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    Kansas City, Mo., Aug 17, 2018 CNA/EWTN News.- Missouri Democratic leaders have voted to remove language acknowledging different views of abortion from their party platform, drawing criticism from pro-life Democrats who say they deserve to be recognized ...

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After welcoming pro-lifers, Missouri Democrats quickly backtrack


Kansas City, Mo., Aug 17, 2018 CNA/EWTN News.- Missouri Democratic leaders have voted to remove language acknowledging different views of abortion from their party platform, drawing criticism from pro-life Democrats who say they deserve to be recognized and the move could harm the party’s prospects this November.

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Citizenship question for 2020 census prompts strong criticism, lawsuits


WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A U.S. Commerce Department decision that a question about citizenship status be included on the 2020 census has its fair share of critics and has prompted lawsuits. The critics say such questions might make people less likely to participate in the census, especially members of immigrant communities.

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Obituary: Msgr. J. Robert Giggi, longtime Natick pastor


Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley was the principal celebrant of the Funeral Mass of Msgr. J. Robert Giggi at the parish church where Msgr. Giggi had been pastor for more than three decades. Msgr. Giggi died in Weston on Aug. 7 at age 90. He had been pastor at St. Linus, Natick from 1981 to 2013.

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Americans surveyed on views on ethics of genetically engineering animals


WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A Pew Research Center report released Aug. 16 found that Americans' view of genetically engineering animals varies widely based on the intended purpose of the modifications. Despite the wide differences in approval of various uses of genetic engineering, men, those with high science knowledge (based on science-related questions Pew asked) and those low in religiosity were more likely to approve of any given use of genetic engineering than their counterparts.

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Cardinal issues statement for all priests to read at Mass


BRAINTREE -- In a statement issued Aug. 16, Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley acknowledged the pain experienced by victims of clergy abuse and calling on Catholics to respond with action and not lose hope. The statement came two days after a Pennsylvania grand jury issued a 1,400-page report detailing cases of clergy sexual abuse in six of its dioceses over a period of 70 years. More than 300 priests were said to be linked to these cases, and over 1,000 children were identified as victims.

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