USA Today corrects inaccurate report on Archbishop Chaput, synod

Arlington, Va., Nov 7, 2014 / 05:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The newspaper USA Today has corrected an erroneous report that claimed Archbishop Charles Chaput criticized the recent extraordinary Synod on the Family, rather than misleading media coverage of the event. A correction to a USA Today story said that the Nov. 2 article erroneously reported that Philadelphia’s Archbishop Chaput said October’s synod caused “confusion.” “The story did not include that Chaput … [Read more...]

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Chicago archdiocese releases documents on older sex abuse cases

Chicago, Ill., Nov 7, 2014 / 02:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archdiocese of Chicago released new documents involving 36 priests with substantiated allegations of sexual misconduct involving minors with most of the instances occurring prior to 1988. Issued on Nov. 6, the documents are in addition to those released in January regarding 30 other priests and are available at www.archchicago.org. According to a statement released by the archdiocese, every priest with one or more substantiated … [Read more...]

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Brittany Maynard’s suicide: A free choice or an expectation?

Denver, Colo., Nov 7, 2014 / 04:02 am (Aid to the Church in Need).- By now, the world recognizes Brittany Maynard as the media darling of right-to-die advocacy.  After receiving a grim prognosis of six months to live due to an aggressive brain tumor, Maynard and her husband relocated to Oregon in order to take advantage of the Death with Dignity law, which legalized physician-assisted suicide in the state. Compassion and Choices, an advocacy group for right-to-die causes, latched on … [Read more...]

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Don’t claim Pope Francis for your own agenda, Kasper says amid controversy

Washington D.C., Nov 6, 2014 / 08:41 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In the wake of an intense Synod on the Family, a leading voice supporting admission to Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics said different sides on Church debates should not use Pope Francis' words to bolster their own agenda. Speaking at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 6, Cardinal Walter Kasper aimed to explain Pope Francis and his pontificate. The emeritus president of the Pontifical … [Read more...]

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Celiac disease, health care, exorcism book on agenda for bishops’ meeting

Baltimore, Md., Nov 6, 2014 / 11:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The reception of Communion by those with Celiac Disease, avoiding cooperation with evil in health care partnerships, and a possible English translation of an exorcism ritual book are among the topics to be discussed by the U.S. bishops at their fall meeting next week.   The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will meet Nov. 10-13 in Baltimore for its annual fall General Assembly. The bishops will celebrate Mass at the Basilica … [Read more...]

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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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