Report: Iceland population of people with Down syndrome ‘disappearing’

Iceland is on its way to "eliminate" people with Down syndrome, a report from CBS News explained, causing uproar in the pro-life community over the high numbers of abortions following prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.
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Baltimore native joins seminary in hopes of becoming parish priest

Tommy O'Donnell will begin seminary studies at Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland, in mid-August, where he will remain for the next seven years.
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Knights to send $2 million to restore Christian town in Iraq

The Knights are following the example of the Hungarian government, whose new spending bill allowed for $2 million to be sent to the Archdiocese of Irbil in Iraq to rebuild a Christian community near Mosul, Iraq.
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Catholic governor nominated for religious freedom ambassador post

President Donald Trump nominated Brownback to the position of ambassador at large for International Religious Freedom, according to a White House announcement July 26.
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Facebook restores Catholic pages after their accidental removal

Catholic Facebook pages whose sponsors reported had been suddenly removed late July 17 were restored just over 24 hours later.
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Religious freedom supporters applaud decision siding with Lutheran school

Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee for Religious Liberty, said the decision was a "landmark victory for religious freedom."
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Knights begin campaign to raise funds for Christians in the Middle East

The Knights of Columbus has begun a nationwide television and digital ad campaign to spread awareness of the situation of Christians in the Middle East and raise funds on their behalf.
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Pence addresses religious freedom at National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

Vice President Mike Pence and other speakers addressed securing religious liberty and protecting the sanctity of human life both in the United States and worldwide, particularly in the Middle East, at the 13th annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington June 6.
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