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Mark Houck with his children

Arrested pro-life activist Mark Houck victim of religious discrimination, lawyers say

Dec 8, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Lawyers filed a motion to dismiss the case, contending that “the Biden administration, has engaged in an overt pattern of... Read more

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UK Supreme Court rules in favor of banning prayer, protests at abortion clinics

Dec 7, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The law prohibits “direct” and “indirect” pro-life “influence,” broadly defined, within 100 meters (about 328 feet) of an abortion provider. Read more

Father Fidelis Moscinski (far left, in gray robe), a well-known pro-life activist and priest of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (CFR) is seen during a tense standoff between pro-life and pro-abortion demonstrators in Lower Manhattan on July 2, 2022.

Charges dropped against ‘Red Rose Rescue’ priest who counsels women against abortion

Dec 6, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Father Fidelis Moscinski, CFR, and three other pro-life advocates faced charges of trespassing at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Trenton. Read more

Livia Tossici-Bolt says she was urged by council officers to “move on” after praying in public near an abortion center in Bournemouth, England.

UK Supreme Court to rule on ‘censorship zone’ outside abortion facilities

Dec 6, 2022

By Madeleine Teahan

Pro-life and free-speech campaigners in the United Kingdom are awaiting a landmark ruling from the Supreme Court on Wednesday. Read more

Chilean judge Eduardo Vio Grossi, the only pro-life judge serving at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR), died Dec. 3, 2022, at the age of 78.

Only pro-life judge on Inter-American Court of Human Rights dies

Dec 5, 2022

By CNA Staff

Chilean judge Eduardo Vio Grossi served as a judge at the Inter-American Court since 2010 and was the court’s vice... Read more

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Catholic student center in Nebraska receives shooting threat, signed ‘Jane’s Revenge’

Dec 4, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

A Catholic campus ministry center at the University of Nebraska received a death threat Saturday morning in a note signed... Read more

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Indiana AG files legal complaint against abortion doctor who performed a minor’s abortion

Dec 1, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita has asked the state’s medical licensing board to discipline the doctor who performed an abortion... Read more

Livia Tossici-Bolt says she was urged by council officers to “move on” after praying in public

UK woman praying in public asked to ‘move on’ by local authorities

Nov 25, 2022

By Madeleine Teahan

Concerns about religious freedom in the UK are intensifying after local council officers confronted a woman on the south coast... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco

Exclusive interview: 7 questions for Archbishop Cordileone 

Nov 20, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco sat down with CNA for an interview during a break at the U.S.... Read more

The U.S. bishops met in Baltimore for their annual fall general assembly on Nov. 14-17, 2022.

9 key things the U.S. bishops did at their fall meeting in Baltimore

Nov 18, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

Here’s a summary of key actions taken at the U.S.Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) fall plenary assembly. Read more

Participants in a demonstration against Proposition 1 outside the California capitol in Sacramento, Oct. 6, 2022.

Abortion in 2022 midterms: How did the states vote?

Nov 9, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Ballot initiatives to protect and expand abortion passed across the nation on Election Day. Read more

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gives a victory speech after defeating Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rep. Charlie Crist during his election night watch party at the Tampa Convention Center on Nov. 8, 2022, in Tampa, Florida. DeSantis was the projected winner by a double-digit lead.

2022 Midterms: Which party came out on top? Stay tuned!

The American people spoke on Election Day, but it’s not clear yet what they were trying to say. Read more

Colorado State Capitol Building in Denver.

With no pro-life laws, Colorado sees abortion numbers spike

Nov 8, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

A new study has shown that the number of abortions in Colorado has spiked, in part because more women come... Read more

Pope Francis speaks with members of the press on the flight from Bahrain to Rome.

Pope Francis praises pro-abortion economist on papal commission in remarks about women

Nov 6, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Mariana Mazzucato’s appointment to the Pontifical Academy for Life drew criticism due to her outspoken advocacy for abortion rights. Read more

People praying at an abortion clinic.

Prayer rally to defeat Michigan abortion amendment is victim of ‘pro-choice cyber attack’

Nov 4, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Organizers of the pro-life rally had asked attendees to register to help with preparations, but phony registrations came in from... Read more

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NPR airs recording of woman’s abortion: ‘What hell sounds like’

Nov 3, 2022

By Katie Yoder

“You’re going to hear this machine turn on now, okay, it makes a loud noise,” someone tells the unidentified Michigan... Read more

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Total abortions decreased by 6% in the U.S. after Roe v. Wade was overturned

Oct 31, 2022

By Katie Yoder

A pro-abortion group reported there were 5,270 fewer abortions in July and 5,400 fewer in August after the court’s June... Read more

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U.S. bishops offer pro-family policy recommendations ahead of midterms

Oct 31, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The USCCB has offered more than a dozen policy recommendations related to the health and well-being of women, children, and... Read more

A woman carries a sign warning of the dangers of Proposal 3, the so-called "Reproductive Freedom for All" constitutional amendment, during an Oct. 15 rally at the state capitol building in Lansing. If the controversial proposal passes, it would mean the end of all abortion-related regulation in Michigan, including for children and minors.

In rare letter to all Detroit parishioners, archbishop warns of ‘extreme’ abortion initiative

Proposal 3 would have “vast and extreme” consequences for Michigan if it passes, Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron said. Read more

Georgia U.S. Senate candidates Democrat Raphael Warnock (left) and Republican Herschel Walker

Catholics in Georgia stick with Walker despite abortion allegations 

Oct 26, 2022

By Edie Heipel

A solid majority of Catholic voters in the state back the Republican candidate, according to a new EWTN poll.   Read more