Category Archive for: family

Bishops Reject Abortion Funding in Budget Bill’s Health Care Provisions

Two Catholic archbishops Sept. 17 objected to two House committees advancing portions of the $3.5 trillion budget bill, known as the Build Back Better Act, with language that funds abortions being added to wording they support to improve access to affordable health care for all. The funding of abortion, “the deliberate destruction of our most…Read More

Pro-Life Group Says Google Banned Its Ads In ‘Dramatic And Unprecedented Move’

The pro-life group Live Action claimed Tuesday that Google banned “all” Live Action ads, accusing the tech company of siding “squarely with extremist pro-abortion political ideology.” “They aren’t hiding their bias anymore,”Live Action Founder and President Lila Rose said in a statement. “Google’s censorship baldly reveals that the corporation is in the pocket of the…Read More

‘A willingness to start with ‘yes’’: How one Catholic school graduated its first student with Down syndrome

Tears flowed down the faces of Abigail “Abby” Agudelo’s classmates, as earlier this year she became the first student with Down syndrome to graduate from St. Augustine’s School in Andover, Massachusetts. “We know other parochial schools in Massachusetts are striving to do the same today,” Abby’s mother, Wendy Agudelo, told CNA in an interview in…Read More

Don’t back false claims about St Junipero Serra, Catholics ask California governor

Misleading claims about St. Junipero Serra have made their way into a bill sent to California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk, drawing concerns and objections from several Catholic leaders who say the errors shouldn’t stand amid debate about statues of the pioneering Spanish Franciscan missionary. After vandals knocked down a decades-old statue of Serra on the…Read More

Timetable to resume executions pushed back by Oklahoma attorney general’s office

The Oklahoma attorney general’s office has pushed back its timetable for resuming executions, telling the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals that the Oct. 7 date requested for death row inmate John Marion Grant is too soon to meet state requirements. In a brief filed on Friday with the court, Attorney General John O’Connor said Corrections…Read More

Abortion rights groups file lawsuit to block 5 pro-life laws in Oklahoma

A group of abortion advocates are suing to prevent five pro-life laws from taking effect in Oklahoma. The Center for Reproductive Rights, several Planned Parenthood affiliates, the Oklahoma Call for Reproductive Justice and Tulsa Women’s Reproductive Clinic are among groups that signed onto a lawsuit alleging a slate of new state laws violate a woman’s constitutional right to…Read More

Texas heartbeat ban takes effect, breaks barrier

A Texas law that prohibits abortion when a fetal heartbeat can be detected became effective Wednesday (Sept. 1) in a barrier-breaking development hailed by pro-life advocates and decried by abortion-rights defenders. The U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to block enforcement of the measure in response to a last-ditch request by abortion-rights organizations meant the law became…Read More