China one-child policy denounced as violating women’s rights

Washington D.C., Aug 31, 2013 / 04:14 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As stories of forced abortions continue to surface in China, a women’s rights activist is arguing that the nation’s one-child policy has widespread negative effects on the society, particularly its women.Reggie Littlejohn, president of Women's Rights Without Frontiers, told CNA that the one-child policy “is enforced through forced abortion, up to the ninth month of pregnancy. It is also enforced through forced … [Read more...]

Pope Francis names Italian archbishop to top Vatican post

Vatican City, Aug 31, 2013 / 09:36 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis made a key appointment at the Vatican today, naming 58-year-old Italian Archbishop Pietro Parolin as his new Secretary of State.“It is with trepidation that I place myself in this new service to the Gospel, to the Church and to Pope Francis,” said Archbishop Parolin in an Aug. 31 statement, which was released by the Holy See Press Office along with the news of his appointment.For the last four years, … [Read more...]

Catholic Voices USA names Boston media leader as new head

Boston, Mass., Aug 31, 2013 / 06:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The communications training group Catholic Voices USA has named as its next executive director Scot Landry, a leading media official with the Archdiocese of Boston. “I am very excited for the opportunity to lead the Catholic Voices apostolate and to continue to participate in the Church's New Evangelization efforts,” Landry said in an interview published Aug. 30 in the Boston archdiocese’s newspaper The Boston … [Read more...]


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