New poll asks Catholics what they believe about abortion

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Washington D.C., Feb 24, 2020 / 04:30 pm (CNA).- While the Catholic Church teaches that procuring an abortion is always immoral, a majority of U.S. Catholics do not believe abortion is intrinsically evil and say it should be legal in all or most cases. According to a RealClear Opinion Research poll sponsored by EWTN and […]

New poll shows Catholic divide over 2020 election tracks with deeper rifts

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Washington D.C., Feb 24, 2020 / 04:01 pm (CNA).- As Democratic primary voters choose which candidate will oppose President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, the second in a series of landmark polls shows Catholic voters are sharply divided over politics, and over issues of faith and morality. A RealClear Opinion Research poll, sponsored […]

Federal appeals court upholds Trump’s ‘Protect Life Rule’

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Washington D.C., Feb 24, 2020 / 03:10 pm (CNA).- A federal appeals court ruled Monday that the Trump administration’s policy adjustments to the Title X program can stay, meaning that Planned Parenthood will continue to lose out on about $60 million in federal funding. On Feb. 24, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 7-4 […]

Supreme Court will hear Philadelphia Catholic foster care case

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Washington D.C., Feb 24, 2020 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- The Supreme Court will decide if the city of Philadelphia was correct to terminate its relationship with Catholic Social Services because the agency did not work with same-sex couples in providing foster care. The case, Fulton v. Philadelphia, will be heard by the Supreme Court at […]

Belgian PM condemns anti-Semitic floats in historic parade

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Brussels, Belgium, Feb 24, 2020 / 11:30 am (CNA).- The Belgian Prime Minister, Sophie Wilmes, has condemned a traditional parade in the country which featured apparently anti-Semitic floats. For the second consecutive year, organizers of the Aalst Carnival included numerous apparetnly anti-Semitic caricatures and floats in the annual parade. This year the event also included […]

Belgian PM condemns anti-Semitic floats in historic parade

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Brussels, Belgium, Feb 24, 2020 / 11:30 am (CNA).- The Belgian Prime Minister, Sophie Wilmes, has condemned a traditional parade in the country which featured apparently anti-Semitic floats. For the second consecutive year, organizers of the Aalst Carnival included numerous apparetnly anti-Semitic caricatures and floats in the annual parade. This year the event also included […]

Kenya’s Bishops Call for End of Corruption for Lent

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By ZENIT Staff “Corruption kills the moral of society,” said Fr. Moses Omollo, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Kisumu, on the occasion of the launch of the 2020 Lent Campaign, reported Fides News Agency. Addressing the Christian faithful in the Cathedral of Saint Teresa in Kisumu, Fr. Omollo urged them to avoid any practice […]

Bishops of England and Wales Appoint New National Ecumenical Officer

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By ZENIT Staff The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales appointed Rev. Fr Jan Nowotnik, a priest of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, as the National Ecumenical Officer and Secretary to the Department for Evangelisation and Discipleship at the Conference Secretariat in London. Fr Nowotnik is a priest of the Archdiocese of Birmingham and is […]

Pope Francis Appoints Auxiliary Bishop of Tura, India

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By ZENIT Staff The Holy Father has appointed Rev. Jose Chirackal of the Tura clergy, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Tura (India), hitherto parish priest of St. Luke’s Church and Director of the Diocesan Pastoral Center, assigning him the titular see of Acufida. Rev.do Jose Chirackal Rev. Jose Chirackal was born on July 14, […]

Holy See Welcomes UN Attention to Homeless

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By ZENIT Staff On February 17, Monsignor David Charters, Chargé d’Affaires ad interim of the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations, gave an intervention during the General Discussion of the 58th Session of the Commission for Social Development, dedicated to the theme of “Affordable Housing and Social Protection Systems for […]