Cardinal urges senators to back measure to defund Planned Parenthood
August 4, 2015

The head of the U.S. bishops' pro-life committee Aug. 3 urged U.S. senators to take the federal money that goes to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and instead fund women's health care providers that do not promote abortion.

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'Women Betrayed' rallies across U.S. urge defunding of Planned Parenthood
July 31, 2015

Pro-life advocates from across the Salt Lake Valley rallied peacefully in front of Planned Parenthood July 28, calling for state and federal officials to investigate and defund Planned Parenthood. 

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Deacon Ruiz to be ordained Aug. 15
July 30, 2015

The priestly ordination of Deacon Daniel Ruiz, postponed for nearly two months due to a family illness, has been rescheduled for Saturday, Aug. 15. He will be ordained by Bishop Salvatore R. Matano during a Mass beginning at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park, Rochester.

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Catholic officials, others react to Boy Scouts' decision to allow openly gay leaders
July 28, 2015

The top leaders of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting have made an uneasy peace with the Boy Scouts of America's decision July 27 to allow openly gay troop leaders and employees to serve in their ranks at the national level.

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'Walk with Francis' service pledge drive launched in honor of visit
July 24, 2015

In anticipation of Pope Francis' September visit to Washington, the Archdiocese of Washington and its Catholic Charities arm have launched an effort that challenges members of the local community to reach out to those in need.

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Lafayette bishop offers prayers in wake of theater shooting
July 24, 2015

Bishop Michael Jarrell of Lafayette offered prayers and sympathy to the victims of a multiplex cinema shooting July 23 in Lafayette in which two were killed and nine wounded.

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Prayers, sympathy shared after Tennessee shootings
July 17, 2015

An outpouring of sympathy and prayer washed over Tennessee for the victims of the July 16 shootings that left four Marines and the shooter dead. 

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Vatican welcomes Iran's historic nuclear deal
July 14, 2015

The Holy See welcomed Iran's historic nuclear deal and expressed hopes that more future breakthroughs be on the horizon on other issues.

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