Polish rallies seek stronger protections for unborn children

Warsaw, Poland, May 17, 2016 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Thousands of Polish pro-lifers have called on parliament to pass a bill that would further restrict abortion in the country.“Today we are calling on our state authorities to guarantee full legal protection of unborn children,” Pawe? Kwasniak said to a Sunday rally of over 1,000 people in Warsaw.Kwasniak heads the Support Center for Life and Family Initiatives, the Warsaw-based pro-life NGO that organized support for the … [Read more...]

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Don’t let fear keep you from World Youth Day, cardinal says

Rome, Italy, May 17, 2016 / 01:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With millions of youth set to arrive in Krakow for World Youth Day in just a few weeks, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz said that “there is no danger” and urged those still on the fence to not miss the opportunity out of fear.“Come to Krakow, we’re waiting for you, don’t be afraid!” the cardinal said in a May 30 message to young people around the world. “I say clearly to the youth: do not be … [Read more...]

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Don’t let fear keep you from World Youth Day, cardinal says

Rome, Italy, May 17, 2016 / 01:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With millions of youth set to arrive in Krakow for World Youth Day in just a few weeks, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz said that “there is no danger” and urged those still on the fence to not miss the opportunity out of fear.“Come to Krakow, we’re waiting for you, don’t be afraid!” the cardinal said in a May 30 message to young people around the world. “I say clearly to the youth: do not be … [Read more...]

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Hoax or history? The communist smearing of Cardinal Stepinac

Zagreb, Croatia, May 17, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA).- Was the controversial Cardinal Aloysius Stepinac a target of decades-long communist smears and disinformation? One researcher of the period says the facts can counter false claims about the beatified cardinal's wartime record.“Stepinac was and remains an enormous hero in Croatia today,” Prof. Ronald J. Rychlak told CNA.“Just about every church you go into there’s a picture or a statue or a painting of Stepinac. … [Read more...]

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A young woman chose to be euthanized, and the reason why is awful

Amsterdam, Netherlands, May 15, 2016 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- A Dutch woman in her 20s was euthanized after her mental health condition was declared “insufferable” by a team of doctors and psychiatrists in the Netherlands, according to recently released reports from the Dutch Euthanasia Commission.  Why? The unnamed woman was sexually abused from ages 5 to 15.  As a result, she suffered from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and other mental illnesses. Multiple … [Read more...]

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Nearing 50 years of legal abortion, U.K. pro-lifers take a stand

Birmingham, England, May 14, 2016 / 03:50 pm (CNA).- Thousands of men, women, and children took to the streets of Birmingham on Saturday to take a stand for the unborn and to reach out to their community.“At the very heart of this is the life of the unborn, and the protection of that life,” Archbishop Bernard Longley of Birmingham told CNA ahead of this year’s March for Life U.K.“Alongside that is the Church’s concern for the mother, for those who are advising, … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis visits home for disabled persons for the Jubilee of Mercy

Rome, Italy, May 13, 2016 / 12:37 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On Friday afternoon Pope Francis made a surprise visit to a community in Italy which houses and cares for persons who have severe mental disabilities, where he visited both the care-givers and the beneficiaries.The visit was part of his “Mercy Friday” initiative, in which he carries out one act of mercy a month on a Friday throughout the Jubilee of Mercy.The Pope's visit to Il Chicco was announced in a May 13 … [Read more...]

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