Is Planned Parenthood altering abortion procedures to obtain intact body parts?

Washington D.C., Aug 4, 2015 / 12:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The latest in a series of undercover videos on Planned Parenthood shows an official from the organization saying that abortion procedures can be altered to obtain more “intact” fetal organs. The director of research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Melissa Farrell, promised actors posing as tissue harvesters that abortion doctors in Planned Parenthood clinics can perform abortions “in a way that they get the best … [Read more...]

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Undercover reports on fetal body parts trade face legal hurdles

San Francisco, Calif., Aug 3, 2015 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A citizen journalism group investigating abortion clinics’ procurement of organs and tissue from unborn babies has pledged to contest a court order barring the release of recordings made of an abortionists’ conference. The Center for Medical Progress said that it follows “all applicable laws” and that it will fight “any attempts to suppress our First Amendment rights to free speech or silence the … [Read more...]

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Effort to defund Planned Parenthood falls short of Senate vote

Washington D.C., Aug 3, 2015 / 04:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Senate failed to bring a bill to block federal funding of Planned Parenthood to the floor on Monday evening, in a much-anticipated vote. Senate Republicans introduced the bill to defund Planned Parenthood on July 28. An effort to bring the bill to a vote rendered a split of 53-46, gaining support from the majority but falling short of the 60 votes necessary to end debate and bring the bill to the floor. Two Republicans joined … [Read more...]

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Judge rules LA convent sale invalid

Los Angeles, Calif., Aug 3, 2015 / 02:05 pm (CNA).- Los Angeles County Superior Court James Chalfant ruled July 30 that the contested sale of the former convent of the Immaculate Heart of Mary sisters to restaurateur and urban developer Dana Hollister is invalid. The judge also confirmed that the eight-acre, villa-style hilltop property located in the Los Feliz section of Los Angeles is Church property under the oversight Archbishop José H. Gomez. “I would like to reiterate my … [Read more...]

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Half of church fires in the last 20 years were set on purpose

Washington D.C., Aug 3, 2015 / 10:57 am (CNA).- Fifty-one percent of the reported fire incidents at U.S. houses of worship between 1996 and 2015 were determined to be caused by arson, according to a recent analysis by the Pew Research Center. Church fires are investigated and classified by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as accidental, bombing, arson, threat or undetermined. Statistics show that just over half of the approximately 4,700 fires reported at houses of … [Read more...]

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Why the effort to make gay marriage sacramental won’t work

Washington D.C., Aug 2, 2015 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Dissenting Catholic groups have called for gay marriage to be recognized as a sacrament, but Catholic theology has a clear priority: marriage is God's creation – and not even the Church can change that.   Dr. John Grabowski, a professor of moral theology at Catholic University of America, said that the push for “sacramental equality” by groups such as Dignity USA shows “a lack of understanding of what … [Read more...]

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Nuns, guns and the Wild West – the extraordinary tale of Sr. Blandina

Santa Fe, NM, Aug 1, 2015 / 04:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Billy the Kid, a notorious bank and stage-coach robber of the Wild West, met his match in the most unlikely of people when he met Sister Blandina Segale. According to legend, and to Sr. Blandina's journal and letters, one of Billy the Kid's gang members had been shot and was on the brink of death when the doctors of Trinidad, Colo. refused to treat him. Sister decided to take him in and cared for him for three months, nursing him … [Read more...]

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