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Francis prays for Charlie Gard, as his parents end legal battle

After a US neurologist determined that an experimental therapy could no longer potentially be of aid to a British baby born with a disabling medical condition, his parents have given up a legal challenge to take him to the US for the treatment. British and European courts had sided with English hospital officials who sought

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Nation’s capital remembers former US Opus Dei head

Catholic figures from Washington, D.C. are remembering the legacy of Fr. Arne Panula, former U.S. vicar of Opus Dei, and a beloved leader, mentor and friend of many throughout the city. “Father Arne Panula is greatly identified with our Archdiocesan Catholic Information Center where he carried out a quiet, effective, evangelizing ministry that touched many

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Archbishop Gomez calls on Congress to pass Dream Act

Too many young people are threatened with deportation because their parents brought them to the U.S. without documentation, and Congress needs to pass the Dream Act to help them, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles has said. The proposed legislation “would permanently lift the threat of deportation that right now hangs over the heads of

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NFP: It’s not just a Catholic thing anymore

For some, it was a health-conscious decision. For others, it was environmental. For still others, it was faith-based. But no matter the reason, more and more women are ditching the pill and opting for fertility awareness methods as a natural way to achieve or delay pregnancy. “In the US, there does seem to be an

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Duterte’s bloody war on drugs slammed as ‘social cleansing’

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and government officials are guilty of “social cleansing” under the guise of a war on drugs, advocates testified on Capitol Hill on Thursday. “Duterte and other high officials of the land, having had to find a particular section of Philippine society worthy of elimination, have effectively put in place a de

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Catholic women’s conference to be held in New Mexico

The Women of Grace apostolate will mark 30 years at its national conference this year, an event which aims to help women celebrate their “gift of authentic femininity.” “Come be restored, renewed, and refreshed as we journey together through this transforming weekend!” organizers said in an announcement. “Discover the blessing of your femininity and how

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Could a California bill make Catholic conduct codes illegal?

Pro-abortion groups are lobbying for a California law that Catholic leaders warn would open employers like Catholic schools to lawsuits for asking teachers to follow their codes of conduct. “The bill unmistakably targets religious organization employers in the state, and goes further, inviting expensive litigation that could take years to sort out,” the California Catholic

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