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Title X: Protect Life Rule comes in as Planned Parenthood walks out

Planned Parenthood will no longer receive Title X funds and has withdrawn from the program entirely. The decision took effect Aug. 19, as the deadline passed for compliance with new […]

What is the Assumption, anyway?

By Adelaide Mena/Catholic News Agency On Aug. 15, Catholics around the world mark the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, commemorating the end of her earthly life and assumption into […]

Archbishop Chaput recalls Columbine in response to recent mass shootings

By Christine Rousselle/Catholic News Agency Gun control laws alone will not stop mass shootings effectively, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia, said in a column written in response to the recent […]

HHS brings Protect Life Rule into effect, stripping Planned Parenthood of $60M in federal funds

Washington D.C., Jul 15, 2019 / 05:56 pm (CNA).- The Trump administration announced Monday evening that parts of the Protect Life Rule, which prohibits recipients of Title X family planning […]

At conference in Baltimore, USCCB passes three measures in response to abuse crisis

By Ed Condon/Catholic News Agency The U.S. bishops’ conference voted Thursday to approve proposals intended to respond to recent scandals involving sexual abuse, coercion, and cover-up on the part of […]

New Vatican norms against sex abuse build on policies mandated by the Archdiocese of Denver in 1991

by Kevin Jones/Catholic News Agency The Vatican’s global norms mandating sex abuse reporting took effect June 1, but two North American archdioceses say their recent decades’ work against clergy sex […]

California advances bill to violate sacramental seal

by Catholic News Agency Sacramento, Calif., May 24, 2019 / 09:38 am (CNA).- State senators in California have voted to approve a law that would require priests to violate the […]

Fire engulfs Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

Photo by Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP/Getty Images Paris, France, Apr 15, 2019 / 11:33 am (CNA).- The Cathedrale Notre-Dame is on fire, according to the Paris fire department. Multiple eyewitnesses […]

Following summit, Church will focus on 8 points in ‘all-out battle’ against abuse

By Courtney Grogan/Catholic News Agency At the closing of the Vatican summit on sexual abuse, Pope Francis outlined eight points that the Church will focus on in an “all-out battle” […]

Pope Francis warns against ‘spirals of hatred’ on social media

By Courtney Grogan/CNA Vatican City, Jan 24, 2019 / 04:26 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis warned Thursday against the increasing narcissism and “spirals of hatred” found on today’s social media […]

Pope Francis orders review of Vatican McCarrick files

By JD Flynn Vatican City, Oct 6, 2018 / 08:09 am (CNA).- The Vatican announced Saturday that it would review its files pertaining to allegations of sexual misconduct on the […]

U.S. bishops announce new abuse-prevention measures and call for McCarrick investigation

Washington D.C., Sep 19, 2018 / 02:30 pm (CNA).- The U.S. bishops’ conference has announced new accountability measures in response to recent clerical sex-abuse scandals. The reforms include the establishment […]