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University meets harsh criticism for Plan B in vending machine

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Date: April 24, 2017
Washington D.C., Apr 24, 2017 / 05:33 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A California university came under fire for dispensing Plan B contraceptive pill in a vending machine, with one critic calling the move inadequate in meeting the real needs of women.
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Catholics speak out against execution of two more Arkansas inmates

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Date: April 24, 2017
Little Rock, Ark., Apr 24, 2017 / 05:33 pm (EWTN News/CNA).-  As Arkansas prepares to conduct the first double execution in the U.S. since 2000, Catholics prayed for all involved in the execution and the victims of the capital crimes.
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Christians are the most widely targeted religious group in the world

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Date: April 23, 2017
Washington D.C., Apr 23, 2017 / 05:29 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- When it comes to religious persecution, Christians are the most widely targeted community, said a new report released this week.
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Virginia bishops welcome commutation of prisoner's death sentence

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Date: April 22, 2017
Richmond, Va., Apr 22, 2017 / 04:13 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Catholic bishops of Virginia welcomed a decision by the governor to commute a prisoner's death sentence on the grounds that false information was presented during his sentencing.
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In Missouri, a court decision means lower health standards for abortion clinics

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Date: April 21, 2017
Jefferson City, Mo., Apr 21, 2017 / 09:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Stronger medical standards for abortion clinics were thrown out in Missouri by a federal judge who cited a Supreme Court decision on a similar law in Texas.
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Cardinal Cupich praises governor's pledge to veto abortion funding

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Date: April 21, 2017
Chicago, Ill., Apr 21, 2017 / 07:13 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A promise from the governor of Illinois to veto an abortion funding bill drew the gratitude of Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago, who called it a "principled stand."
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Ukrainian Catholic eparchy of Chicago receives new bishop

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Date: April 20, 2017
Chicago, Ill., Apr 20, 2017 / 12:24 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis on April 20 appointed Bishop Venedykt (Valery) Aleksiychuk as Bishop of the Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Eparchy of Chicago.
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After court ruling, Tennessee to stop enforcing two pro-life laws

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Date: April 20, 2017
Nashville, Tenn., Apr 20, 2017 / 02:44 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The state of Tennessee has agreed to stop enforcing two abortion restrictions which are similar to those in Texas that were struck down by the Supreme Court last year.
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Catholic scientists converge in Chicago to ask big questions

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Date: April 19, 2017
Chicago, Ill., Apr 19, 2017 / 09:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The first conference of the Society of Catholic Scientists will focus on beginnings: the origin of consciousness, the origin of human language, the origin of the cosmos, and the origin of living things.
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Georgetown begins to make amends for 1838 sale of enslaved persons

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Date: April 19, 2017
Washington D.C., Apr 19, 2017 / 04:24 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- One hundred and seventy-nine years ago, two Jesuit priests sold 272 persons at a slave auction. Their families were torn apart: many of them were shipped over a thousand miles to Louisiana, and many more were barred from practicing their Catholic faith by new slave masters.
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