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  • 'Unplanned' actress establishes scholarship for pregnant women'Unplanned' actress establishes scholarship for pregnant women
    Columbus, Ohio, Aug 18, 2019 / 04:55 pm (CNA).- Ashley Bratcher, lead actress in the pro-life movie “Unplanned,” has helped establish a scholarship for women pursing an education during an unexpected pregnancy. “Women can pursue their careers, live out their dreams, and have richer, more fulfilling lives while balancing motherhood.… Read more »
  • Pope Francis: Discover the beauty of prayer in adorationPope Francis: Discover the beauty of prayer in adoration
    Vatican City, Aug 18, 2019 / 05:25 am (CNA).- Pope Francis said Sunday that prayer in adoration of God and service to others spreads the fire of God’s love, changing the world one heart at a time. “I invite everyone to discover the beauty of the prayer of adoration and… Read more »
  • 'Remember Me' - Should Catholics talk to their dead loved ones? 'Remember Me' - Should Catholics talk to their dead loved ones? 
    Denver, Colo., Aug 18, 2019 / 04:57 am (CNA).- In the 2017 Disney-Pixar movie “Coco,” the main character, Miguel, accidentally passes over into the land of the dead on Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) while trying to reconcile his love of music with his family’s ban on… Read more »
  • Catholic aid agency to US government: Don't cut foreign aid fundingCatholic aid agency to US government: Don't cut foreign aid funding
    Washington D.C., Aug 17, 2019 / 04:07 pm (CNA).- Catholic Relief Services is speaking out against a potential reassignment of U.S. funds that Congress appropriated for foreign assistance programs, which aid agencies say could mean a loss of between $2 billion and $4 billion they would otherwise use for humanitarian… Read more »
  • 'Overwhelmed with graces': Walking across America for life'Overwhelmed with graces': Walking across America for life
    Washington D.C., Aug 17, 2019 / 08:00 am (CNA).- A three-month journey from California to Washington, DC, came to an end August 13, as 23 walkers of this summer’s Crossroads Pro-Life Walks made it to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.  Crossroads Pro-Life Walks began in… Read more »
  • Hong Kong student leader: Catholics should take 'major role' in peaceful protestsHong Kong student leader: Catholics should take 'major role' in peaceful protests
    Hong Kong, China, Aug 16, 2019 / 05:47 pm (CNA).- The acting president of the Hong Kong Federation of Catholic Students told CNA this week that he would like to see Catholics and other Christians take on a larger role in ongoing protests against the government, amid fears of a… Read more »
  • Canadian man receives assisted death after funding cut for in-home careCanadian man receives assisted death after funding cut for in-home care
    Vancouver, Canada, Aug 16, 2019 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- The family of a Canadian man who suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is urging the country’s government to change the way it treats patients with the disease after he received a “medically-assisted death” following years of struggle to find adequate care.  Sean… Read more »
  • New Jersey judge temporarily blocks assisted suicide lawNew Jersey judge temporarily blocks assisted suicide law
    Metuchen, N.J., Aug 16, 2019 / 02:31 pm (CNA).- A judge in New Jersey has temporarily halted a law allowing physician assisted suicide, which had gone into effect August 1. The law is being challenged by a physician who says that it is a violation of religious freedom protections in… Read more »
  • Planned Parenthood to pull out of Title X programPlanned Parenthood to pull out of Title X program
    Washington D.C., Aug 16, 2019 / 10:15 am (CNA).- Planned Parenthood, the country’s largest provider of abortion services, has announced that it will withdraw from the federal Title X family planning program, ending its access to millions of dollars in government funding. The decision is set to take effect Aug.… Read more »
  • Iraqi church formerly defaced by ISIS rededicated on Assumption feastIraqi church formerly defaced by ISIS rededicated on Assumption feast
    Qaraqosh, Iraq, Aug 16, 2019 / 05:23 am (CNA).- An Iraqi church damaged and defaced by the Islamic State in 2014 was rededicated Thursday for the parish’s celebration of the Feast of the Assumption of Mary. The Syriac Catholic Church of Mar Behnam and Mart Sarah in the Iraqi city… Read more »
  • A Catholic group wants to honor Ireland’s oldest grandparentsA Catholic group wants to honor Ireland’s oldest grandparents
    Dublin, Ireland, Aug 16, 2019 / 12:04 am (CNA).- In anticipation of the Irish National Grandparents Pilgrimage, a Catholic group has launched a search for the oldest grandparents in Ireland. The Catholic Grandparents Association (CGA) has issued an invitation for the oldest grandparents and longest married couple to attend the… Read more »
  • In Ireland, Catholic group warns of housing discrimination against migrantsIn Ireland, Catholic group warns of housing discrimination against migrants
    Dublin, Ireland, Aug 15, 2019 / 05:29 pm (CNA).- A representative from an Irish Catholic charity has warned that discrimination against immigrants in the private housing market has forced more people to pursue public housing. The housing market in Ireland is “unbelievably difficult” for immigrants, said Danielle McLaughlin, a policy… Read more »
  • After Epstein death, theologians discuss suicide, salvation, and the obligations of the stateAfter Epstein death, theologians discuss suicide, salvation, and the obligations of the state
    Denver, Colo., Aug 15, 2019 / 05:03 pm (CNA).- On August 10, investment banker and multi-millionaire Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his jail cell, in what officials have called an apparent suicide. Epstein, already a convicted sex offender, was awaiting trial for sex trafficking charges, including one count of… Read more »
  • International scholars express concerns about John Paul II InstituteInternational scholars express concerns about John Paul II Institute
    Vatican City, Aug 15, 2019 / 04:17 pm (CNA).- A group of 49 academics from universities around the world has asked the administrators of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Rome to reinstate several faculty members recently dismissed from the institute. Contributors to the recently completed Dizionario su Sesso,… Read more »
  • Labor Department rule aims to widen religious freedom protection for employersLabor Department rule aims to widen religious freedom protection for employers
    Washington D.C., Aug 15, 2019 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- The Department of Labor announced Wednesday that it is considering a new rule that would allow federal contractors who identify as religious to hire employees based on faith and religious practice. The new policy would expand a Johnson-era executive order protecting the rights… Read more »
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