National / International News

National / International News

Faith includes recognizing one's sinfulness, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Even a demon can recognize that Jesus is Lord; the recognition becomes a profession of faith when one also can admit, “I am a sinner” and confess specific sins, Pope Francis said.


Planned Parenthood's CEO validates suspicions, advocacy group says

WASHINGTON (CNA/EWTN News) -- Under fire after a series of recent sting videos, Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s CEO Cecile Richards wrote a letter to Congress last week addressing the issues raised in the videos, which call into question Planned Parenthood’s procurement of fetal tissue for research.


Priests in U.S., Canada can already absolve people who obtained, or participated in abortions

BALTIMORE (CNS) -- Pope Francis' Sept. 1 announcement that priests worldwide will be able to absolve women for the sin of abortion during the Year of Mercy will have little effect on pastoral practices in the United States and Canada, where most priests already have such authority in the sacrament of reconciliation.