Catholic News Service

Canadian bishops: Abortion should not be ‘core’ of foreign policy

Deborah Gyapong Catholic News Service OTTAWA, Ontario — The Canadian bishops’ conference has denounced a speech by the nation’s foreign minister as “erroneous, confusing and misguided” for suggesting that sexual reproductive rights have become a cornerstone of the nation’s foreign policy. In a June 29 letter to Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, Bishop Douglas Crosby…

Pope’s pediatric hospital is fixing past problems, says cardinal overseer

Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — While there had been problems and complaints in the past, the Vatican-owned Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital was working resolve them, said Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican secretary of state, who oversees the hospital. In responding to an investigative report by the Associated Press, the cardinal told the…

Taking ‘vital coverage’ from those in need ‘unacceptable,’ says bishop

Julie Asher Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate must reject any health care reform bill that will “fundamentally alter the social safety net for millions of people,” said the chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development. “Removing vital coverage for those most in need is…