Lipinski On His Pro-Life Record: ‘No Higher Calling’

By Matt Hadro/CNA. | Chicago, Ill. — Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill. conceded his primary race on Wednesday, saying that he stood by his pro-life principles even if they led to his defeat.   “There was one… Read the Whole Article at its Original...

Within the quiet of a home

Within the quiet of a home  Let no one but the angels come,  Or travelers in their distress,  Or friends in holy righteousness.  Let every fam’ly live in peace  And let the grace of God increase. O Jesus, born on Christmas night,  The Son of Mary, heaven’s Light,...

New Zealand Legalizes Abortion

By Catholic News Agency | AUCKLAND, New Zealand — New Zealand’s bishops have sharply criticized a new abortion bill passed by the country’s legislature on Wednesday. New Zealand’s House of… Read the Whole Article at its Original...

Australian bishops keep schools open as churches close

Sydney, Australia, Mar 19, 2020 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- Catholic schools in Australia will remain open after pressure from the federal government and the intervention of the Archbishop of Sydney. The announcement on Wednesday came one day before the Archdiocese of Adelaide...

Washington Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib to leave office, join the Jesuits

Spokane, Wash., Mar 19, 2020 / 02:30 pm (CNA).- The lieutenant governor of Washington announced on Thursday that he will not seek re-election and instead will enter the Society of Jesus this autumn.  Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib (D), 38, will end his eight-year career in...

Cardinal encourages consecrated persons to protect health and to pray

Vatican City, Mar 19, 2020 / 02:17 pm (CNA).- The prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life on Wednesday encouraged religious to intensify their prayer during the coronavirus outbreak, and to obey requests of religious and civil authorities for...

“We'll remember this Lent for many years," English bishop says

Portsmouth, England, Mar 19, 2020 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- The bishop of Portsmouth, England, has encouraged his flock to remain steadfast in prayer during the COVID-19 outbreak, telling Catholics they will remember how they lived this Lent “for many years ahead.” “As...