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Thousands demonstrate outside Mexico’s Supreme Court to defend life, reject abortion

More than 2,500 people demonstrated Monday outside the Mexican Supreme Court building in Mexico City to defend life and oppose abortion. Speaking with ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish language news partner, Rodrigo Iván Cortés, president of the National Front for the Family, said, “we counted at least 2,500 people, from various states of the Republic” at …

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State Department allowing U.S. embassies to fly LGBT ‘Pride’ flags

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is allowing U.S. diplomatic posts around the world to fly the LGBT “Pride” flag on the same flagpole as the U.S. flag during “Pride season.” In a cable first reported by Foreign Policy magazine on April 22, Blinken granted U.S. diplomatic outposts “blanket written authorization … to display the Pride …

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Abortion kills more than does Covid, says mother who almost aborted daughter

“Abortion is a scourge that kills many children and moms, it kills more than COVID. It’s relentless,” said Liz Martínez, a 33-year-old Colombian mother who almost two years ago was about to abort her daughter Lucrecia. Martínez is one of the mothers who receive help from the Moms 40 Coalition for Life Foundation, which has …

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Catholic school district in Canada mandates LGBT Pride Month awareness, staff training

While a Catholic school district in Ontario failed to pass a proposal to fly the rainbow-colored LGBT Pride Flag outside schools in June, the school board changed the proposal to say that staff should “raise awareness around Pride Month.” The board mandated staff training on the issue to encourage “shared understanding” and requested a review …

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Catholic dioceses appeal to Supreme Court for protection against New York’s abortion coverage mandate

The dioceses of Albany and Ogdensburg and other Catholic and Christian ministries last week asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their case against New York’s abortion coverage mandate. The 2017 mandate from the state’s Department of Financial Services required that employers cover abortions in their employee health insurance plans. While the state granted a …

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Irish moves to ban LGBT ‘conversion therapy’ will help silence religion, critics warn

Legitimate religious practice could fall under a too-broad ban on “conversion therapy” backed by LGBT activists in Ireland and Northern Ireland, critics have said. Fr. Phillip Bochanski, executive director of Courage International, told CNA April 23 that the Irish bill in effect it will “restrict the freedom, and often the willingness, of pastoral ministers and …

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German bishop confronts theologian for claiming Catholics against ‘gender equality’ are racist

A German professor of theology and advocate for the ordination of women to the priesthood has come under criticism for claiming it was “racist” to oppose “equality” in the Church. In turn, a bishop speaking up against her accusations has drawn the public ire of a German politician and former ambassador to the Holy See, …

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Spanish bishop calls government sex ed guides ‘aggressive and crude’

A Spanish bishop has decried as “aggressive and crude” the six sex education guides being promoted by the socialist government in Getafe, Spain. The Getafe City Council, governed by a coalition of the Spanish Socialist Workers (PSOE) and Podemos political parties, recently published the guides, entitled “Gender Rebels,” which encourage young girls and adolescents to …

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Christian college sues over Biden administration rule opening dorms, showers to opposite sex

A Christian college in Missouri sued the Biden administration last week over an order requiring single-sex dorms or bathrooms to be available to members of the opposite biological sex. The College of the Ozarks, a Christian liberal arts college, claimed that an executive order from President Joe Biden would require the college to violate its …

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