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Vatican transfers task of Ecclesia Dei to the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith

Vatican City, Jan 19, 2019 / 09:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis issued a motu proprio Saturday ending the pontifical commission Ecclesia Dei and creating an office within the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith to focus on doctrinal dialogue with traditionalist groups.

'I survived my mom's abortion appointment:' Voices from the March for Life

Washington D.C., Jan 19, 2019 / 06:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The March, held Friday, traced the annual route along the National Mall in Washington, DC. It was the Dillers' second march as a family.

NY bishops lament bill to expand abortion in state

Albany, N.Y., Jan 19, 2019 / 05:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The bishops of New York decried Thursday the likely passage of the Reproductive Health Act, which would expand abortion access throughout the state, noting it will only increase family suffering.

'You are renewing American society' nuncio tells Mass for Life

Washington D.C., Jan 18, 2019 / 12:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- More than 18,000 pro-life marchers filled the Capital One Arena in downtown Washington January 18 for the annual Youth Rally and Mass for Life. Lines had already formed by the time the doors to the area opened at 6:15 am.

Appeals court rules in Texas' favor over effort to defund Planned Parenthood

New Orleans, La., Jan 18, 2019 / 08:59 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacated Thursday a previous injunction barring Texas from stripping Planned Parenthood affiliates of Medicaid funding.

Senate passes 'religious test' resolution on Knights of Columbus

Washington D.C., Jan 17, 2019 / 12:45 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Senate yesterday passed a resolution saying it would be "unconstitutional" to consider membership in the Knights of Columbus a disqualifying criteria for public office.

Holy cow: Farm animals receive blessing outside St Peter's Square

Vatican City, Jan 17, 2019 / 12:35 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Farmers from across Italy brought their animals to the Vatican for a blessing Thursday, turning the street outside St. Peter's Square into a farmyard of horses, donkeys, cows, pigs, hens, sheep, rams, goats, geese, ducks, and rabbits.

At pro-life Mass, Naumann calls for mercy

Washington D.C., Jan 17, 2019 / 11:10 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The pro-life movement must be one of mercy, said Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City Thursday night, at the opening Mass of the National Prayer Vigil for Life at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC.

New birth control patch would administer contraception via self-injecting needles

Atlanta, Ga., Jan 17, 2019 / 07:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Scientists and researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta are working on a birth control patch that would inject a contraceptive drug into women's skin through biodegradable microneedles.

Vatican releases online guide to combat $150 billion human trafficking industry

Vatican City, Jan 17, 2019 / 06:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- With a new online guide, the Vatican seeks to combat the "ugly business" of human trafficking, which is estimated to generate $150 billion dollars a year, by examining the different levels of its complex international supply chains to target this grave evil at its roots.