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Topics: Catholic Bishops

Fortnight for Freedom



The third annual Fortnight for Freedom, instituted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in the face of intensifying anti-religious restrictions imposed by the United States government, is swiftly coming to a close. The Fortnight for Freedom, which takes place from June 21 through July 4, serves as a poignant reminder that the exercise of our first freedom is paramount for the well-being of our nation. The Fortnight has special importance this year. …

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Fundamental Reform Needed at Catholic Relief Services



There is a fundamental—and well-nigh irreconcilable—conflict between authentic Catholic charity and government-funded “humanitarian” programs. So say many of the bishops of the developing world.  They should know, since they are on the receiving end of both. You didn’t read about it in the press, but from November 19-22, 2012, dozens of African bishops and African presidents of Caritas met in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, to discuss precisely this question. We ourselves only learned about …

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After Passage of Pro-Abortion Constitution, Kenyan Bishops Urge Immediate Amendment



Thanks to the Obama administration, American taxpayers footed the bill for a lobbying campaign in Kenya on behalf of that country’s new constitution, which virtually allows abortion on demand. Vol. 12/No. 23 Kenya has a new constitution. Approved by an overwhelming majority of Kenyans in a 4 August 2010 referendum, the document’s 250 or so pages represent, in some ways, a new beginning for the Kenyan people. Unfortunately, it also means a premature end for …

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News from Latin America: New Challenges to Life in Ecuador: Pro-Lifers Face Harassment and a Hostile Constitution



Ecuador is debating a new Constitution. While this provides the international pro-abortion lobby with a good opportunity to eliminate the legal protection of the unborn, it also provides us pro-lifers an opportunity to defend it. As it stands now, the current Constitution of Ecuador says that: “the State shall secure the right to life from the time of conception…”(Art. 49). This made explicit the State’s opposition to abortion by specifically defining life as beginning at …

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News from Latin America: “The Decency Gap” Unmasked: Pro-Abortion Documentary Intended to Overturn Mexico City Policy



[N.B. The Decency Gap website was taken down not long after this story first broke. Check www.pop.org for updates.] Population Research Institute has unmasked the real intentions of filmmaker Eve Reinhardt and her Multimedia Project “The Decency Gap.” Although Reinhardt claims that the documentary will be unbiased, PRI discovered that its real aim is to restore U.S. funding to groups like the International Planned Parenthood Federation and build support for legalizing abortion in poor countries. …

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“The Decency Gap” Unmasked: Pro-Abortion Documentary Intended to Overturn Mexico City Policy



Vol. 10 / No. 26 Population Research Institute has unmasked the real intentions of filmmaker Eve Reinhardt and her Multimedia Project "The Decency Gap". Although Reinhardt claims that the documentary will be unbiased, PRI discovered that its real aim is to restore U.S. funding to groups like the International Planned parenthood Federation and build support for legalizing abortion in poor countries. With financial backing from worldwide abortion supporters, Reinhardt traveled to Peru this month seeking …

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Global Monitor



Cheating on the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act Abortionists have come up with a new way around the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act — a truly grisly alternative reminding us of the butchery going on in China. A recent Boston Globe article, “Shots assist in aborting fetuses,” reported “In response to the Supreme Court decision upholding the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, many abortion providers in Boston and around the country have adopted a defensive tactic. …

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National Catholic Register, Alejandro Bermudez, Catholic and pro-life vote key to Mexican election o



Our Lady’s Victory? Catholic and pro-life vote key to Mexican election outcome National Catholic Register July 23-August 5, 2006 by ALEJANDRO BERMÚDEZ Latin America Correspondent MEXICO CITY – Carlos Fuentes has no doubt who deserves credit for the outcome of Mexico’s July 2 presidential election. Fuentes, arguably Mexico’s most influential living writer, attributes the win by the more pro-life candidate, Felipe Calderón, to the Virgin Mary. As recently as April, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the …

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