US Catholics’ awareness of Christian persecution increasing

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Washington D.C., Mar 21, 2019 / 03:54 pm (CNA).- Nearly half of American Catholics say global persecution of Christians is “very severe,” a 16 percent increase from a year ago, according to a new survey commissioned by the papal charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). Despite this increase in awareness, the American Catholics […]

Cameroon: Central African Capuchin Father Assassinated in Chad

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By ZENIT Staff Capuchin Father Toussaint Zoumalde was killed in Ngaoundere, Cameroon as he was returning to his Baibokoum fraternity in Chad, Fides News Agency reported on March 21, 2019. According to a statement by the General Custody of the Capuchins for Chad and the Central African Republic, Fr. Toussaint Zoumaldé had gone to the […]

Indiana legislature fails to restore two genders to driver’s licenses

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Indianapolis, Ind., Mar 21, 2019 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- Indiana lawmakers did not act to restore gender options on driver’s licenses as “male” or “female” after the state Bureau of Motor Vehicles announced it would allow for a third “non-specified gender,” but instead chose to require a changed birth certificate, not a doctor’s note, to […]

Nigeria: Body Found of Priest Kidnapped March 13, 2019

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By ZENIT Staff Reverend Father Clement Rapuluchukwu Ugwu, the Catholic Priest of St. Mark Catholic Church, Obinofia Ndiuno in Ezeagu Local Government Area (LGA) of Enugu State was found dead March 20, 2019, reported Fides News Agency. He was reportedly abducted on March 13, 2019, in his parish. It appears according to local reports that […]

US: Update on Cardinal DiNardo’s Recovery After Mild Stroke

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By ZENIT Staff The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston has issued the following update on the recovery of Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Cardinal DiNardo suffered a mild stroke last Friday, March 15. The USCCB joins with the archdiocese in continued prayers for the […]

Irish bishops speak out against abortion requirement for medical jobs

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Dublin, Ireland, Mar 21, 2019 / 01:22 pm (CNA).- The Irish Bishops’ Conference has objected to job requirements mandating that certain consultant doctors be willing to participate in abortions, saying that the country’s new abortion law had promised to safeguard conscience rights for medical professionals. “This precondition runs totally counter to a doctor’s constitutional and […]

Irish bishops speak out against abortion requirement for medical jobs

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Dublin, Ireland, Mar 21, 2019 / 01:22 pm (CNA).- The Irish Bishops’ Conference has objected to job requirements mandating that certain consultant doctors be willing to participate in abortions, saying that the country’s new abortion law had promised to safeguard conscience rights for medical professionals. “This precondition runs totally counter to a doctor’s constitutional and […]

How this classical Catholic school welcomes children with Down syndrome

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Louisville, Ky., Mar 21, 2019 / 10:22 am (CNA).- Students with Down syndrome study Latin and logic alongside their classmates at Immaculata Classical Academy, a Catholic school in Louisville, Ky., that integrates students with special needs into each of their pre-K through 12 classrooms. The school emphasizes “education of the heart,” along with an educational […]