Virginia parish to hold holy hour against planned black mass

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Richmond, Va., Jan 22, 2020 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- A parish in Chesapeake, Virginia will host a Holy Hour of Reparation on Saturday to spiritually combat a scheduled black mass to be held at a bar in nearby Norfolk. A separately organized rosary rally is planned for outside the bar at the time of the […]

Revision of Criminal Code could legalize abortion throughout Mexico

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Mexico City, Mexico, Jan 22, 2020 / 01:31 pm (CNA).- Pro-life advocates in Mexico are speaking out against a leaked draft copy of Mexico’s revised National Criminal Code, which would legalize abortion throughout the country at all stages of pregnancy. The draft copy, which was leaked to the press in recent days, is expected to […]

Perform euthanasia or lose government funding, Canadian hospice told

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Vancouver, Canada, Jan 22, 2020 / 11:00 am (CNA).- A Canadian hospice is at risk of losing its government funding over its refusal to euthanize patients who request an “assisted death.” Fraser Health Authority, a publicly-funded organization responsible for administering healthcare for 1.6 million people in the western Canadian province of British Columbia, is ordering […]

DOJ files brief in support of Ohio Down syndrome abortion ban

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Washington D.C., Jan 22, 2020 / 10:00 am (CNA).- The Department of Justice is officially supporting Ohio’s Down syndrome abortion ban before a federal circuit court. In a friend-of-the-court brief filed on Tuesday with the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said that Ohio’s law is constitutional, protects vulnerable individuals […]

Colombia’s Bishops Ask for Action to Halt Violence

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By ZENIT Staff The Bishops of Colombia feel “immense pain and concern in receiving, every day during this 2020, news of assassinations of leaders and threats to communities”, and express “solidarity with the survivors, family members and friends of those who lost their lives in this wave of violence and senseless death”, says the statement […]

Supreme Court will not fast track new ACA appeal

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Washington D.C., Jan 22, 2020 / 09:00 am (CNA).- The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to fast-track hearing a new appeal of the Affordable Care Act. The decision comes after the act’s individual mandate was struck down by a federal circuit court. In December, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the Affordable Care […]

Body of Missing Venezuelan Priest Found

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By ZENIT Staff The diocese of San Cristóbal is experiencing with consternation the discovery of the lifeless body of Fr. José Manuel Rondón Molina, who went missing since last Thursday, January 16, reported Fides News Agency. “With pain and sadness I must communicate that Fr. Manuel Rondón’s lifeless body was found, let us pray for […]

Irish Schools, Parishes and Families to Celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2020

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By ZENIT Staff Catholic Schools Week 2020 will be celebrated from Sunday, January 26 – Sunday, February 1 on the theme ‘Catholic Schools: Living in Harmony with God’s Creation’. During Catholic Schools Week families, parishes and schools, North and South, are invited to participate in a week of celebration of Catholic schools and on their […]