Archive of January 31, 2019

Sen. Ben Sasse seeks to fast-track bill to protect abortion survivors

Jan 31, 2019 - 05:12 pm .- U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) has announced that he will introduce the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to the Senate on Monday, and is calling for a voice vote to pass the measure.

Indian court denies bail to Missionary of Charity accused of child trafficking

Jan 31, 2019 - 03:25 pm .- A religious sister with the Missionaries of Charity accused of cooperating in the sale of a child from a home for unwed mothers has been denied bail by India’s Supreme Court, according to UCANews.

Pope calls United Arab Emirates 'a land of coexistence' ahead of visit

Jan 31, 2019 - 02:46 pm .- Pope Francis expressed gratitude for his upcoming trip to the United Arab Emirates, noting it is an opportunity to promote greater peace between Muslims and Catholics.  

Virginia bishops ‘distraught’ at abortion bill, governor’s comments

Jan 31, 2019 - 02:45 pm .- Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington and Bishop Barry C. Knestout of the Diocese of Richmond issued statements Thursday condemning a proposed abortion bill in the Virginia legislature and comments made by the state’s governor.

Conscientious objection limits abortion access in Victoria, study finds

Jan 31, 2019 - 01:47 pm .- Though Australia's Victoria state requires doctors with conscientious objection to abortion to refer women to another provider, a study published Thursday found that some doctors are noncompliant, “with adverse effects on access to care for some women.”

New movie tells story of abortion clinic worker turned pro-life advocate

Jan 31, 2019 - 10:40 am .- A movie chronicling the conversion of a former Planned Parenthood clinic director who became a pro-life advocate will be released in theaters nationwide on March 29.

New York bishop to lead Diocese of Columbus

Jan 31, 2019 - 07:21 am .- Pope Francis accepted the retirement of Bishop Frederick Campbell of Columbus, Ohio, Thursday, appointing Bishop Robert J. Brennan, auxiliary of Rockville Centre, to lead the diocese.

Rebuilding broken hearts: A Syrian sister’s prayer for her country

Jan 31, 2019 - 03:36 am .- As the people of Syria work to rebuild the cities, hospitals, homes, and schools that were destroyed through years of conflict, they also face a more difficult task, according to one Syrian Catholic sister: repairing broken hearts.

Pro-life leaders call on Trump to defund Planned Parenthood

Jan 31, 2019 - 12:13 am .- Following the passing of a New York law legalizing abortion up to the point of birth, pro-life leaders are calling on U.S. President Donald Trump to act on his yet-unfulfilled campaign promise of defunding Planned Parenthood.