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World must not forget suffering of Ukraine and its people, says prelate

By Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — Since 2014 Ukraine “has been a victim of relentless military aggression” and suffered countless human tragedies, but now the media’s attention has shifted away from the country to other conflict zones, the head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church said in an address in…



Comparing the attempts to legalize abortion in Ireland and Argentina

By Charlie Camosy Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) — Early in the morning of Aug. 9, Argentina’s Senate soundly defeated a measure to legalize abortion through 14 weeks of pregnancy. (Their current law permits abortion in cases of sexual violence and to protect the mother’s health.) The intense debate…





Officials hold release of report on clergy sex abuse in Pennsylvania

By Rhina Guidos | Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — A last-minute round of legal maneuvering to keep some names from appearing in a grand jury report detailing a months-long investigation of clergy sex abuse claims in six Pennsylvania dioceses may have kept the document from being made public Aug….



Fear, uncertainty lead to a ‘do-it-yourself’ religion, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Like the ancient Israelites, Christians today also can fall into the temptation of creating their own idols when difficulties and uncertainties arise, Pope Francis said. “To escape precariousness human nature looks for a ‘do-it-yourself’ religion. If God does not…