A file photo shows displaced Syrian women and children who fled from Idlib province gathering around a fire in Afrin. A majority of Syrians who have had to flee their homeland are Christians. (CNS photo/Khalil Ashawi, Reuters)
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Kurt Jensen - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 30, 2020
"Any religious adherent can be a victim," he said, and the oppressor can be "whoever has the power of the state behind them."
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Kurt Jensen - Catholic News ServiceAugust 26, 2020
Prominent pro-life Catholics and activists are featured speakers at the 2020 Republican National Convention.
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Kurt Jensen - Catholic News ServiceJuly 02, 2020
Religious liberty advocates believe that the latest Supreme Court decision will finally banish the hated 19th-century Blaine Amendments for good.
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Kurt Jensen - Catholic News ServiceMay 19, 2020
On April 30, Archbishops Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco and Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City and Bishop David A. Konderla of Tulsa, Oklahoma, wrote Barr to request stepped-up prosecutions.
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Kurt Jensen - Catholic News ServiceMarch 04, 2020
On March 4, the court hears oral arguments in June Medical Services v. Russo, a challenge to a Louisiana law, passed in 2014, that requires abortion providers to have “active admitting privileges” at a hospital within 30 miles of the abortion facility.
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Kurt Jensen - Catholic News ServiceNovember 26, 2019
"Many of these victims suffer and perish anonymously," said George Marlin, chairman of Aid to the Church in Need-USA, the charity sponsoring the service.
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Kurt Jensen - Catholic News ServiceOctober 08, 2019
Kevin McAleenan was supposed to be the keynote speaker at the 16th annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference at Georgetown University Law Center the morning of Oct. 7, but chanting protesters drowned him out for several minutes.
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Kurt Jensen - Catholic News ServiceOctober 01, 2019
The genocide conducted by the Islamic State against Christian communities in Iraq and Syria has turned into continued harassment by Iran-backed militias and shows no signs of abating soon.
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Kurt Jensen - Catholic News ServiceSeptember 24, 2019
The pro-life community is cheering a report released Sept. 18 that indicates the number and rate of abortions nationwide have fallen to their lowest levels since the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion on demand in 1973.
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Kurt Jensen - Catholic News ServiceJune 18, 2019
Georgetown University's Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life panel discussed the ongoing clergy sexual abuse crisis. It was, moderator John Carr observed, the seventh time the initiative had focused exclusively on it.