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  • Planned Parenthood eschews federal funding to continue abortion referrals
    Washington D.C., Jul 19, 2019 / 12:31 am (CNA).- As a new regulation takes effect, barring Title X recipients from making abortion referrals, Planned Parenthood has reportedly decided to forego the federal funds in order to continue directing women to abortion. “We are not going to comply with a regulation… Read more »
  • Mexican bishop considers life sentence for 'El Chapo' to be just
    Chilpancingo, Mexico, Jul 18, 2019 / 11:01 pm (CNA).- The bishop of one of Mexico's most violent areas has said that Wednesday's sentencing of drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera to life in prison plus 30 years is proper and prudent. Guzmán, known as “El Chapo”, is a fomer head of… Read more »
  • Villanova historian says Chaput, Cordileone, and Strickland are ‘devout schismatics’
    Denver, Colo., Jul 18, 2019 / 06:35 pm (CNA).- A Church historian at Philadelphia’s Villanova University has said three U.S. bishops are “devout schismatics” who try to diminish the authority of Pope Francis. “They are devout in the sense that they publicly display their preference for a traditionalist Church and… Read more »
  • UK is 'hijacking' N Ireland on abortion, bishops say
    Armagh, Northern Ireland, Jul 18, 2019 / 06:01 pm (CNA).- The bishops of Northern Ireland noted their alarm Wednesday at the British parliament's passage of a bill that will legalize abortion and same-sex marriage in the region, highlighting the value of human life and the importance of devolution. The House… Read more »
  • New study suggests link between autism and gender dysphoria
    London, England, Jul 18, 2019 / 05:30 pm (CNA).- A new study suggests a link between autism, autistic traits, and identifying as transgender or non-binary, raising new questions about the growing use of so-called “gender transition” procedures as a treatment for gender dysphoria. The study, which was released July 14 and… Read more »


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  • Catholics put focus on immigrant children with rally, civil disobedience
    IMAGE: CNS photo/Tyler OrsburnBy Carol ZimmermannWASHINGTON (CNS) -- A few hundred Catholic activists, including dozens of women religious, gathered outside at the foot of the U.S. Capitol July 18 urging politicians to stop its "inhumane treatment" of immigrant children at the border and reminding people of faith to take a… Read more »
  • Faith is no trick up this magician's sleeve
    IMAGE: CNS photo/courtesy Giancarlo BerniniBy Carol ZimmermannWASHINGTON (CNS) -- For Giancarlo Bernini, a recent graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, things are not always as they appear and that's a good thing because it is how he plans to make a living. The magician, who has done shows… Read more »
  • Update: Faith leaders decry ICE deportations, say action causes fear
    IMAGE: CNS photo/ICE, Charles Reed via ReutersBy Julie AsherWASHINGTON (CNS) -- Many Catholic and other faith leaders noted that the Gospel reading for July 14 -- the day U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was to carry out deportation orders for some immigrants -- was the parable of the good Samaritan… Read more »
  • Synod emphasizes church's mission to defend the vulnerable, cardinal says
    IMAGE: CNS Photo/Paul JeffreyBy Junno Arocho EstevesVATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The objective of the upcoming Synod of Bishops for the Amazon is to highlight the need for religious, political and social leaders to come together and defend the dignity of indigenous men, women and children and an ecosystem that is… Read more »
  • Justice Stevens changed death penalty views during three decades on court
    IMAGE: CNS photo/Larry Downing, ReutersBy Carol ZimmermannWASHINGTON (CNS) -- Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who served on the court for nearly 35 years, died July 16 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at age 99 after suffering complications from a stroke the previous day. The justice, who retired in 2010,… Read more »