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British MPs Seek to Outlaw Sex-Selective Abortion
Last edited 22nd January 2015

British MPs are tabling a parliamentary amendment today which would outlaw sex-selective abortion. Seventy-three MPs signed an amendment to the Serious Crime Bill which would clarify that the Abortion Act does not permit a pregnancy to be terminated on the grounds of the sex of the unborn child.

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Pope Francis Shoutout to March for Life: 'Every Life is a Gift'
Last edited 22nd January 2015

As massive crowds of pro-life advocates gathered for the March for Life in Washington, D.C., Pope Francis on Thursday tweeted a short message of support.

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March for Life 2015: Focus on the Marginalised
Last edited 22nd January 2015

For the pro-life movement to truly succeed, it must fight not only abortion, but also the broader “throwaway culture” wherever life is being discarded, said Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston at a national pro-life Mass.

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Pope Names Members of New Body that will Judge Abuse Cases
Last edited 21st January 2015

Pope Francis has named the members of a new body of cardinals and bishops who, under the auspices of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), will judge cases involving the sexual abuse of minors and serious abuses associated with the Sacrament of Reconciliation.


Irish Bishop Pleads with IRA to Disclose Site of Slain Boy's Grave
Last edited 21st January 2015

Columba McVeigh, a 17-year-old from Northern Ireland, disappeared in 1975. IRA leaders later admitted that McVeigh was among several people who were secretly killed and buried during the “troubles” of the 1970s and 1980s.


Pope Francis: ‘Large Families Are a Gift from God’
Last edited 21st January 2015

Pope Francis has praised large families as a “true gift from God” after saying Catholics don’t have to breed “like rabbits”. During his general audience in the Paul VI audience hall this morning, the Pope said that large families are not the cause poverty in the developing world, reports the Associated Press.

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Poverty Stems from Unjust Economic System, Not Big Families, Pope Says
Last edited 21st January 2015

Families who have lots of children do not cause poverty, Pope Francis said. The main culprit is "an economic system that has removed the human person from its focus and has placed the god of money" as its priority instead, he said Jan. 21.

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The Feminist Case Against Abortion
Last edited 20th January 2015

Not all feminists support abortion. Properly defined, feminism is a philosophy that embraces basic rights for all human beings without exception—without regard to race, religion, sex, size, age, location, disability or parentage. Feminism rejects the use of force to dominate, control or destroy anyone.


Faith is Not Alone, Scripture is Not Alone, Grace is Not Alone. We Ought Not Separate what God has Joined.
Last edited 21st January 2015

There are a lot of “solos” sung by our Protestant brethren: Sola Fide (saved by faith alone), Sola Scriptura (Scripture alone is the rule of faith), and sola gratia (grace alone). (See the Protestant logo above.) Generally, one ought to be suspicious and careful of claims that things work “alone.” It is our usual experience that many things work together in harmony, that things are interrelated. Very seldom is anyone or anything “alone.”

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Latest Islamic State Video Threatens Lives of Two Japanese Hostages
Last edited 20th January 2015

Islamic State has released a video threatening the lives of two Japanese hostages and demanding a $200m (£130m) ransom from their government.

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