Annual poll shows 75 percent of adults want restrictions on abortion

Just in time for the annual March for Life, an annual poll of Americans’ views on abortion shows that 75 percent want “substantial” restrictions on abortion access even as more than half of respondents describe themselves as “pro-choice.”

On Twitter and other social media, church ‘called to be salt and light’

Pope Francis has said that shepherds “should have the smell of the sheep.” For some bishops and their dioceses, that means going on Twitter.

Conference examines what it means to educate from heart of the church

The National Catholic Classical Schools Conference met at The Catholic University of America to discuss what it means to educate from the heart of the church.

Social justice is built into the Catholic school curriculum

At many Catholic schools, social justice might not be an assigned class, but it is part of the fabric of what they do throughout the school year from helping those in need to speaking up on social issues.

Brazil church leaders speak against decriminalization of abortion

Representatives of the Brazilian bishops’ conference argued in front of the country’s Supreme Court against the decriminalization of abortion.

HHS urged to reissue rules to enforce required notice on abortion coverage

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services must issue new regulations to enforce a requirement that consumers be notified if a subsidized health plan offered under the Affordable Care Act covers elective abortion and informed they must pay an extra amount for the plan’s abortion coverage.

Rome Diocese opens sainthood process for young Italian mother

The Diocese of Rome formally opened the sainthood process for a young Italian wife and mother who avoided inducing a premature birth and invasive treatment for cancer while she was pregnant.

Protecting family unity, family life key to migration compact, says nuncio

The Vatican’s nuncio to the United Nations welcomed the “inclusion and added emphasis on the right to family unity and to family life” in the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

Catholic physicians highlight lesser known dangers of contraceptive use

A team of Catholic Medical Association physicians and students are working on a comprehensive literature review of the medical effects of contraception, set to be available later this year.

Learn from the past before looking to future, pope tells young people

The future cannot be understood without reflecting on the past and on the history and traditions passed on to young people from parents and grandparents, Pope Francis said.

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