Supreme Court will not hear Planned Parenthood defunding case

Washington D.C., May 29, 2013 / 02:07 am (CNA).- In a setback for state efforts to defund abortion providers, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear Indiana’s appeal of a court ruling against its ban on Medicaid dollars for organizations that perform abortions.“The court missed an opportunity to clarify, once and for all, that states may cut the abortion industry off from all sources of taxpayer funding,” said Charmaine Yoest, president and CEO of Americans … [Read more...]

Examine what prevents intimacy with Christ, Pope says

Vatican City, May 29, 2013 / 12:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The faithful need to examine their lives to find the “riches” that prevent them from “getting close to Jesus” like the young man who refuses to give his possessions to the poor in order to follow Christ. Pope Francis focused his homily May 27 on the episode in the Gospel in which Jesus asks a young man to give all his riches to the poor and then follow him. However, rather than following Christ’s call, the … [Read more...]


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