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Monday, December 23, 2019

The saints and blesseds of the 2010s

Teens deserve better than Planned Parenthood in LA schools, critics say
As Planned Parenthood prepares to open as many as 50 centers in Los Angeles public high schools, critics are warning that the organization will not help teens receive the formation...

Ohio legislator didn't consult with doctors before crafting bill on ectopic pregnancy
An Ohio state representative told the Cincinnati Enquirer Dec. 17 that he did not consult with doctors before crafting a bill that would allow insurance providers to pay for...

Argentina updates protocol assuring abortion access for rape victims
The administration of Argentine president Alberto Fernández, who took office last week, has updated the country's abortion protocol to guarantee access to abortion to...

Lawmakers in Mexican state defeat bill to expand legalization of abortion
Last week, the Hidalgo state legislature in Mexico defeated a bill that would have legalized abortion up to 24 weeks of pregnancy.

White House hosts Catholic leaders for religious freedom briefing
The off the record briefing, held in the Indian Treaty room of the Executive Office Building, focused on “life, religious freedom, and other issues pertinent to the Catholic...

Drop in support for the death penalty matches decline in its use
As support for the death penalty decreases in the U.S., so does the number of inmates executed by the states, said a new report this week.

Philippines quake victims need water, aid, prayer
After a southern Philippines earthquake killed at least nine and displaced thousands of people on Monday, survivors emphasized their need for fresh water, and Catholic leaders...

SCOTUS to hear Catholic school religious freedom cases
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide two religious freedom cases concerning Catholic schools during its upcoming term, the court announced on Wednesday, Dec. 18.

The Vatican-London investment scandal: A CNA explainer
Since October, CNA has been covering a Vatican financial scandal involving an investment in a London luxury apartment development through a controversial broker, a loan from a...

Rep. Loudermilk defends comparison of Trump impeachment to Pontius Pilate and Jesus Christ
A Georgia congressman’s office defended a claim made Wednesday that Jesus Christ was afforded more rights during the trial that led to his crucifixion than President Donald...

The Vatican-Centurion Global financial scandal: A CNA explainer
In recent weeks, CNA has been covering a Vatican financial scandal involving a multi-million-dollar investment fund, money donated by Catholics to support charity and Vatican...

Benedictine Sisters in Ecuador inaugurate baby drop-off box
A group of religious sisters in Santo Domingo, Ecuador has installed the country’s first baby drop-off box, as an alternative to abortion for mothers who find themselves...

Pope Francis accepts resignation of dean of cardinals, sets 5-year term limit
Pope Francis Saturday accepted the resignation of Cardinal Angelo Sodano as dean of the College of Cardinals and declared that the position will now have a five-year term limit...

Pope Francis: A baby's smile is a sign of God’s love
The very first way the Child Jesus revealed the love and goodness of the Father was in smiling at his parents, just “like every newborn baby in this world,” Pope...

Church reform takes personal conversion, Pope Francis tells Roman Curia
To carry out the continuing reform of the Church requires a willingness to change and a commitment to personal conversion, Pope Francis said Saturday, during his annual Christmas...

Denver initiative aims to reduce barriers between Catholics, lonely seniors
When John O’Brien was in high school, his father, while only in his forties, was admitted to an assisted living facility because of Pick's disease, a rare disorder...

Legion of Christ says 33 of its priests sexually abused minors
Since its founding in 1941, 33 priests of the Legionaries of Christ committed sexual abuse of minors, victimizing 175 children, according to a report of an internal commission...

Children are 'innocence, promise, many good things,' Pope Francis says
Pope Francis Sunday attended a party with the children and families receiving treatment and help at the Vatican's 98-year-old free health clinic.

The saints and blesseds of the 2010s
Since a new decade begins Jan. 1, CNA offers a look back at some of the men and women named saints or blesseds during the last ten years.

Pope Francis: This Christmas, imitate St. Joseph's trust in God
In a difficult situation, St. Joseph put his whole trust in God and was obedient, an example for all Catholics to imitate, Pope Francis said during the Angelus Sunday.

US bishops support Congressional resolution against assisted suicide
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is encouraging members of Congress to support a continuing resolution criticizing assisted suicide as “deadly, discriminatory...
Erie diocese opens sainthood cause of lay educator, advocate for those with disabilities
When Dr. Gertrude Barber became the assistant superintendent of the Erie School District in Pennsylvania, the standard practice for educating children with disabilities and special...

CDF official: Anthropology and Scripture document is not ‘open’ to same-sex unions
The secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Archbishop Giacomo Morandi, said Friday that a new document by the Pontifical Biblical Commission does not give an...

HHS rule again allows religious adoption agencies to serve in face of LGBT demands
A federal rule change once again allows faith-based adoption agencies to receive federal funding without being required to place children with same-sex couples. The move was...

Border bishops celebrate Posadas with migrants at Mexican shelter
Three bishops from along the U.S.-Mexico border joined migrants last week in celebrating Las Posadas, a Latin American Christmas tradition that reenacts Mary and Joseph’s...

US international religious freedom commission reauthorized, with strings
The Senate is set to re-authorize the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom for the next three years, in a compromise bill that has drawn charges of hampering...

Lawsuit challenges Nashville suburb's limits on abortion clinics
Pro-life advocates warned against efforts to expand abortion after backers of abortion provider Carafem filed a legal challenge against a Nashville suburb’s zoning...

Texas Right to Life fined for illegal funding of political ad
Pro-life group Texas Right to Life has been issued a $7,500 fine by the Texas Ethics Commission for illegally funding a political radio ad for the 2018 re-election campaign of a...

Pope Francis installs cross in Vatican for migrants who died in Mediterranean
Pope Francis Thursday hung a cross encircled by a life jacket inside a Vatican building in memory of migrants and refugees who have lost their lives in the Mediterranean Sea.

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