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With decision on Texas law, women across U.S. ‘just lost,’ says pro-lifer

With decision on Texas law, women across U.S. ‘just lost,’ says pro-lifer

| Kurt Jensen | June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Reasonable people know that Texas law H.B. 2 was in the best interest of women’s health,” said Jeanne Mancini, president of March for Life.

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U.S. Supreme Court says Texas abortion law unconstitutional

U.S. Supreme Court says Texas abortion law unconstitutional

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

In a 5-3 vote June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down restrictions on Texas abortion clinics that required them to comply with standards of ambulatory surgical centers and required their doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals.

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Shared faith should lead to joint action, pope and patriarch say

Shared faith should lead to joint action, pope and patriarch say

| Cindy Wooden | June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Applying the common faith they professed publicly earlier in the day, Pope Francis and Armenian Apostolic Catholicos Karekin II urged common action on behalf of persecuted Christians, welcome for refugees and defense of the family.

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Christians should apologize for helping to marginalize gays, pope says

Christians should apologize for helping to marginalize gays, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | June 27, 2016 | 2 Comments

The Catechism of the Catholic Church is clear, Pope Francis said. “They [gay people] must not be discriminated against. They must be respected, pastorally accompanied.”

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‘Brexit’ vote concerns European church leaders that unity may be fractured

‘Brexit’ vote concerns European church leaders that unity may be fractured

| Jonathan Luxmoore | June 24, 2016 | 1 Comment

European Catholic leaders expressed concern that the decision by United Kingdom voters to leave the European Union threatened unity across the continent, but they also cautioned the EU bloc to rethink its values and priorities.

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Bishops seek assault weapons ban, say civilians have no need for them

Bishops seek assault weapons ban, say civilians have no need for them

| Dennis Sadowski | June 24, 2016 | 3 Comments

Two U.S. church leaders called for a ban on the sale of military-style assault weapons, saying they have no place in the hands of civilians.

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Supreme Court tie vote blocks temporary plan to stop deportations

Supreme Court tie vote blocks temporary plan to stop deportations

| Carol Zimmermann | June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

With a tie vote June 23, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Obama administration’s plan to temporarily protect more than 4 million unauthorized immigrants from deportation.

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Catholic universities examine sexual assault, misconduct environments

Catholic universities examine sexual assault, misconduct environments

| Colleen Dulle | June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Several Catholic universities are following Vice President Joe Biden’s lead and taking a closer look at sexual assault and misconduct on their campuses.

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Pope hails Colombia peace accord, briefly comments on ‘Brexit’

Pope hails Colombia peace accord, briefly comments on ‘Brexit’

| June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Commenting on the peace agreement reached in Colombia, Pope Francis hailed the end of “more than 50 years of war and guerilla warfare and so much bloodshed.”

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Samaritans at south Texas parish bring joy, comfort to sick, elderly

Samaritans at south Texas parish bring joy, comfort to sick, elderly

| June 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Delfina Flores loves Tuesdays. On that day, she puts on a bright pink shirt and heads to her church, San Francisco Javier Mission in Laredo, and meets a group of 10 women in pink shirts.

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Iraqi women hope chasuble sent to pope will inspire prayers for peace

Iraqi women hope chasuble sent to pope will inspire prayers for peace

| Dale Gavlak | June 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Iraqi refugee women who fled Islamic State group violence in their homeland have appealed to Pope Francis for help, sending a hand-sewn chasuble and imploring him to pray for them and for peace in their country.

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Vatican, World Youth Day officials release pope’s Poland itinerary

Vatican, World Youth Day officials release pope’s Poland itinerary

| June 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will visit the Nazi death camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau during his visit to Poland for World Youth Day in Krakow.

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