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Under financial pressure, Rockville Centre diocese sells pastoral center, closes several schools

St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre, New York. Credit: Nassau Crew via Wikimedia (CC0 1.0)

Rockville Centre, N.Y., Apr 15, 2021 / 14:01 pm (CNA).

In the wake of bankruptcy filings, the Diocese of Rockville Centre in March announced the sale of its $5.2 million pastoral center to help pay creditors. It also announced the closure of three more grammar schools on Long Island, noting additional financial troubles from the coronavirus pandemic.

‘Refugee resettlement has effectively been halted’: Catholics implore Biden to accept more refugees

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Washington D.C., Apr 15, 2021 / 13:00 pm (CNA).

Catholic organizations expressed dismay that the United States this year could admit the lowest number of refugees in decades. 

After vandalism, Houston parish welcomes back refurbished Our Lady of Guadalupe statue

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CNA Staff, Apr 15, 2021 / 12:53 pm (CNA).

A Catholic parish in Houston held an inauguration ceremony this week for a refurbished statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe that had been vandalized late last year.

Archbishop Gomez: Gospel is the answer to the 'new religion' of secularism

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Washington D.C., Apr 15, 2021 / 10:21 am (CNA).

True social justice is rooted in the Gospel and not in a secular materialist vision, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles told Catholic activists on Thursday.

Members of Congress want a vote to protect abortion survivors – will they get one?

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Washington D.C., Apr 15, 2021 / 04:00 am (CNA).

Members of the House are once again trying to bring up a vote on legislation protecting infant survivors of abortions.

House Republicans seek to defund UN agency over abortion concerns

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Washington D.C., Apr 14, 2021 / 16:00 pm (CNA).

House Republicans on Tuesday introduced a bill to defund the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), alleging its complicity in forced abortions and sterilizations in China.

White House spokeswoman grilled on fungibility of Title X funding

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CNA Staff, Apr 14, 2021 / 14:18 pm (CNA).

Earlier today, EWTN’s White House Correspondent Owen Jensen questioned White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki about the proposed reversal of the Trump administration’s Protect Life Rule.

Amazon pulls transgender-critical book before relisting it

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Washington D.C., Apr 14, 2021 / 14:07 pm (CNA).

The online retail giant Amazon delisted another book critical of transgender ideology, before apparently relisting it for sale on Wednesday afternoon.

Biden administration proposes restoring Title X funding for abortion clinics

Planned Parenthood clinic in Newton, NJ Credit: Glynnis Jones

CNA Staff, Apr 14, 2021 / 12:49 pm (CNA).

President Joe Biden is moving to reverse a Trump-era policy that barred federal Title X funding to entities that perform and refer for abortions, such as Planned Parenthood. 

Former Crookston bishop apologizes for failures in governance

Bishop Michael Hoeppner. CNA file photo.

Crookston, Minn., Apr 14, 2021 / 10:57 am (CNA).

Bishop Michael Hoeppner, who has resigned as Bishop of Crookston after being accused of mishandling cases of priests accused of sexual misconduct, apologized Tuesday for his failures at governing the diocese.