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Program offers women regimen to reverse RU-486 abortion in first stages

SAN FRANCISCO (CNS) -- As soon as Rebekah Chaveste swallowed the first pill of the RU-486 abortion regimen at a Planned Parenthood clinic, she regretted it.

Catholic group launches alternative to health insurance

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A Catholic group is launching an alternative to health insurance that enables people to pay their medical expenses without being part of a health insurance plan they feel compromises their religious beliefs.

North Carolina Catholics encouraged not to let faith get 'watered down'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CNS) -- Attendance at Mass remains central to Catholics' faith because they must be nourished by Jesus' body and blood or they will not remain strong Catholics, said Bishop Peter J. Jugis of Charlotte.