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Colorado bishops urge state lawmakers to oppose 'radical' abortion bill

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CNS) -- The three Catholic bishops of Colorado sent letters April 14 to state legislators urging opposition to a bill aimed at defining abortion as a fundamental right in the state of Colorado.

Pope: During Holy Week, ask which Gospel character you resemble

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Preceded by young people and clergy waving tall palm branches, Pope Francis began his Holy Week liturgies by encouraging people to ask themselves which personality in the Gospel accounts of Jesus' passion, death and resurrection they resemble most.

Holocaust survivor and poet says Blessed John Paul II man of compassion

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) -- Hanging on the wall in her office is a large painting of horses standing in a field with overcast skies and a vast, fallen tree, struck down by lightning in a ferocious storm.