Tag: Abortion

Living the Gospel of Life in 2020

Living the Gospel of Life in 2020

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | September 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

When St. Teresa of Kolkata received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, as everyone was watching to see what this saintly woman from the slums of India would say about peace, she shocked the world when she said, “The greatest destroyer of peace today is the cry of the innocent, unborn child. For if a mother can murder her own child in her own womb, what is left for you and for me to kill each other?”

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British bishops note ‘tragic loss of life’ as abortions increase

British bishops note ‘tragic loss of life’ as abortions increase

| Simon Caldwell | September 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Catholic bishops said they were disappointed by figures showing abortions in England and Wales were at their highest recorded level.

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Wisconsin bishop says ‘both sides’ urge response to priest’s ‘divisive’ video

Wisconsin bishop says ‘both sides’ urge response to priest’s ‘divisive’ video

| Julie Asher | September 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

The bishop of La Crosse, Wisconsin, said Sept. 9 that he has privately begun “applying Gospel principles” to correct a pastor who in a video says Catholics who are Democrats must “repent” of their support for the party or “face the fires of hell.”

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Vatican official: Use mercy to transform those who favor abortion

Vatican official: Use mercy to transform those who favor abortion

| Manuel Rueda | August 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

The president of the Pontifical Academy for Life said Catholic groups need to use mercy and compassion in anti-abortion campaigns as they seek to “transform” those who do not support the rights of unborn children.

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Planned Parenthood drops suit against Indiana abortion law on ultrasounds

Planned Parenthood drops suit against Indiana abortion law on ultrasounds

| Jodi Marlin | August 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Ending three years of legal dueling, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill announced Aug. 20 that Planned Parenthood has conceded defeat in a lawsuit that challenged a state law requiring women to undergo an ultrasound at least 18 hours before having an abortion.

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Notre Dame study examines ‘everyday’ Americans’ views on abortion

Notre Dame study examines ‘everyday’ Americans’ views on abortion

| Dennis Sadowski | July 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Americans participating in a study of attitudes toward abortion said they do not typically discuss it, find the labels “pro-life” and “pro-choice” inadequate, and generally do not consider abortion a “desirable good” for society, according to a University of Notre Dame study.

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Court’s abortion ruling continues ‘cruel precedent,’ says bishop

Court’s abortion ruling continues ‘cruel precedent,’ says bishop

| Carol Zimmermann | June 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

In a 5-4 decision June 29, the Supreme Court ruled that a Louisiana law requiring that doctors who perform abortions have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals could not stand.

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Few sermons mention abortion in U.S. Christianity, Pew finds

Few sermons mention abortion in U.S. Christianity, Pew finds

| Mark Pattison | April 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

The percentage of sermons about abortion is in the single digits, according to a Pew Research Center study, the results of which were released April 29.

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Catholic leaders press Trump to support aid to schools during pandemic

Catholic leaders press Trump to support aid to schools during pandemic

| April 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

President Donald Trump said he would continue to support issues vital to the Catholic Church, especially abortion, religious freedom and school choice, in a conference call with Catholic leaders and educators.

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Head of FDA urged to ensure any COVID vaccine be free of abortion connection

Head of FDA urged to ensure any COVID vaccine be free of abortion connection

| April 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

The chairmen of four U.S. bishops’ committees, joined by the leaders of several health care, bioethics and pro-life organizations, “urgently and respectfully” implored the commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ensure any vaccines developed for the coronavirus “are free from any connection to abortion.”

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Court allows Abbott’s temporary ban on elective abortion for time being

Court allows Abbott’s temporary ban on elective abortion for time being

| April 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

By allowing Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s temporary block on unnecessary medical procedures, including abortion, to remain, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit March 31 was paying “careful attention to the health and safety needs of Texans” amid the coronavirus pandemic, said Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

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St. Paul Catholics encouraged to tell city council members they reject Abortion Providers Appreciation Day

St. Paul Catholics encouraged to tell city council members they reject Abortion Providers Appreciation Day

| March 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

In addition to contacting the council members, the office encouraged Catholics to sign SFLA’s petition to cancel “Abortion Provider Appreciation Day” in the future.

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