Last Updated: Nov 20, 2018

NJ dioceses to form compensation program for child victims of clerical abuse

Newark, N.J., Nov 19, 2018 / 05:16 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Archdiocese of Newark announced Monday that New Jersey’s five dioceses will together form a Victim Compensation and Counseling Program in the coming year, and will release the names of all priests in the state who have been accused of sexual misconduct against minors.

Polish bishops ask forgiveness of sexual abuse victims

Czestochowa, Poland, Nov 20, 2018 / 01:18 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The bishops of Poland published Monday a statement on the sexual abuse of minors by some clerics, asking forgiveness of the victims and calling for action, prayer, and penance.

After years of controversy, HHS reconsiders fetal tissue funding

Washington D.C., Nov 20, 2018 / 02:06 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Health researchers need alternatives to using fetal tissue, Department of Health and Human Services leaders have said after several years of controversy and investigations into whether fetal tissue procured from aborted babies was sold illegally.

New Mexico legislators want to repeal state's abortion ban

Santa Fe, NM, Nov 19, 2018 / 05:29 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A group of New Mexican legislators seeks to overturn a state law that would make abortion illegal if Roe v. Wade were overturned, part of a developing trend among the handful of states with laws that criminalize abortion.