Adelaide Mena

Adelaide Mena

Adelaide Mena was the DC Correspondent for Catholic News Agency until 2017 and is a 2012 graduate of Princeton University.

Articles by Adelaide Mena

March for Life founder still influencing movement after death

Aug 13, 2013 / 14:43 pm

A year after her death, Nellie Gray – called the “Joan of Arc of the pro-life movement” – is still having a profound impact on the annual March for Life that she started nearly 40 years ago.

'March on the Media' criticizes abortion bias in reporting

Aug 12, 2013 / 16:20 pm

Pro-life leaders from around the country are calling on major media outlets to do a better job of informing society about the reality of abortion, rather than obscuring the facts in their coverage choices.

Catholic blogger grateful for prayers following accident

Aug 9, 2013 / 16:51 pm

A young Catholic blogger known for his defense of the faith in the public square is thankful for prayers and support as he begins the long process of recovery following a severe accident.

Expert urges US to address Nigeria violence against Christians

Aug 7, 2013 / 03:12 am

As bombings against Christian churches in Nigeria continue, a religious liberty scholar is calling on the U.S. government to recognize the scope of the problem and take steps to end the violence.

Federal probe of abortion clinic funding draws praise

Aug 6, 2013 / 16:12 pm

Pro-life lawmakers issued statements supporting a government decision to investigate the federal funding of Planned Parenthood and other organizations that perform abortions.

Three women honored by US bishops' 'People of Life' award

Aug 5, 2013 / 23:09 pm

Three leaders from diverse fields in the pro-life movement were recognized for their contributions to the movement, receiving the 2013 People of Life Award for their lifelong dedication.

Women say contraception mandate takes jab at motherhood

Aug 3, 2013 / 15:19 pm

Women from around the country gathered in front of the White House on August 1 to protest national policies that are “hostile” to the ideas of family, motherhood and religious liberty.

In tough times, Catholics of Detroit provide 'voice of hope'

Aug 1, 2013 / 03:18 am

In the wake of Detroit’s decision to file for bankruptcy, Catholics in the city are using a variety of venues to provide essential services to neighbors in need.

Pope's women in the Church remarks urge a deeper theology

Jul 31, 2013 / 01:08 am

Recent comments by Pope Francis on the role of women in the Church not only assert that their status does not depend on ordination, but call for a developed “theology of women,” says a Catholic analyst.

Interfaith leaders support Israeli-Palestine peace talks

Jul 30, 2013 / 10:08 am

Leaders from various faiths, including three U.S. bishops, sent a letter of support to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for his promise to prioritize Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Hundreds in DC celebrate World Youth Day locally

Jul 29, 2013 / 04:12 am

Over 500 local pilgrims flocked to the Franciscan Monastery in Washington D.C. on Saturday to join in prayer and show solidarity with the millions of World Youth Day pilgrims in Rio de Janeiro.

After beatings, imprisoned pastor finally receives medical care

Jul 24, 2013 / 07:00 am

Iranian-American pastor Saeed Abedini, who has been imprisoned in Iran for over 300 days, has at last received long-awaited medical care after suffering numerous beatings in captivity.

Pro-life activist's former abortion clinic in Texas closes

Jul 19, 2013 / 16:02 pm

The abortion clinic formerly managed by pro-life activist Abby Johnson will close as a result of more stringent health regulations on such facilities throughout the state of Texas.

Congressman urges focus on human rights abuses in North Korea

Jul 18, 2013 / 01:09 am

In spite of international attention on North Korea’s restrictive political regime, a top member of the Congressional human rights commission critiqued the Obama administration, saying it has not done enough to protect human rights in the country.

Bishop calls for social action to address migrants’ challenges

Jul 17, 2013 / 01:02 am

Bishop David O'Connell has issued a pastoral statement challenging Catholics to reach across partisan boundaries to pray and act for solutions to the challenges facing immigrants in the United States.

Military archbishop welcomes religious freedom coalition

Jul 16, 2013 / 16:02 pm

Archbishop Timothy Broglio has welcomed a coalition for religious freedom in the U.S. military as legislation aiming to protect religious belief and action among service members advances in Congress.

China, Russia faulted for not protecting trafficking victims

Jul 12, 2013 / 16:28 pm

A State department official has testified before Congress explaining that China, Russia and Uzbekistan have not made adequate progress in addressing human trafficking in recent years.

Vietnam president's visit shines spotlight on human rights

Jul 12, 2013 / 01:01 am

As the leaders of the United States and Vietnam prepare to meet, one federal lawmaker is calling for stronger efforts to encourage respect for human rights in the Southeast Asian country.

Texas House passes late-term abortion ban amid wide support

Jul 10, 2013 / 17:36 pm

Pro-lifers nationwide lauded Texas legislators for passing a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks gestation on the grounds that unborn infants can feel pain at that stage of development.

Proclaim wisdom of the Church boldly, exhorts Archbishop Chaput

Jul 9, 2013 / 16:12 pm

While the search for knowledge is universal, spanning all times and places, true wisdom is found in the Church and points us towards salvation in Christ, said Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia.