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U.S. House passes bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks

WASHINGTON—The U.S. House Oct. 3 passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which bans abortions after 20 weeks of gestation, about the time doctors have determined that an unborn child can feel pain. Introduced by Rep. Trent Franks, R-Arizona, it would punish doctors who perform an abortion after 20 weeks, except in cases of rape, […]

Life chains are a quiet success in South Carolina

People who were willing to take a public stand for life participated in the 30th annual Life Chain held Oct. 1. The prayerful and silent abortion protest takes place across the nation every year. Top photo, Miscellany/Keith Jacobs: Life Chain participants hold signs in Spanish (abortion kills children) at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in […]

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Respect Life Month opens the door to involvement

Catholics have observed October as Respect Life Month. It is a time to pray and meditate on the sanctity of life, and a great opportunity to address the wide spectrum of pro-life issues. Produced by Juanita Bustamante

USCCB, pope call for prayers after ‘unspeakable terror’

WASHINGTON—The nation has experienced “yet another night filled with unspeakable terror,” and “we need to pray and to take care of those who are suffering,” said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington. In Las Vegas, a gunman identified by law enforcement officials as Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, was perched in […]

Can any war these days be just?

They used to call it saber rattling. Now we hear threats to blast and contaminate Guam or to un­leash “fire and fury.” Talk abounds about the importance of finding dip­lomatic solutions to international conflicts. Meanwhile, we live with nuclear warheads, missiles ready to launch, guerilla warfare, terror­ism, and threats of germ warfare and chemical warfare […]

Explaining LGBTQ teaching

Q: How are we supposed to ex­plain to children that the notions and behaviors of the LGBTQ community are not natural and moral? (Elgin, SC) A: This is a pressing and impor­tant question. It’s one that is getting blurred, and in the whirlwind otherwise good Chris­tian people are forgetting the de­posit of faith that we […]

In Puebla, Mexico, where churches don’t stand, people still pray

PUEBLA, Mexico—The legend goes that there are 365 churches in San Pedro Cholula, one for every day of the year. However, in the aftermath of the Sept. 19 earthquake, nearly every colorful and picturesque church is fractured and security perimeters make sure congregants cannot access them. Residents fear more might still tumble. “Don’t climb there, […]

Congress urged to pass bill allowing houses of worship to receive FEMA aid after disasters

WASHINGTON—Lawmakers in Washington were urged to approve a bill introduced in Congress to ensure the fair and equal treatment for houses of worship damaged in natural disasters “by enabling them to seek aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.” The chairmen of the U.S. bishops’ Committee for Religious Liberty and their Committee on Ecumenical and […]

The day of the promised miracle

Fatima – Oct. 13, 1917: Tension was high in the dos Santos household on the 13th of October as people were crowding the Cova da Iria in anticipation of the announced miracle. Lucy had asked the Lady from heaven to provide a miracle to help people believe, to which the Lady agreed as well as […]

A week after being hit by hurricane, Puerto Rico begs for help

WASHINGTON—More than a week after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, much of the island remained without communication and in desperate need of humanitarian aid. News programs have been broadcasting about long lines of travelers, who have little food or water, and are desperate to get off the island at the San Juan airport to no […]

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