Colo. Senate considers ‘extraordinarily broad’ abortion bill

Denver, Colo., Apr 14, 2014 / 09:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Colorado Senate committee has advanced legislation that could bar any new pro-life laws in the state, prompting criticism that the bill is extreme and would prevent reasonable health and safety-based regulations.   Jenny Kraska, executive director of the Colorado Catholic Conference, said the bill would “set back the pro-life cause in Colorado greatly.” “Not only would it undo good prolife laws that we … [Read more...]

Pope expresses solidarity, comfort for fire victims in Chile

Vatican City, Apr 14, 2014 / 07:45 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis voiced his spiritual closeness to all those affected by the fire in Valparaíso, Chile, that so far has left 12 dead and has destroyed some 2,000 homes. A telegram sent by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin to Bishop Gonzalo Duarte García de Cortázar of Valparaíso explained that the Pope is “offering prayers for the deceased in this grave disaster, and at the same time share … [Read more...]