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Children participate in the “One Million Children Praying the Rosary” campaign in the Archdiocese of Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, on Oct. 18, 2023. | Credit: ACN

"One Million Children Praying the Rosary" Surpasses 1 Million Participants for First Time

Nov 2, 2023

The children's rosary initiative began in Caracas, Venezuela, in 2005.

First edition of the Men’s Rosary. | Credit: Men’s Rosary Facebook Page

40 Countries to Participate in Men’s Rosary on October 7

Sep 27, 2023

The initiative originated in Poland and Ireland in 2018 and in just a few years has spread to other nations on different dates.

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UK court orders forced abortion for disabled Nigerian woman

Jun 24, 2019

A British judge has authorized doctors to perform an abortion on a pregnant Catholic woman with developmental disabilities and a mood disorder, despite the objections of the woman’s mother and the woman herself. The woman is 22 weeks pregnant.

People attending Mass with Pope Francis at the Catholic Sanctuary of the Martyrs, Namugongo, Uganda, Nov. 28, 2015. / Martha Calderon/CNA

African fertility rates are falling - but not fast enough for some Western groups

Jun 23, 2019

Despite recent disparaging Western commentary on high African birth rates, fertility rates on the continent are normal when viewed in the context of development, new data analysis from the Institute for Family Studies shows.