious order to dismiss a member who leaves the community without permission, stays away and does not communicate with his or her superior.

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Pompeo says Trump administration tightening pro-life Mexico City Policy

Pompeo says Trump administration tightening pro-life Mexico City Policy

| Jacob Comello | March 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Historically, it is a policy that is completely at the mercy of whichever party currently controls the White House.

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Program aims to help Christian men kick porn habit, ‘live a better life’

Program aims to help Christian men kick porn habit, ‘live a better life’

| March 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

A new program called STRIVE aims to help “any Christian man who wants to break free from porn,” said its founder, Matt Fradd.

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Founder, editorial staff of Vatican women’s magazine resign

Founder, editorial staff of Vatican women’s magazine resign

| Carol Glatz | March 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Claiming a lack of support for open dialogue and for an editorial line run by women, the director and editorial staff of a Vatican women’s magazine have resigned.

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African floods ‘wiped out entire villages’ after cyclone, says Jesuit

African floods ‘wiped out entire villages’ after cyclone, says Jesuit

| March 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

More than 2 million people in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi have been affected by a cyclone that has killed more than 700 people, with hundreds still missing in Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

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Mississippi governor signs ‘heartbeat’ bill; opponents pledge legal battle

Mississippi governor signs ‘heartbeat’ bill; opponents pledge legal battle

| Jacob Comello | March 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Since the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh last October and the 2018 midterm elections, a number of states have news laws in place to either expand or restrict abortion, including Mississippi, whose new law puts the state among the most ardent on the pro-life side of the battle.

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Mary inspires, assists those seeking their vocation, pope says

Mary inspires, assists those seeking their vocation, pope says

| Carol Glatz | March 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Signing his document dedicated to young people, faith and discernment, Pope Francis said Mary, the Mother of God, is a source of inspiration and strength for everyone who seeks to understand their vocation and remain faithful to it.

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