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Aug 18, 2019 - 04:55 pm .- Ashley Bratcher, lead-actress in the pro-life movie “Unplanned,” has helped establish a scholarship for women pursing an education during an unexpected pregnancy.
Aug 18, 2019 - 05:25 am .- Pope Francis said Sunday that prayer in adoration of God and service to others spreads the fire of God’s love, changing the world one heart at a time.
Aug 18, 2019 - 04:57 am .- Catholics should proceed with caution when “communicating” with the dead, two Catholic psychologists told CNA, and they should ground their communications in prayer.
Aug 17, 2019 - 04:07 pm .- Catholic Relief Services is speaking out against a potential reassignment of U.S. funds that Congress appropriated for foreign assistance programs, which aid agencies say could mean a loss of between $2 billion and $4 billion they would otherwise use for humanitarian efforts.
Aug 16, 2019 - 05:47 pm .- The acting president of the Hong Kong Federation of Catholic Students told CNA this week that he would like to see Catholics and other Christians take on a larger role in ongoing protests against the government, amid fears of a crackdown by Chinese authorities.
Aug 16, 2019 - 02:31 pm .- A judge in New Jersey has temporarily halted a law allowing physician assisted suicide, which had gone into effect August 1.
Aug 16, 2019 - 12:04 am .- In anticipation of the Irish National Grandparents Pilgrimage, a Catholic group has launched a search for the oldest grandparents in Ireland.
Aug 15, 2019 - 05:29 pm .- A representative from an Irish Catholic charity has warned that discrimination against immigrants in the private housing market has forced more people to pursue public housing.
Aug 15, 2019 - 05:03 pm .- CNA spoke with three moral theologians about suicide, on the hope for salvation that the Church holds for those who take their lives, and the obligations of the state to protect prisoners from themselves.
Aug 15, 2019 - 04:17 pm .- A group of 49 academics from universities around the world has asked the administrators of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Rome to reinstate several faculty members recently dismissed from the institute.
Aug 15, 2019 - 03:25 pm .- After a standoff between police and a gunman in Philadelphia yesterday, in which six officers were shot, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has praised the work of the responding officers and called for solutions to root causes of violence.
Aug 15, 2019 - 02:03 pm .- Scientists are hopeful after a clinical trial of two experimental drugs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) showed promise in treating the deadly Ebola virus.
Aug 15, 2019 - 11:55 am .- Twenty-two plaintiffs filed a lawsuit Aug. 14 against the Diocese of Buffalo, a province of the Society of Jesus, multiple priests, eight parishes, three high schools, a seminary, among others, alleging “a pattern of racketeering activity” that enabled and covered up clerical sexual abuse.
Aug 15, 2019 - 05:30 am .- Pope Francis announced Thursday that he is giving 6,000 blessed rosaries to Catholic communities in Syria as a sign of his closeness on the Marian Feast of the Assumption.
Aug 15, 2019 - 04:00 am .- My traveling companion and I could see the steeple of Sakitsu Church from more than a mile and a half away, after we drove through a mountain tunnel and over the large network of streams and lakes that slice up the Japanese city of Amakusa.
Aug 14, 2019 - 04:14 pm .- The Diocese of Scranton has begun an investigation into allegations of misconduct on the part of the rector of the National Shrine of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washingon, D.C.
Aug 14, 2019 - 02:31 pm .- On the eve of the 80th anniversary of the German invasion of Poland, a German archbishop has called for a stand against hubris and arrogance of those in political power.
Aug 14, 2019 - 02:30 pm .- Police in Cheyenne have recommended that two clerics accused of sexually abusing male juveniles in the 1970s and '80s be criminally charged, the Casper Star-Tribune reported Wednesday.
Aug 14, 2019 - 09:30 am .- Today, Catholics around the world mark the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, commemorating the end of her earthly life and assumption into Heaven. But while the feast day is a relatively new one, the history of the holiday – and the mystery behind it – has its roots in the earliest centuries of Christian belief.  
Aug 14, 2019 - 08:46 am .- The Auschwitz Memorial has published  photos chronicling the sacrifice of St. Maximilian Kolbe, who died in the Nazi concentration camp on August 14, 1941.