Denver Catholics prayerfully mark 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Denver, Colo., Jan 18, 2013 / 02:11 am (CNA).- Archbishop Samuel Aquila of the Denver archdiocese will lead local Catholics in remembering the 40th anniversary of legalized abortion throughout America with a Respect Life Mass this Sunday.The Mass will be said at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception at 10:30 the morning of Jan. 20.Following the Mass, many will participate in the March for Life Denver, beginning with speakers at 12:30 at the state capitol. The march will … [Read more...]

Colo. civil unions bill could endanger Catholic child services

Denver, Colo., Jan 18, 2013 / 12:02 am (CNA).- A new version of a proposed Colorado civil unions bill has dropped provisions that protect agencies from being forced to place children with same-sex and unmarried opposite-sex couples – a change that could put at risk Catholic Charities' adoption and foster care services in the state. Jennifer Kraska, executive director of the Colorado Catholic Conference, told CNA Jan. 16 that there have been “significant” changes to the … [Read more...]

Pew survey on abortion attitudes criticized as misleading

Washington D.C., Jan 17, 2013 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A U.S. pro-life leader says a new study showing alleged support for legalized abortion among Americans is in fact exaggerated and unclear. Kristan Hawkins, executive director of Students for Life of America, told CNA that she was “outraged” by the “horrible” wording in the survey, which led to misleading results about the views of Americans. On Jan. 16, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life released a … [Read more...]