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Catholics bring pro-life voices to the UN Commission for Women

New York City, N.Y., Mar 22, 2019 CNA.- As participants in the UN Commission for Women’s annual gathering advocated for increased international access to abortion, side events hosted by the Vatican and other Catholic groups presented a pro-life perspective on women’s empowerment at the UN.

Pope accepts resignation of embattled Chilean cardinal

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a Chilean cardinal who has faced widespread criticism for his handling of cases of clerical sexual abuse in the country.

Trump calls on universities to protect 'free, open debate' on campuses

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, praised President Donald Trump March 21 for taking seriously the assaults she said conservative groups are facing on campuses around the country.

Rector of Montreal oratory stabbed during televised Mass

MONTREAL (CNS) -- Father Claude Grou, rector of St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, was stabbed during a Mass March 22. The motive for the attack remains unknown.

New school choice federal tax credit bill introduced in House, Senate

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A new piece of legislation endorsed by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos could put Catholic or other religious schools within reach of many families who would otherwise not be able to afford them.

Bishop criticizes 'faith-filled' Catholics who spread fear of Muslims

DUBLIN (CNS) -- An Irish bishop has criticized Catholics who identify as "faith-filled" while spreading fear and mistrust of immigrants, particularly those who are Muslims.

In divisive times, Chesterton inspires unity among Catholics, author says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- At a time when Catholics seem to be split between conservative or progressive factions, the life and works of English writer G. K. Chesterton can inspire men and women in the church to rise above conflict, said U.S. scholar Dale Ahlquist.

Catholics must look to God for light in difficult times, says archbishop

BISMARCK, N.D. (CNS) -- Defending our Catholic beliefs is important, but Catholic discipleship also is "about advancing the Gospel, not merely sustaining or protecting it," Philadelphia's archbishop said in an evening keynote address at the University of Mary in Bismarck March 20.

Catholic social teaching guides advocates in push for a 'moral' budget

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The White House delivered a record $4.75 trillion "Budget for a Better America" for fiscal year 2020 to Congress March 11 and it continued a defining trend to boost military spending and border security while making deep cuts in most other federal agencies.

Nebraskans' faith, community spirit stronger after floods, priest says

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- After floodwaters ravaged much of Nebraska, ironically one thing some people needed most was clean water.