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Vatican Draft Alters Catechism Wording on Capital Punishment, Calling It ‘Inadmissible’

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican Thursday altered the Catechism’s wording on the permissibility of the death penalty, which the Church teaches is legitimate in extreme cases, stating it is “inadmissible,” and its elimination will be sought.
A new draft of paragraph 2267 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church was issued by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Aug. 2, after Pope Francis approved it in May. …

http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/vatican-draft-alters-catechism-wording-on-capital-punishment-calling-it-ina


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Cultural Contradiction: Miss America Cancels Swimsuits, as More Americans Back Porn

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — While the nation’s largest beauty pageant is proudly covering up in the name of women’s empowerment, Americans increasingly believe pornography to be morally acceptable — a trend that one Catholic commentator finds to be incoherent.

http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/cultural-contradiction-miss-america-cancels-swimsuits-as-more-americans-bac


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Pope Francis Condemns Abortion: “First of All Fundamental Rights is the Right of Every Person to Life”

Pope Francis highlighted the right to life, the need to protect the family, and the dangers of “ideological colonialism” in his annual address to the diplomatic corps of the Holy See.
“At a distance of seventy years, it is painful to see how many fundamental rights continue to be violated today. First among all of these is the right of every human person to life, liberty and personal security,” Pope Francis said at the beginning of his address dedicated to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, whose 70th anniversary occurs this year. …

http://www.lifenews.com/2018/01/15/pope-francis-condemns-abortion-first-of-all-fundamental-rights-is-the-right-of-every-person-to-life/


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Summit to Address Human Trafficking, Organized Crime

Women judges and prosecutors from around the world will gather November 9-10, 2017, at Casino Pio IV in the Vatican to address ways to reduce human trafficking and organized.  The event is sponsored by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS).
This meeting has been called under the conviction that modern slavery, in the forms of forced labor, prostitution and organ trafficking, is a crime against…

Summit to Address Human Trafficking, Organized Crime


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House Passes Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

House Republicans voted today to approve a bill that would defund to Planned Parenthood abortion business.

This was the second attempt to get enough votes on…

House Passes Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz