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Couple brings vital NFP training to Detroit-area Hispanic Catholics

Deacon Ronald McIntyre and his wife, Amalia, shared their story about promoting natural family planning in Spanish throughout Metro Detroit. (Elizabeth Wong Barnstead, The Michigan Catholic)

DETROIT — As a nurse, social worker and Catholic, Amalia McIntyre recognized there was a need for women to be informed about more than just the birth control pill when it came to reproductive issues — but how? “I think the real inspiration was Bishop Hanchon,” said her husband, Deacon Ronald McIntyre. The McIntyres are…

Archdiocese, others provide dignified burials for Wayne County’s unclaimed dead

Tracie Mantay, location manager for Our Lady of Hope Cemetery in Brownstown Township, stands near the area where 164 unclaimed deceased from Wayne County will be buried with help from the Archdiocese of Detroit and others. A walkway will be extended into the section, and a memorial will be placed in its center.

  Brownstown Township — Like-minded people of faith were to  gather to lay their unclaimed neighbors to rest after learning of the many deceased who remained unburied for years at the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office. An ecumenical memorial service was to be held July 9 at Our Lady of Hope Cemetery in Brownstown Township,…


‘Radical’ Senate bill would overturn almost all U.S. pro-life laws

A man displays a sign next to a woman holding a baby during a rally in front of San Francisco City Hall during the 10th annual Walk for Life West Coast Jan. 25. Marches and rallies were held across the U.S. to mark the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions, which together struck down the nation's abortion laws. (CNS photo/Jose Aguirre, Catholic San Francisco)

WASHINGTON – A Senate bill that would make it unlawful to restrict abortion services or the facilities that provide them is “the most radical pro-abortion bill ever considered by Congress,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. Tobias was among several people who testified July 15 at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on…

The Vatican

Pope calls for action on ‘humanitarian emergency’ of child migrants

Migrants from Guatemala deported from the U.S. arrive at La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City July 10. A growing wave of families and unaccompanied minors fleeing Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras are streaming by the thousands into the U.S. (CNS photo/Pakal Koban)

MEXICO CITY — The Vatican’s secretary of state pledged full support for addressing the issue of child migrants streaming out Central America in search of safety and family reunification in the United States. Pope Francis, meanwhile, described the situation a “humanitarian emergency” and called for the international community to act. Speaking at the Mexico’s Foreign…