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Chilean officials raid bishops’ conference amid abuse investigation

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Santiago, Chile, Aug 14, 2018 / 11:47 am (CNA).- Officials of the Investigative Police of Chile (PDI) raided Tuesday the offices of the Chilean bishop’s conference to seize information and statements from alleged victims of abuse perpetrated by the Congregation of the Marist Brothers. According to Chilean officials, police are investigating 38 claims of sexual […]

Canadian bishops: Keep palliative care distinct from assisted suicide

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Ottawa, Canada, Aug 11, 2018 / 04:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In the age of legal assisted suicide and euthanasia, palliative care must remain as a distinct form of care that attends to the needs and dignity of the whole person at the natural end of their life, the Catholic bishops of Canada have said. The […]

Chile’s military diocese raided in abuse investigation

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Santiago, Chile, Aug 11, 2018 / 06:01 am (ACI Prensa).- Police seized documents and equipment from the office of the bishop of Chile’s military diocese Thursday as part of an investigation into accusations that Church officials in the country covered up clerical sexual abuse. Personnel from Chile’s Carabineros arrived at the headquarters Aug. 9 in […]

Nun in Mexico celebrates 75th anniversary of her first profession

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Guadalajara, Mexico, Aug 9, 2018 / 03:01 pm (ACI Prensa).- Sister Emma of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 97, celebrated last month her “diamond anniversary” of consecration to Christ. The religious, born in 1921 Yahualica in the Mexican state of Jalisco, celebrated July 19 the 75th anniversary of her profession in the Congregation of the […]

Argentina Senate rejects bill to legalize abortion

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Buenos Aires, Argentina, Aug 9, 2018 / 10:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Concluding a 16-hour legislative session in the early hours of August 9, the Argentina Senate rejected a bill to legalize first-trimester abortion. Pro-life advocates welcomed the results of the vote. “Argentina has embraced life despite huge international pressure to give up existing legislation protecting […]

Canadian man says he asked for home care, was offered assisted suicide

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London, Canada, Aug 8, 2018 / 12:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Canadian man suffering from an incurable disease claims that despite asking for home care, the medical team at an Ontario hospital would offer him only medically assisted suicide. Roger Foley, a 42-year-old from Ontario, has cerebellar ataxia, a rare disorder that limits his neurological […]

Brazilian church bells ring as court considers decriminalizing abortion

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Brasilia, Brazil, Aug 7, 2018 / 03:01 pm (ACI Prensa).- Catholic churches throughout Brazil rang their bells at 3 p.m. Thursday to sound a warning regarding the possible decriminalization of abortion in the country. The Aug. 2 initiative took place on the eve of a Supreme Federal Court hearing which was to consider the constitutionality […]

Chilean bishops’ efforts to prevent sex abuse affirmed by Pope Francis

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Santiago, Chile, Aug 6, 2018 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Friday wrote to the Chilean bishops’ conference to express his approval of their newly-adopted plan to prevent future instances of sex abuse within the Church. “I was impressed by the work of reflection, discernment, and decisions that you have made,” the Pope […]

Efforts to broaden abortion legalization continue in Chile

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Santiago, Chile, Aug 5, 2018 / 04:42 pm (ACI Prensa).- Pro-life groups in Chile are criticizing efforts to legalize abortion for any reason up to 14 weeks of pregnancy. Guido Guirardi, president of the Senate Committee on Health, has pushed for the introduction of a bill to broaden the legalization of abortion, according to La […]

Argentine province declares itself pro-life ahead of abortion vote

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Buenos Aires, Argentina, Aug 5, 2018 / 04:23 am (ACI Prensa).- Shortly before next week’s vote on the abortion bill in the Argentine National Senate, the Tucumán provincial legislature declared the province to be pro-life. Of 43 provincial legislators, 39 voted in favor of the resolution Aug. 2. The resolution joins other decrees that have […]