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Death penalty suspended in Ohio as lethal drugs questioned

Aug 12, 2014 - 02:12 pm .- Following the controversial botched execution of an inmate in Ohio, using a new lethal-injection mixture, a federal judge has decided to halt executions in the state until January 2015.

Report suggests Planned Parenthood may defraud taxpayers

Aug 12, 2014 - 02:06 am .- A report investigating audits of Planned Parenthood claims to show that the national abortion provider’s practices may have led to the loss of more than $100 million of taxpayer money.

Religious leaders urge Obama to help minorities in Middle East

Aug 11, 2014 - 05:37 pm .- As persecution of religious minorities intensifies in Iraq, in the U.S. Christian, Jewish, and Muslim leaders have joined together to ask the Obama administration to work “urgently” to end religious persecution in the Middle East.

Advocates advise that First Amendment protects school choice

Aug 11, 2014 - 02:07 pm .- Faith-based schools should not be excluded from Colorado's educational choice programs, according to a brief filed by attorneys in a case which is due to be heard by the state supreme court.

Aid group blasts global apathy to early Ebola outbreak

Aug 11, 2014 - 09:45 am .- Warning that the international community neglected the initial outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, a relief agency testified before Congress about the need to take the disease seriously in order to contain it.

US Catholics organize prayers for peace in Iraq

Aug 11, 2014 - 12:01 am .- Catholics in various parts of the U.S. have organized efforts to pray for peace in Iraq, especially for persecuted Christians.

Root fraternity in faith, cardinals tell Knights of Columbus

Aug 9, 2014 - 04:56 pm .- Two cardinals addressed the Knights of Columbus’ States Dinner in Orlando on Tuesday, exhorting them to practice Catholic fraternity and to continue their charitable work.

Refugees fleeing violence deserve care, bishops emphasize

Aug 8, 2014 - 06:10 am .- Catholic bishops are highlighting the need to care for refugees fleeing violent situations in their homelands as the ongoing influx of unaccompanied child migrants into the U.S. continues.

Prayers urged as black mass organizer claims consecrated Host

Aug 8, 2014 - 04:07 am .- The purported use of a consecrated Host at a planned satanic black mass at an Oklahoma City civic center would be a “terrible sacrilege” that requires a prayerful response, the local archbishop emphasized.

Disbelief, horror follow desertion of baby with Down syndrome

Aug 7, 2014 - 05:17 pm .- Advocates for those with Down syndrome are appalled and grieved by the reported abandonment of a baby who had been diagnosed with the genetic condition.

American missionary feels 'abandoned' in North Korean captivity

Aug 7, 2014 - 04:43 pm .- A Baptist missionary held captive in North Korea says he feels “abandoned” by the U.S. government after nearly two years of detainment.

Pope names new bishop for Ohio-based eparchy

Aug 7, 2014 - 04:15 pm .- Pope Francis has named seminary rector Father Bohdan J. Danylo as new bishop for the Parma, Ohio-based Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of St. Josaphat.

Knights of Columbus set record for global charitable giving

Aug 7, 2014 - 12:03 pm .- The Knights of Columbus continued to set records for charitable giving and volunteer hours, making this the 14th consecutive year they've increased their contributions.

Don't ignore rural Catholics in America, advocate exhorts

Aug 7, 2014 - 04:02 am .- An advocate for Catholics living in rural settings said it is unfortunate that this group sometimes feels like second-class citizens, and cautioned that the Church neglects them at her own peril.

Alabama governor laments judge's abortion clinic ruling

Aug 7, 2014 - 02:04 am .- Robert Bentley, Alabama's governor and a trained physician, has expressed disappointment that a law he signed last year requiring abortionists in the state to have hospital admitting privileges was  struck down by a federal judge.

Trust God's love in difficult times, bishop counsels

Aug 6, 2014 - 12:12 pm .- A relationship with God is the most important thing to remember in difficult times, said Bishop John Noonan of Orlando at the opening Mass for the 132nd Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention.

Pope thanks Knights of Columbus for their service, charity

Aug 6, 2014 - 11:31 am .- In a message delivered to the Knights of Columbus' international convention, Pope Francis thanked the Catholic fraternal organization for their charitable activity, as well as for their defense of religious freedom.

Boston cardinal chides new Massachusetts buffer zone law

Aug 6, 2014 - 12:02 am .- Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston has criticized a new Massachusetts law re-establishing buffer zones around abortion clinics after the old law was recently struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Three US states back EWTN religious liberty lawsuit

Aug 5, 2014 - 12:49 pm .- Alabama, Georgia, and Florida each filed legal briefs on Monday in support of EWTN in a lawsuit over the HHS mandate, saying the federal rule unjustly and illegally burdens the network’s religious freedom.

Campaign seeks to help educate escaped Nigerian schoolgirls

Aug 5, 2014 - 04:18 am .- As more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls remain missing after being kidnapped this spring, one human rights group has started a campaign to help educate those who were able to escape.

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