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Could this bill put an end to Down syndrome abortions in Ohio?

Could this bill put an end to Down syndrome abortions in Ohio?

By Adelaide Mena, CNA/EWTN News

An Ohio bill hopes to stop abortions undertaken solely because an unborn child has Down syndrome.

“It’s very concerning to think that some lives would be judged as less valuable than others,” said Sen. Frank LaRose, R-Hudson, according to the Associated Press. LaRose is the sponsor of the Ohio Senate version of the bill.

Ohio Senate Bill 164 and House Bill 214 both aim to stop doctors from performing abortions “if the person has knowledge…

When tempted to give up hope, turn to Jesus, Pope Francis says

By Hannah Brockhaus, CNA/EWTN News

On Wednesday, Pope Francis spoke about the enemies of hope that often lead us into discouragement and melancholy, and urged Christians to fight these temptations with the power of prayer.

One of these enemies, he said, is the “demon of noon,” which “wears us out with a busy life just as the sun rises,” but which “surprises us when we are least expecting it.” With this enemy, he said, “the days become dull and boring,”…

Pope’s trip to Burma comes amid ‘textbook example of ethnic cleansing’

Pope’s trip to Burma comes amid ‘textbook example of ethnic cleansing’

By Adelaide Mena, CNA/EWTN News

When Pope Francis visits Burma, also known as Myanmar, this November, his visit will come at one of the most contentious periods of the country’s history.

Over the past month, state-supported violence against Burma’s Rohingya Muslim community – an ethnic and religious minority– has reached staggering levels, causing the United Nations to declare the situation “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.”

“The scope of the humanitarian crisis is enormous and it’s ongoing,” said Daniel Mark, Chairman…

Pope’s trip to Burma comes amid ‘textbook example of ethnic cleansing’

Pope’s trip to Burma comes amid ‘textbook example of ethnic cleansing’

By Adelaide Mena, CNA/EWTN News

When Pope Francis visits Burma, also known as Myanmar, this November, his visit will come at one of the most contentious periods of the country’s history.

Over the past month, state-supported violence against Burma’s Rohingya Muslim community – an ethnic and religious minority– has reached staggering levels, causing the United Nations to declare the situation “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.”

“The scope of the humanitarian crisis is enormous and it’s ongoing,” said Daniel Mark, Chairman…

Knights of Columbus aid natural disaster victims in Puerto Rico and Mexico

Knights of Columbus aid natural disaster victims in Puerto Rico and Mexico

By CNA/EWTN News

To provide relief after a spate of recent natural disasters, the Knights of Columbus have raised over $2.8 million worth of aid to be distributed to the Caribbean and Mexico, and to the southeastern states of the United States.  

“Charity has always been the defining characteristic of the Knights of Columbus, and people – both those in distress and those who want to help – have placed a great deal of trust in us,” the Knights’…

Pope zeroes-in on ‘fake news’ for next communications day

Pope zeroes-in on ‘fake news’ for next communications day

By Elise Harris, CNA/EWTN News

With social platforms increasingly targeting so-called “fake news,” Pope Francis has decided to weigh-in, dedicating his message for the 2018 World Day of Social Communications to providing the truth and eliminating the spread of false information.

Announced Sept. 29, the theme for the 2018 message is: “The truth will set you free: Fake news and journalism for peace.”

A communique from the Vatican Secretariat of Communications, headed by Msgr. Dario Eduardo Vigano, said the Pope's message…

Rosary for Life, Vocations & World Peace

Rosary for Life, Vocations & World Peace

Bishop Baker extends an invitation to all the clergy, religious, and lay faithful of the diocese, to come and participate in the annual Rosary for Life on Sunday, October 1, 3:00 p.m., at the Lourdes Grotto located at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville. The rosary this year will specifically be prayed for Life, Vocations, and Peace. The Lourdes Grotto is one of the many designated sites during the Marian Year Jubilee to gain plenary indulgences. Please…

Diocese holds Youth Eucharistic Congress

The Diocese of Birmingham held a Eucharistic Youth Congress Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville. See coverage in the Sept. 29 issue of the One Voice.

Annual Diocesan Blue Mass

The Diocesan Office of Black Catholic Ministry invites all in the Diocese of Birmingham to a Blue Mass honoring all Law Enforcement personnel. The Mass will be held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Adamsville on Monday, Oct. 2, at 6 p.m. The church is located at 301 Shamrock Trail. Saint Mary’s Catholic Church Gospel Choir will be the musical guest. A reception will follow after Mass and all are welcome! The Blue Mass is a Roman Catholic Liturgy offered for…

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