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Pope Francis asks doctors to spread the Gospel of Life

VATICAN City, Sept. 20, 2013 (CNA/EWTN News)—Speaking to a group of gynecologists at the Vatican, Pope Francis affirmed that all human life has dignity and rejected the discarding of “defenseless” human persons through abortion. “Every unborn child, although unjustly condemned to be aborted, has the face of Jesus Christ, the Lord’s face,” Pope Francis said, […]

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Pontifical Council discusses future of marriage, family

ROME, Italy, Sept. 20, 2013 (CNA/EWTN News) —This week the Pontifical Council for the Family is holding a conference to discuss how to recover the true meaning of the family in the context of a growing process of deconstructionism and confusion. “The family is still regarded almost universally as a good,” said Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, […]

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Interviewer: Pope’s adherence to Church abortion teaching is clear

VATICAN City, Sept. 20, 2013 (CNA/EWTN News) —Pope Francis is “absolutely clear” about Catholic teaching on abortion, but his first focus is to bring God’s salvation to everyone, “most of all sinners,” says the Jesuit priest whose lengthy papal interview was published yesterday. “The message of the Church is a message of mercy,” said Father […]

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European pro-life initiative gains one million supporters

BRUSSELS, Belgium, Sept. 19, 2013 (CNA/EWTN News)—An initiative to propose to the European Parliament a ban on the funding of embryo-destructive policies has gained one million signatures, ensuring the proposal will be received at the legislature. The initiative, “One of Us,” seeks to protect the “dignity, the right to life and the integrity of every […]

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Seminar at UN to push for pro-life, pro-family development efforts

NEW YORK City, N.Y., Sept. 18, 2013 (CNA)—A U.S. religious liberty group and a Mexican development organization are holding a seminar at the United Nations to advocate the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in a way that respects human life and the family. “At this crucial time in history when the sanctity of life […]

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Chilean lawmakers establish day for unborn children

SANTIAGO, Chile, Sept. 11, 2013 (CNA/EWTN News)—By a vote of 59-27, the Chilean House of Representatives has approved a law establishing March 25 as the Day of the Unborn Child and of Adoption. Although the proposal was granted initial approval on May 14, the congressional Human Rights committee then introduced a modification to instead call […]

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Panel explores link between sex-selection, abuse of women

WASHINGTON D.C., Sept. 14, 2013 (CNA)—A recent hearing before members of the U.S. House of Representatives examined the gender imbalance in India and its connection to human trafficking and mistreatment of women in the country. “Sex-selective abortion and female infanticide have led to lopsided sex ratios,” said Congressman Chris Smith (R-N.J.). “In parts of India, for […]

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North Carolina pro-life law praised as positive step

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 1, 2013 (CNA/EWTN News)—Pro-life advocates are praising North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory for signing into law a multi-part pro-life bill that rasies abortion safety regulations in the state. “While we pray for the day when there is no longer a need for any clinic that performs abortions, this bill is a positive [...]

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Scholar says population fears ignore history’s evidence

School assembly in Karnataka India. Credit: Hillary Senour/CNA. WASHINGTON D.C., July 11, 2013 (CNA/EWTN News)—While many population control advocates spend World Population Day deeply concerned about projected growth trends, an economist says such unchecked anxiety is misguided. “To have sort of an unmitigated fear of the population future … is to ignore the evidence of the economic history that we and our parents and grandparents have lived

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After crisis pregnancy, young mom finds fulfillment

Raquel Kato and her daughter, AveMarie Rose. Credit: Alzbeta Volk/www.alzbeta.net DENVER, Colo., June 30, 2013 (CNA/EWTN News)– A 22-year-old single mom who chose life during an unplanned pregnancy says that she has found “purpose and love” in the joys and trials of motherhood. “Being a mom is definitely the road to sainthood for me; it requires total self-sacrifice, but dying to oneself through motherhood has only brought me closer to

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