What pro-lifers can expect from a divided House and Senate

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Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 21, 2020 / 04:37 pm (CNA).- With nearly all U.S. House and Senate races decided, Congress will be sharply divided the next two years—possibly undermining the viability of extreme pro-abortion policies. A Senate majority will hinge upon two Jan. 5 runoff elections in Georgia. Republicans would only need one of these […]

The McCarrick Report: A timeline

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CNA Staff, Nov 21, 2020 / 03:22 am (CNA).- The following is a timeline of important dates from the McCarrick Report. Published by the Vatican Nov. 10, the report examines the “institutional knowledge and decision-making” regarding Theodore McCarrick, the former cardinal found guilty of sexual abuse of minors and seminarians in 2019 and laicized after […]

Tulsa diocese leaves Christian coalition over abortion

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CNA Staff, Nov 20, 2020 / 07:01 pm (CNA).- The Diocese of Tulsa has withdrawn from the Oklahoma Council of Churches because the group will not defend the life of unborn children from abortion, its bishop said earlier this month. The OCC “will not commit itself to defending the right to life of babies in […]

18 states file brief supporting Tennessee's discrimination abortion ban

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CNA Staff, Nov 20, 2020 / 06:25 pm (CNA).- An 18-state coalition filed a brief this week supporting a Tennessee law banning abortions based on an unborn child’s race, sex, or Down syndrome diagnosis. “Protecting the most vulnerable members of society is an interest of the utmost importance for States. And it is hard to […]

Federal appeals court hears arguments over California abortion mandate

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Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 20, 2020 / 05:01 pm (CNA).- The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments on Friday in the case of California churches against the state’s abortion coverage mandate. “This is an ongoing injury,” said Jeremiah Galus, senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, on behalf of churches before a three-judge panel of […]

Michigan Catholic deacon recovering after stabbing

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CNA Staff, Nov 20, 2020 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- A deacon who was stabbed outside a Michigan church this month is recovering in a rehabilitation hospital, the Diocese of Kalamazoo reported this week. “We’re happy to share that Deacon Joe Schmitt is doing well. He’s been released from the hospital and working with rehabilitation services […]

Swedish parish holds day of penance and fasting after church vandalism

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Rome Newsroom, Nov 20, 2020 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- Christ the King parish in Gothenburg, Sweden, is holding a day of penance and fasting Friday in reparation for the vandalism of their church. Fr. Tobias Unnerstål told CNA that the church was planning a Mass of Reparation on the night of Nov. 20. While police […]