Pro-life advocates urge abortion transparency in health care

Washington D.C., Nov 2, 2013 / 04:18 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pro-life leaders are calling for transparency in the health care exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act, asking that they include an open acknowledgement of whether each individual plan funds abortion.“Abortions are covered” under the health care law, and “taxpayers are going to be funding it,” said Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, at an Oct. 31 rally in front of the U.S. … [Read more...]

Pope prays at papal tombs on Feast of All Souls

Vatican City, Nov 2, 2013 / 01:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Late Saturday afternoon Pope Francis went to the Vatican grottos to pray in private for the souls of the deceased pontiffs interred there.November 2 marks the Feast of All Souls, a day traditionally dedicated to praying for those who have died. In his homily on November 1, the Feast of all Saints, Pope Francis had spoken of the deceased saints saying, “Those who have preceded us and have died in the Lord are there (in … [Read more...]

Decreases in religious life could prompt canon law reform

Vatican City, Nov 2, 2013 / 06:39 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In the context of a discussion on the exodus of religious and priests, the heads of the congregation for religious have said that Pope Francis is open to a reformation of the Code of Canon Law.At a conference on “vocational perseverance” held at the Pontifical University Antonianum in Rome Oct. 29, Archbishop José Rodríguez Carballo, secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies … [Read more...]


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