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A pro-life activist holds a rosary while protesting outside City Hall in Los Angeles (CNS photo/Mario Anzuoni, Reuters)

Move comes following video describing the harvesting of fetal tissue

Cardinal Bernardin

Catholic Leftists on the march

For good reason, commentators on the Catholic Left could hardly contain their excitement at the papal visit

Pope Francis made a magnificent speech (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

The Pope’s speech to Congress was superb

The Holy Father managed to deliver an address that challenged both sides of America’s cultural divide

Pope Francis speaking in Paul VI hall at the Vatican (CNS)

As for other sins, so for abortion, the forgiveness of sins has always been available, to the unbaptised through baptism and to the baptised through the Sacrament of Penance

New York Police Commissioner William Bratton has called the papal visit an 'unprecedented' security challenge (AP)

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Pope Francis (CNS)

SSPX priests will also be allowed to absolve sins during Jubilee of Mercy, the Pope has said in a letter to Archbishop Rino Fisichella

Pope Francis (PA)

The Pope has written to Archbishop Rino Fisichella

St. Peter's Basilica in Rome (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Doctors, activists, clergy and academics will gather for a medical conference in Rome to look at the role of conscience in healthcare for mothers

Protesters carry signs and an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Vista, California (Photo: CNS)

Claim is made in a video released by the Center for Medical Progress

'Women Betrayed' rally demonstrates in Iowa

A majority of Congressman voted to block attempts to defund the country’s largest abortion provider