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Parental notice repeal puts unborn children and young girls at risk, Illinois critics say

Oct 28, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

The Illinois legislature’s vote to repeal parental notice requirements for abortion hurts young girls and unborn children, the Catholic Conference... Read more

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signs a state budget in Lansing, Mich., Sept. 29, 2021.

Whitmer ought to back school choice bill, not veto it, Michigan Catholic Conference says

Oct 27, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

The Michigan Catholic Conference has welcomed the passage of legislation that would help fund scholarships for private and religious K-12... Read more

Alta Fixsler

Alta Fixsler dies in hospice

Oct 23, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Alta Fixsler, the two-year-old British girl whose parents fought to keep on life support, died October 18 after her life... Read more

California State Governor Gavin Newsom.

'Absurd' pro-abortion laws in California highlight need for parent-child communication, policy expert says

Sep 27, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a pair of bills Sept. 22 that relate to privacy surrounding abortion, and a policy... Read more

Govenor Gavin Newsom of California.

California governor moves to protect 'privacy' of minors who procure abortions 

Sep 25, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a pair of bills Sept. 22 that relate to privacy surrounding abortion, both of which... Read more

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Colombian Supreme Court rules minors can marry or cohabit with an adult without parental consent

Aug 26, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The Supreme Court of Colombia ruled last week that minors between 14 and older can choose, without parental consent, legally... Read more

Parents urge Chilean president to veto bill that would undermine parental authority

Jul 1, 2021

By Giselle Vargas

Pro-family organizations in Chile are urging President Sebastián Piñera to veto completely the recently passed "System of Guarantees of Children's... Read more

Rough road leading to the Illinois State Capitol Building. Springfield, Illinois.

Tell Illinois lawmakers not to junk parental notice abortion law, Catholic bishops say

Mar 17, 2021

Illinois’ requirement to notify parents of a minor who seeks an abortion is a law that helps save lives and... Read more

Poll: most Illinois voters want parental notification for abortion, but lawmakers seek repeal

Mar 16, 2021

Some Illinois lawmakers want to repeal a law requiring abortion providers to notify parents of a minor who seeks an... Read more

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Irish Supreme Court: Hospital may withhold treatment of child against parents' wishes

Jan 27, 2021

The Supreme Court of Ireland ruled Friday that a hospital may withhold medical treatment contrary to the wishes of the... Read more

Private school parents will appeal to EU for relief against Spanish education law

Jan 19, 2021

An association of Spanish education advocates will appeal to the European Union to prevent Spain's socialist government from implementing an... Read more

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Michigan bishops welcome court decision favoring funds for private schools

Dec 31, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

The Michigan Catholic Conference is pleased with a recent state Supreme Court decision that requires a lower court to review... Read more

In Spain, 1.2 million people urge defeat of new education law

Nov 10, 2020

Proposed legislation to remodel the education system in Spain has drawn opposition from parents’ groups and educators who warn that... Read more

Azoo Raja.

Catholic girl in Pakistan in protective custody after abduction, forced marriage

Nov 3, 2020

Arzoo Raja, a 13-year-old Catholic girl in Pakistan whom a 44-year-old man allegedly kidnapped, forced to convert to Islam, and... Read more

Spanish Equality Minister Irene Montero speaks after the Council of Ministers, March 3, 2020.

Spain's government wants to repeal need for parental consent for abortion

Oct 8, 2020

The Spanish Equality Minister said Wednesday it is “more than necessary” to repeal a law that requires parental consent for... Read more

Court halts Education Department’s rule for pandemic relief money to private schools

Aug 29, 2020

A federal judge has blocked a rule by the Department of Education for allocating pandemic relief money to private schools.  Read more

'The rug was pulled from under us': Catholics fight Wisconsin county ban on in-person school

Aug 27, 2020

By Mary Farrow

Twice a week for three months, the administration of St. Ambrose Academy in Wisconsin met with Dane County public health... Read more

Justice Department: Vermont college tuition program can't exclude Catholic school student

Aug 21, 2020

The U.S. Department of Justice has sided with a Vermont Catholic high school student who has said a state program... Read more

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis appoints judges to Miami's Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court, March 27, 2019.

New Florida law requiring parental consent for abortion limits harm, Catholic bishops say

Jul 1, 2020

After Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a new law requiring parental consent for a minor’s abortion, the Florida Conference of Catholic... Read more

Coronavirus relief must benefit private schools equitably, US Education Department says

Jun 26, 2020

Federal coronavirus aid to private schools is now enforceable by law, the U.S. Department of Education has said, following concerns... Read more