Julie Asher

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Pro-lifers hopeful about outcome of Dobbs case, urge prayers for court

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee Dec. 1 urged Catholics, people of other faiths and all people of goodwill to unite in prayer that the […]

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Bishops reject abortion funding in budget bill’s health care provisions

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Two Catholic archbishops Sept. 17 objected to two House committees advancing portions of the $3.5 trillion budget bill, known as the Build Back Better Act, with language […]

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Around the Diocese: August 22, 2021

Sister Katherine Frazier, OP, renews vows WESTCHESTER, Ill. – Sister Katherine Frazier, OP, renewed her vows with the Adrian Dominican Sisters for three years during a Vespers service Aug. 1 […]

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Coakley: Senate bill covers many needs, but must not allow abortion funding

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill passed by the Senate makes “historic investments” in transportation, climate change mitigation, job creation, expanded internet access and other areas, but several […]

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House’s refusal to include Hyde in spending bills is called an ‘injustice’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The refusal by the U.S. House to include the Hyde Amendment and other pro-life riders in appropriations bills before lawmakers passed the measures is an “injustice” that […]

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For fathers, St. Joseph is strong model of humility, service, says priest

WASHINGTON (CNS) — St. Joseph is a strong role model for fathers because he was humble, he had an occupation and worked to provide for his family, and Jesus looked […]

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USCCB pro-life chairman calls HHS proposed rule ‘terrible policy’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has published a proposed rule to rescind the Trump administration’s enforcement of a Title X provision that “draws a […]

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Pharmaceutical companies urged to stop using abortion-derived cell lines

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities has launched a campaign urging Catholics to write letters to pharmaceutical companies urging them to stop the […]

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Bishops: Relief will help many; lack of Hyde protections ‘unconscionable’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act, signed into law March 11 by President Joe Biden, will provide relief to Americans in need amid the pandemic, but […]

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US House passes Equality Act in a 224-206 vote

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The House of Representatives passed the Equality Act in a 224-206 vote Feb. 25. A couple days ahead of the vote, the chairmen of five U.S. bishops’ […]

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Bishops, other pro-life leaders decry Biden action ending ‘Mexico City policy’

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life and international policy committees said President Joe Biden’s memo rescinding the so-called “Mexico City policy” Jan. 28 is a “grievous” […]

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Bishops: Getting COVID-19 vaccine is ‘act of charity,’ supports common good

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The “gravity” of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and “the lack of availability of alternative vaccines,” are “sufficiently serious” reasons to accept the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, the […]