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House Republicans seek to defund UN agency over abortion concerns

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Washington D.C., Apr 14, 2021 / 16:00 pm (CNA).

House Republicans on Tuesday introduced a bill to defund the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), alleging its complicity in forced abortions and sterilizations in China.

White House spokeswoman grilled on fungibility of Title X funding

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CNA Staff, Apr 14, 2021 / 14:18 pm (CNA).

Earlier today, EWTN’s White House Correspondent Owen Jensen questioned White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki about the proposed reversal of the Trump administration’s Protect Life Rule.

Amazon pulls transgender-critical book before relisting it

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Washington D.C., Apr 14, 2021 / 14:07 pm (CNA).

The online retail giant Amazon delisted another book critical of transgender ideology, before apparently relisting it for sale on Wednesday afternoon.

Biden administration proposes restoring Title X funding for abortion clinics

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CNA Staff, Apr 14, 2021 / 12:49 pm (CNA).

President Joe Biden is moving to reverse a Trump-era policy that barred federal Title X funding to entities that perform and refer for abortions, such as Planned Parenthood. 

Faith, Reason, and Conspiracy Theories

Credo ut intelligam—I believe in order that I may know. While St. Anselm, following St. Augustine, said this in speaking of Christian faith, what is articulated in this tight Latin turn of phrase does not apply only to the truths of the Christian faith. Rather, it highlights that no knowledge is ever fully available to the one who does not trust. This is why we can speak not simply of faith as a theological virtue but also of natural faith. As John Henry Newman pointed out, if we do not trust our senses or our intellects, we cannot even begin the process of knowing. Everything we know—or even think we know—we know by some combination of faith and reason. It is not that, as is perhaps easier to imagine, we know certain truths by faith (for example, that…

Former Crookston bishop apologizes for failures in governance

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Crookston, Minn., Apr 14, 2021 / 10:57 am (CNA).

Bishop Michael Hoeppner, who has resigned as Bishop of Crookston after being accused of mishandling cases of priests accused of sexual misconduct, apologized Tuesday for his failures at governing the diocese.

Pro-life leaders: Allowing mail-order abortion pill will pose 'grave danger' for women

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Washington D.C., Apr 13, 2021 / 18:00 pm (CNA).

Pro-life groups criticized the Biden administration for allowing the distribution of the abortion pill through the mail during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Priest-president of elite NY Jesuit high school sacked, sexual misconduct against adults alleged

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CNA Staff, Apr 13, 2021 / 17:17 pm (CNA).

A Jesuit priest who was president of an all-boys high school in New York City has been removed after the board of trustees determined he engaged in inappropriate, non-consensual sexual misconduct with several adults, including subordinates.

Federal court upholds Ohio's Down syndrome abortion ban

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Washington D.C., Apr 13, 2021 / 17:00 pm (CNA).

A federal court on Tuesday upheld an Ohio law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. 

Former auxiliary bishop who mishandled reports of misconduct named pastor in Cincinnati archdiocese

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Cincinnati, Ohio, Apr 13, 2021 / 16:01 pm (CNA).

A Catholic bishop who resigned last year as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati amid controversy for failure to report to his archbishop and to the archdiocese’s personnel board a priest's alleged innapropriate behavior with a minor has been named pastor of a two-church pastoral region.