West Virginia Legislature overrides governor’s veto on abortion bill

WHEELING, W.Va. (CNS) — West Virginia has become the third state to outlaw second-trimester dismemberment abortion after the state Legislature voted March 10 to override Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s veto of the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act. “The West Virginia Legislature and the pro-life people in our state have been very strong in […]

Kids’ unsupervised online use likened to sending them to adult bookstore

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (CNS) — Parents who don’t supervise their children’s online activity and mobile device usage might as well be dropping off their kids at an adult bookstore filled with dangerous strangers. That was the gist of a frank and wide-ranging conversation on Internet pornography and addiction that licensed clinical therapist and family therapist […]

Catholic groups write Kerry to urge scrutiny of Honduran activist’s death

MEXICO CITY (CNS) — At least 25 Catholic groups joined nongovernmental organizations in condemning the murder of Honduran environmental activist Berta Caceres, calling for a change in U.S. policy toward assistance in the region. In an open letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, the organizations demanded a proper investigation into a crime that […]

Daughters of St. Paul launch novena to tie into ‘The Young Messiah’

BOSTON (CNS) — The Daughters of St. Paul have launched a “Cinema Novena” as an online prayer companion to the just-released film “The Young Messiah” and “to draw audiences deeper to the Holy Family,” said an announcement from the Boston-based religious community. Beginning March 11, the nine-day online novena of prayer goes until March 19, […]