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Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) testifies before a hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on March 20, 2007

Pro-life groups must 'wake up' in support of pro-life Democrats, former congressman says

Pro-life Americans must do more to support embattled pro-life Democrats, said Catholic former Democratic congressman Dan Lipinski who is reportedly considering another bid for Congress.

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Pope Francis wants seminarians to read this letter from a clerical abuse survivor

The letter urges them to ‘Please be a good priest.’

A website and smartphone app to help Catholics pray for the synod on synodality was launched Oct. 19, 2021.

Vatican launches prayer website ‘to accompany’ synod on synodality

The app Click To Pray will also promote prayer for the synodal process.

Pope Francis meets with Catholicos Karekin II, the leader of the Armenian Apostolic Church, on Oct. 16, 2021.

The Vatican strengthens ties with the world’s oldest Christian nation

A week of high-level meetings has brought the Holy See and Armenia ever closer.

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Assisted suicide counseling via Zoom an even worse idea, foes tell Scottish lawmakers

Videophone evaluations are no way to assess someone for assisted suicide, critics have said, also warning that cost-based analyses which claim legal assisted suicide saves money show “callous indifference.” 

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York

Cardinal Dolan outlines 7 ‘non-negotiables’ for the Synod on Synodality

In an attempt to bring clarity to Pope Francis’s vision for the Synod on Synodality for his flock, Cardinal Timothy Dolan's homily Sunday offered seven “non-negotiables” that Jesus intended for the Church.

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de l’Assomption in Cap-Haitien, Haiti

Christian aid group requests prayers for kidnapped missionaries in Haiti

The gang responsible for the kidnapping of 17 missionaries in Haiti is demanding a $17 million ransom for their safe release, as the organization behind their trip is requesting prayers for their safety.

Sister Gloria Cecilia Narváez

Nun released nearly five years after kidnapping in Mali thanks God

Sister Gloria Cecilia Narváez Argoti, a missionary who was abducted in Mali in February 2017 and held for nearly five years, posted Sunday on Twitter thanking God and all those who made possible her liberation.

Will the Supreme Court end Roe v. Wade?

Hispanic pro-life advocate Mayra Rodriguez speaks to a crowd of over 300,000 during Mexico’s “March for Women and Life,” on Oct. 3 2021.

Planned Parenthood whistleblower turned Hispanic pro-life leader details clinic corruption, intimidation

During her tenure with Planned Parenthood, Mayra Rodríguez said she witnessed falsified abortion records, serious complications from abortions, and experienced intimidation based upon false accusations threatening her immigration status after Rodríguez indicated she would report a doctor who botched an abortion on a 19-year-old girl and then falsified the report.

Aultman in her first year of private practice, outside her office, which was under construction.

From abortionist to pro-life leader: What changed this doctor's heart?

Kathi Aultman thought she found her calling as a doctor for Planned Parenthood, but God had other plans.

Lynn Fitch, the Mississippi Attorney General.

Supreme Court must return abortion debate to voters and legislatures, says Mississippi brief

The Supreme Court’s precedents on legal abortion are so tangled and misguided that abortion law should be returned to the people and their representatives in the legislatures, backers of a Mississippi ban on abortions after 15 weeks have said.

Pro-life feminists participate at the Women's March in Washington D.C. on Jan. 21, 2017.

Why women didn’t need Roe to get ahead: An interview with the head of Secular Pro-Life

This December, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in the abortion case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Many legal experts say it presents the most momentous test yet of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide. At issue is the constitutionality of Mississippi’s 2018 law banning most abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy.

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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de l’Assomption in Cap-Haitien, Haiti

Christian aid group requests prayers for kidnapped missionaries in Haiti

The gang responsible for the kidnapping of 17 missionaries in Haiti is demanding a $17 million ransom for their safe release, as the organization behind their trip is requesting prayers for their safety.

Sister Gloria Cecilia Narváez

Nun released nearly five years after kidnapping in Mali thanks God

Sister Gloria Cecilia Narváez Argoti, a missionary who was abducted in Mali in February 2017 and held for nearly five years, posted Sunday on Twitter thanking God and all those who made possible her liberation.

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.)

Catholic congressman charged with lying to federal investigators; denies accusations

Catholic congressman Jeff Fortenberry on Tuesday was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of making false statements to federal investigators, and “scheming to falsify and conceal material facts." 

Pedro Sánchez, prime minister of Spain, speaks at a press conference in Madrid, April 13, 2021.

Spanish prime minister pledges to outlaw prostitution

Spain’s prime minister has vowed to end the practice of prostitution in the country, saying it enslaves women. 

A pilgrim attends the canonization of St. John Henry Newman in Rome, Oct. 13, 2019.

Vatican regulates the role of postulator in saints’ causes

The new regulations are designed partly to prevent conflicts of interest.

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury, England, pictured on April 4, 2012

Sir David Amess death: Catholic bishop calls for last rites to be recognized as ‘emergency service’

Police reportedly turned away a priest who sought to administer the last rites to the Catholic Member of Parliament.

Carfin Grotto, Scotland’s national shrine to Our Lady of Lourdes, is cleaned after a suspected arson attack on Oct. 17, 2021.

Fire ‘set deliberately’ damages Scotland’s national shrine to Our Lady of Lourdes

It is the latest in a series of incidents that have alarmed the country’s Catholics.

Hispanic pro-life advocate Mayra Rodriguez speaks to a crowd of over 300,000 during Mexico’s “March for Women and Life,” on Oct. 3 2021.

Planned Parenthood whistleblower turned Hispanic pro-life leader details clinic corruption, intimidation

During her tenure with Planned Parenthood, Mayra Rodríguez said she witnessed falsified abortion records, serious complications from abortions, and experienced intimidation based upon false accusations threatening her immigration status after Rodríguez indicated she would report a doctor who botched an abortion on a 19-year-old girl and then falsified the report.

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​​Bible, Quran apps removed from Apple app store for China, legal pressure cited

Under pressure from Chinese law, a digital Bible company has removed its app from Apple’s app store offerings in China while Apple itself has removed a Quran app from its China store at the request of Chinese officials.

Aug. 17 rally in support of the Hyde amendment in Raleigh, North Carolina

Senate committee proposes rollback of pro-life policies

A Senate committee introduced nine budget bills on Monday that would roll back several pro-life provisions, allowing for domestic funding of abortions and funding of international pro-abortion groups.

St. Jose Sanchez del Rio banner in St. Peter's Square, Oct. 16, 2016.

St José Sánchez del Río's witness highlighted at Mexican Martyrs Shrine statue dedication

At the dedication of the statue of Saint José Sánchez del Río at Guadalajara’s Martyrs Shrine, the city’s archbishop highlighted the saint’s witness and encouraged young people to be inspired by his life.

Toledo Cathedral in Toledo, Spain.

Toledo archbishop asks forgiveness for 'negligence' after filming of music video in cathedral

Archbishop Francisco Cerro Chaves of Toledo carried out a penitential act Sunday at the city’s cathedral, after the filming of a music video which includes sensual dance scenes within the church.