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In a Two-Month Span, Pope Francis Names Two Fort Worth Catholic Diocese Priests as Bishops

His Holiness Pope Francis on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 named Rev. Msgr. Stephen J. Berg, 62, presently the diocesan administrator of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, as the fifth bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Pueblo. 


Texas abortion law stays in place; ban on late-term abortions rejected

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Nov. 19 to allow Texas to continue enforcing abortion restrictions.


GAO: Many federally subsidized health plans cover elective abortions

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The U.S. bishops' pro-life chairman Sept. 16 urged Congress to bring the federal health care law "into compliance with the Hyde amendment" and exclude elective abortions from health plans subsidized with federal funds.