UK push to ban gender-based abortions hailed as pro-woman

Washington D.C., Nov 6, 2014 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The British Parliament's move to ban sex-selective abortion is a move to defend women's rights – including the right to be born – say supporters of the legislation. “Sex-selective abortion is violent discrimination against females,” Reggie Littlejohn, president of Women's Rights Without Frontiers, told CNA Nov. 5.   “The message of sex-selection abortion is that girls do not deserve to … [Read more...]

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Did an out-of-touch abortion stance cause Democrats to lose the Senate?

Washington D.C., Nov 5, 2014 / 08:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In the wake of momentous losses for U.S. Democrats on Tuesday, one group said the party’s abortion stance may be isolating voters and hindering candidates on both sides of the issue. “It was a rough election cycle for pro-life Democrats, largely due to our own party position on abortion,” Democrats for Life executive director Kristen Day told CNA. “In pro-life states and districts, Democrats, and particularly … [Read more...]

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Pain and growth as Archdiocese of New York reorganizes

New York City, N.Y., Nov 5, 2014 / 03:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The parishioners at Holy Innocents were relieved to hear the news. Their parish, the last to offer Latin Mass on a daily basis in New York City, will remain open following concerns that it might be closed in a recent parish consolidation initiative, Making All Things New. After years of assessment, final decisions regarding parish closures, mergers and reorganization were announced Sunday. Overall, 112 parishes will be merged to … [Read more...]

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New bishop of Boise prays for an understanding heart

Boise. Idaho, Nov 4, 2014 / 04:42 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Peter Christensen, the newly appointed Bishop of Boise, asked for prayers on Tuesday that he will be granted an understanding heart, open to God's will for his new local Church. “If I could just ask you to take a few seconds in your heart to offer a prayer for me as your bishop, that I do exactly what the Lord intends for me to do for the well-being of each of you, that you and I can grow in our journey of faith,” … [Read more...]

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Will Catholics determine the outcome of the 2014 election?

Washington D.C., Nov 4, 2014 / 02:56 pm (CNA).- The 2014 mid-term election is more about the economy and malaise with government than issues traditionally pertinent to Catholic voters, one political expert has said. But because Catholics make up such a sizable portion of the electorate, their vote plays a significant role in determining the outcome. “Surveys seem to suggest that the main things that voters care about, regardless of their religious background, include the economy, … [Read more...]

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Don’t be content with desk-bound theology, Cardinal Mueller urges

Washington D.C., Nov 3, 2014 / 08:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Theologians must not be content with an intellectual pursuit of truth but must evangelize with charity so that the Gospel retains its freshness, the head of the Church's doctrinal office insisted. In a Nov. 3 lecture at the Catholic University of America, Cardinal Gerhard Mueller,  prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, expressed his appreciation for the “charism of the theologians” in helping … [Read more...]

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How the Catholic vote could sway Alaska’s crucial Senate race

Juneau, Alaska, Nov 3, 2014 / 05:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As two candidates, both of them Catholic, vie for a U.S. Senate seat in Alaska, Church leaders are trying to inform the electorate of where they stand on crucial moral issues.   “The CatholicVote.org Research Team has pored through the public statements and positions of Dan Sullivan and Mark Begich on issues which matter to Catholics,” CatholicVote said of the Alaska Senate race. Sullivan is the Republican candidate, … [Read more...]

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