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Jane Patnaude of Elk Point, South Dakota, prays at the Planned Parenthood facility in Sioux City, Iowa, after attending a “Women Betrayed” rally in Sioux City July 28. Demonstrations were held in 65 cities across the country calling for an end to federal funding of Planned Parenthood. (CNS photo/Jerry L. Mennenga, The Catholic Globe) See BETRAYED July 30, 2015.

Cardinal says Planned Parenthood videos illustrate ‘throwaway culture’

July 30, 2015 WASHINGTON (CNS) — Boston Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley said that Planned Parenthood officials’ videotaped descriptions of how fetal tissue and organs are procured for researchers during abortions illustrates what Pope Francis calls today’s “throwaway culture.” The officials also discuss what the organization charges for the body parts, which opponents of Planned Parenthood…

Pope Francis waves as he leads the Angelus from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican July 26. The pontiff officially opened online registration for World Youth Day 2016 in Poland. (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters) See POPE-ANGELUS July 27, 2015.

Prisoners, volunteers, teens invited to celebrate Jubilee with pope

July 30, 2015 VATICAN CITY (CNS) — More than a dozen individual celebrations will be scheduled for the Jubilee of Mercy in 2016, giving pilgrims the chance to celebrate their own holy year with Pope Francis in Rome. The yearlong extraordinary jubilee will include a number of individual jubilee days, such as for consecrated men…

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