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Ariz. law to allow surprise inspections of abortion clinics

Apr 23, 2014 - 02:04 am .- Arizona governor Jan Brewer has signed into law a bill that ended special health inspection rules for abortion clinics, an action proponents say will help prevent dangerous conditions at abortion facilities.

San Diego bishop recovering after stroke

Apr 21, 2014 - 06:33 pm .- Bishop Cirilo Flores of San Diego is “alert and in good spirits” after suffering a stroke on the afternoon of April 16, according to a statement released by the diocese.

Ads bring Church's message to mainstream NY radio

Apr 21, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- Lay Catholics on the East Coast have teamed up with a prominent cardinal to create ads for secular radio proclaiming the Church’s message to an audience who may not otherwise hear it.

Cardinal McCarrick visits Central African Republic, promotes peace

Apr 21, 2014 - 09:55 am .- Despite the violence currently plaguing the Central African Republic, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick believes the country can recover if it abandons vengeance and focuses on a shared sense of humanity.

Cardinal Dolan blesses pregnant mothers, unborn babies

Apr 18, 2014 - 01:59 pm .- Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York blessed 30 expectant mothers and their unborn children in an April 6 Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, offering a message of hope and love.

Nevada Republicans drop pro-life, pro-marriage stand

Apr 18, 2014 - 02:03 am .- Several hundred delegates of the Nevada Republican Party approved a party platform Saturday that lacks a pro-life plank and drops support for the definition of marriage as a union of one man and one woman.

Archbishop thanks Colo. faithful for witness against abortion bill

Apr 17, 2014 - 04:35 pm .- Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver has voiced his gratitude to all those who spoke out against proposed Colorado legislation that could have put an end to life-affirming laws in the state.

Radical abortion bill dies in Colo. Senate after call to prayer, action

Apr 16, 2014 - 09:42 pm .- Amid growing protests led in large part by the Catholic Church, the Colorado Senate on April 16 killed a controversial bill that could have banned all pro-life laws in the state.

Colo. parish looks to John Paul II in family-focused initiative

Apr 16, 2014 - 05:09 pm .- Blessed John Paul II’s life and teachings on family and marriage are still bearing fruit, say members of one Colorado parish that has launched a family-friendly initiative inspired by the late Pope's example.

Denver archbishop rallies Coloradans against 'extreme' abortion bill

Apr 16, 2014 - 12:32 pm .- The Archbishop of Denver on April 15 rallied opposition to a Colorado bill he says is “both extreme and dangerously ambiguous” in its ban on all abortion regulations and other pro-life laws.

Obama says Pope Francis is a reminder of human dignity

Apr 15, 2014 - 12:20 pm .- Speaking at the 2014 Easter Prayer Breakfast at the White House, U.S. President Barack Obama reflected on his recent meeting with Pope Francis, whom he described as an inspiration.

Amid backlash after resignation, Mozilla says it respects diverse views

Apr 15, 2014 - 12:57 am .- The controversial resignation of Mozilla Corporation CEO Brendan Eich prompted thousands of negative comments at the Web browser company’s website, though the company now says it accepts those who do not support a redefinition of marriage.

Colo. Senate considers 'extraordinarily broad' abortion bill

Apr 14, 2014 - 09:13 pm .- 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. 

Legion of Christ names new North American head

Apr 14, 2014 - 03:07 pm .- Maryland-born priest Father John Connor, L.C., has been named the head of the Legion of Christ’s territory of North America.

Archbishop Chaput extends Passover greeting to Jewish community

Apr 14, 2014 - 11:01 am .- Ahead of the Jewish observance of Passover, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has written to Philadelphia’s Jewish community to extend “the prayerful best wishes” of the Catholics of his archdiocese.

Bishops invited to support 2014 March for Marriage

Apr 12, 2014 - 03:45 pm .- Two U.S. bishops leading efforts to defend and promote marriage offered their support for this year’s national March for Marriage and invited their fellow bishops to do the same.

Archbishop urges prayer, action against Colo. abortion bill

Apr 12, 2014 - 01:02 pm .- Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila is asking the people of Colorado to spend 10 minutes in prayer and take concrete action over the weekend to support the sanctity of human life in the face of a serious legislative threat.

HHS Secretary Sebelius, face of contraception mandate, resigns

Apr 11, 2014 - 06:20 pm .- After months of criticism over the troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has announced her resignation.

Bishop laments lack of charity in high school controversy

Apr 11, 2014 - 02:02 pm .- Bishop Peter J. Jurgis has said he is “shocked” by reports of “a lack of charity and respect” at a North Carolina high school meeting about a religious sister whose discussion of homosexuality came under attack.

Catholic hospitals right to reject contraceptives, doctors say

Apr 11, 2014 - 04:05 am .- Following controversy over a Catholic-affiliated medical center’s rejection of contraceptive practices in Oklahoma, physicians have said that such institutions are trying to act with integrity.

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