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Elected 365 days ago, Pope Francis rides popularity wave

His words command attention, his actions even more so: Pope Francis, elected pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church 365 days ago today, is drawing plaudits from pundits on this first anniversary of his accession. The former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Bishop of Buenos Aires, said…

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W.Va. advances 20-week abortion ban

West Virginia’s legislature wrapped up its work for the year over the weekend, but not before approvinga 20-week abortion ban. An ongoing emotional debate on legislation to ban abortions of fetuses after 20 weeks gestation (HB4588) reached a crescendo in the Senate with a 29-5…

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Texas Faith: Did United Nations report on Catholic Church go too far?

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child issued a stinging report Wednesday that first and foremost called on the Roman Catholic Church to remove all child abusers from its ranks and to open its archives to the committee for independent review of…

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Activists Applaud President Obama’s Focus on Imprisoned Christians Abroad at National Prayer Breakfast

Religious liberty advocates have applauded the recent remarks of President Barack Obama regarding the plight of Christians overseas. At the 62nd annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., President Obama spoke about religious intolerance abroad and mentioned figures such as imprisoned Iranian-American pastor Saeed Abedini….

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UN panel assails Vatican on priest abuse

The Vatican was the subject Wednesday of a blistering critique by a UN human rights committee that accused the Catholic Church of systematically adopting policies that permitted priests to sexually abuse tens of thousands of children globally over the last several decades. The United Nations…

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Obama Tells Prayer Breakfast: “We Believe in the Dignity of Every Person”

President Barack Obama gave a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday with language striking pro-life themes — ironic given the massive pro-abortion record he has compiled in two terms as president. Obama took the podium at the 62nd National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington…

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Catholics outraged over U.N. report on sex abuse

Conservative Catholic groups expressed outrage Wednesday over a U.N. panel’s scathing report on the Vatican’s sex abuse scandal, saying the oversight group overstepped its authority by calling for the Catholic Church to change some of its fundamental laws on homosexuality, birth control and abortion. The…

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U.N. demands Vatican ‘immediately remove’ child abusers

The United Nations has gone on the attack against the Catholic Church, demanding the Vatican immediately discharge all suspected and known child abusers, characterizing its views of gays and birth control as archaic and insisting the Holy See open for public review any files on…

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U.N. Panel Criticizes the Vatican Over Sexual Abuse

In a hard-hitting report applauded by victims as a landmark in the Roman Catholic Church’s clerical sexual-abuse scandal, a United Nations committee on Wednesday called on the Vatican to remove all child abusers from its ranks, report them to law enforcement and open the church’s…

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How abortion rights opponents are winning, in 1 graphic

As Wednesday’s March for Life demonstrated, abortion opponents have been buoyed of late by a string of victories across the country in states where Republicans control both the state legislature and governorship. Both abortion rights advocates and foes agree that those seeking to curtail access…

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