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Royalmont Academy students pray outside the Women's Med Center on Lebanon Road in Sharonville, Ohio. The Women's Med Center must shut down by Feb. 4 unless it appeals and Ohio Department of Health ruling and is granted a stay. (Courtesy Photo/Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati)
Seven years of prayers answered By Walt Schaefer Prayer and perseverance have saved lives of the unborn in Sharonville, where, just days before Christmas, an abortion clinic closed as it had opened: without fanfare. One of two southwest Ohio abortion businesses owned by Martin Haskell, known for popularizing the technique

IMAGE: CNS photo/Shannon Stapleton, Reuters By Peter Ajayi Dada LAGOS, Nigeria (CNS) — Nigeria’s bishops condemned repeated killings of innocent Nigerians by suspected ethnic militias in northeastern Nigeria and said President Muhammadu Buhari should resign if he could not keep the country safe. Asking, “when will this barbarism end?” the

IMAGE: CNS photo/John Franko By Peter Ajayi Dada LAGOS, Nigeria (CNS) — Nigeria’s bishops condemned repeated killings of innocent Nigerians by suspected ethnic militias in northeastern Nigeria and said President Muhammadu Buhari should resign if he could not keep the country safe. Asking, “when will this barbarism end?” the bishops

By Mark Pattison WASHINGTON (CNS) — Restorative justice should be advocated as a key element in criminal justice reform, according to participants at an April 25 conference in Washington sponsored by the Catholic Mobilizing Network, which champions restorative justice as well as an end to the death penalty. Just looking

IMAGE: CNS photo/Jim Lo Scalzo, EPA By Mark Pattison WASHINGTON (CNS) — Restorative justice should be advocated as a key element in criminal justice reform, according to participants at an April 25 conference in Washington sponsored by the Catholic Mobilizing Network, which champions restorative justice as well as an end

IMAGE: CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn By Carol Zimmermann WASHINGTON (CNS) — In the last case before the U.S. Supreme Court this session, it seemed the majority of justices might uphold President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from several Muslim-majority countries. Comments made during the hourlong oral arguments April 25 in

IMAGE: CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters By Junno Arocho Esteves VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A survivor of clergy sexual abuse in Chile said he hopes his meeting with Pope Francis will be an opportunity to make a difference and bring an end to a culture within the Catholic Church that disparages

IMAGE: CNS photo/Jorge Silva, Reuters By VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis led thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square in prayers for the success of the inter-Korean summit, scheduled for April 27. South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, are scheduled to meet in Panmunjom,

IMAGE: CNS photo/Carlo Allegri, Reuters By TORONTO (CNS) — Toronto Cardinal Thomas Collins called for special prayers after a van jumped a curb and killed at least 10 people on a busy Toronto street. Although officials said the April 23 incident did not appear to be terrorism, they said it

IMAGE: CNS photo/Paul Haring By Cindy Wooden ROME (CNS) — Cones raised in the air, the crowd gathered for dinner at the Sant’Egidio Community’s soup kitchen toasted Pope Francis on his name day, the feast of St. George. The gelato was offered by the pope, born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, as