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Voters in Ireland pave way for abortion on demand

Voters in Ireland have opted to remove the right to life of the unborn from the country's constitution, paving the way for abortion on demand up to 12 weeks.

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Mercy Friday: Pope surprises students rehearsing after school

Continuing his occasional series of "Mercy Friday" visits, Pope Francis surprised the students at a school renamed in March in honor of a student who died of leukemia at the age of 11.

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More annulment processes done for free, Vatican statistics show

Implementation of Pope Francis' abbreviated process for declaring the nullity of a marriage got off to a slow start, Vatican statistics showed, but his encouragement for making the annulment process free for petitioners fared better.

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Abortion doesn’t protect women’s human rights, Vatican official says

It is a contradiction to claim that promoting access to safe abortions is somehow protecting the human rights of women and girls, a Vatican representative said.

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Veterans found ‘life-changing,’ ‘healing’ experience at Lourdes

Veterans taking part in the 2018 Warriors to Lourdes pilgrimage to France said the journey has positively influenced their lives and benefited those around them.

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Priest’s letters tell sad tale of oppressed Dominican sugar workers

The story of Father Hartley's missionary work in the cane fields of the Dominican Republic is presented in the engaging book "Slaves in Paradise" by Jesus Garcia. Originally published in Spanish in 2012, the work has been recently translated and published in the U.S. by Ignatius Press.

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