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Nearly 500 British priests sign statement in support of 'Humanae Vitae'

MANCHESTER, England (CNS) -- Nearly 500 British priests have signed a statement in support of the papal encyclical that forbade married couples from using contraception.

Dictatorships begin with taking over media to spread lies, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- All dictatorships begin the same way: media outlets are put in the hands of "unscrupulous" people who spread lies and weaken democracy, Pope Francis said.

Pope met with brother of Chilean priest found guilty of abuse

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The brother of Chilean Father Fernando Karadima called on his brother to ask forgiveness for the hurt inflicted on those he sexually abused.

Questions on sexuality loom large ahead of youth synod

Vatican City, Jun 19, 2018 CNA/EWTN News.- According to the official working document for the upcoming synod of bishops on youth, the major questions for young people ahead of the October discussion surround issues of sexuality and gender, the role of women and the desire for a Church that knows how to listen.

Australian priests 'willing to go to jail' rather than break confessional seal

Canberra, Australia, Jun 18, 2018 CNA/EWTN News.- As Australian states and territories pass and consider laws requiring priests to break the seal of confession to report cases of child sex abuse, Catholic priests are saying they would go to jail rather than violate the seal.

Former pro football player prepares to take final vows as a nun

Toronto, Ohio, Jun 18, 2018 CNA.- Every single vocation story is different, but Sr. Rita Clare (Anne) Yoches is probably one of the more unusual.

Jeff Sessions says the Bible justifies family separation. Does it?

Washington D.C., Jun 15, 2018 CNA.- The Trump administration has pointed to the Bible in justifying its “zero-tolerance immigration policy,” which includes the separation of immigrant children from their parents.

Pope says abortion of sick, disabled children reflects Nazi mentality

Vatican City, Jun 16, 2018 CNA/EWTN News.- In a speech to a family association Saturday, Pope Francis again stressed that God's vision of the family is between a man and a woman, and compared the abortion of children who are sick or disabled to a Nazi mentality.

Julie Asher, CNS national editor, wins St. Francis de Sales Award

GREEN BAY, Wis. (CNS) -- Julie Asher is the recipient of the 2018 St. Francis de Sales Award from the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada.

Bishops OK directives, abuse charter revisions at spring meeting

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (CNS) -- New medical directives governing health care partnerships and revisions to the charter on the protection of young people were approved during the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' spring general assembly.