Washington D.C., Sep 30, 2015 / 05:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The House on Tuesday passed a bill allowing states to withhold Medicaid funds from health care providers that perform abortions.
The Women’s Public Health and Safety Act, introduced by Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wisc.) passed the House largely along party lines in a 236-193 vote Sept. 29. Only two Democrats – Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) and Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) – supported the bill. Nine Republicans voted against it.
Kristen Day, director of the group Democrats for Life of America, told CNA taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood amounts to “corporate welfare
Philadelphia, Pa., Sep 30, 2015 / 05:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In response to Pope Francis’ ongoing encouragement of marriage, an Ecuadorian lay woman has penned a simple thank you letter that has now gained over 1,500 signatures in the Hispanic community.
“Your concern and your words have often been a source of strength to us in the midst of times and circumstances that are often challenging,” Sonia María Crespo de Illingworth’s letter read.
“You have further called us to ‘experience joy’ from the ‘harmony of persons’ patient ‘love’ and ‘mutual support,’ which must be part of the family,” she said.
In a powerfully worded apostolic exhortation addressed to the men of his diocese, Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix, Arizona, has urged them to “not hesitate to engage in the battle …
The Swiss diocese of St. Gallen has confirmed that a group of prelates met there to discuss the future of the Church, but denied reports that the meetings formed the basis for a campaign …
Speaking on September 29 at a UN session on the comprehensive nuclear test-ban treaty, the Vatican’s top foreign-policy official renewed the Vatican’s appeal for all nations to …
New rules for the Synod of Bishops, to be introduced at the October meeting, will include elimination of both an interim report and a final message from the bishops, according to a report …
Pope Francis met with about 400 sick people and their escorts before his public audience on Wednesday, September 29.
The Pope stopped in the Paul VI auditorium before his regular weekly …
A rift has developed between Pope Francis and Rome’s Mayor Ignazio Marino.
In an exchange with reporters during his flight from Philadelphia to Rome on September 27, the Pope used …
A Catholic priest was stabbed to death on September 29 in Tanjay, in the Philippines, the Fides news service reports.
Father Antonio Magalso was attacked and killed while he was on his …
New York City, N.Y., Sep 30, 2015 / 03:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Students and community members in East Harlem were moved, sometimes to tears, by Pope Francis’ words and example during his visit to the New York neighborhood.
“It was mindblowing and at the same time very shocking,” Aaron Diaz, a third grader from Our Lady, Queen of the Angels School told CNA, “because not many people are able to meet him.”
Negueubou Kamwa, a fourth grader at Our Lady, Queen of the Angels, added that the meeting “amazing and it was like a big opportunity and a blessing,”