Proposed changes to US Commission on International Religious Freedom draw fire

Washington D.C., Nov 22, 2019 / 04:02 pm (CNA).- With the current authorization for the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) expiring this year, proposed changes to the independent panel have sparked controversy. USCIRF is an independent, bipartisan U.S. government commission established in 1998 under the International Religious Freedom … Continue reading

Pa. Catholic conference: Gov. Wolf failed to protect ‘humanity’s most vulnerable lives’ with Down syndrome abortion veto

Harrisburg, Pa., Nov 22, 2019 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf this week vetoed a bill that would have banned the abortion of children prenatally diagnosed with Down syndrome. The state Catholic conference condemned the decision.  “Gov. Wolf’s veto will prevent all children with Down’s syndrome from going … Continue reading