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National / International News

Don't be afraid or ashamed to go to confession, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Trusting in God's infinite mercy, people should not be afraid or embarrassed to go to confession, Pope Francis said.

Videos on value of fetal tissue prompt renewed call to pro-life awareness

OXNARD, Calif. (CNS) -- It is uncertain that a California pro-life group's ongoing series of undercover videos that show Planned Parenthood officials discussing the illegal marketing and sale of fetal tissue will lead to defunding for the nation's leading provider of abortion services.

Advocates applaud court orders to release detained families

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A federal judge ruled July 24 that the government's immigrant family detention system violates a settlement agreement dating to 1997 over how juveniles in the custody of the immigration agency are treated.