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Fr Emil Kapaun’s mortal remains handed over to family, to be flown to Kansas on September 25 | SW NEWS | 350 On Tuesday, September 22nd, the remains of Servant of God Fr Emil Kapaun were handed …More
Fr Emil Kapaun’s mortal remains handed over to family, to be flown to Kansas on September 25 | SW NEWS | 350

On Tuesday, September 22nd, the remains of Servant of God Fr Emil Kapaun were handed over to his family and representatives of his home Diocese of Wichita at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. His remains will be flown to Kansas on Saturday, September 25th, where there will be a vigil and funeral Mass at his hometown of Pilsen. Archbishop Aquila decries Women’s Health Protection Act Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver has decried the Women’s Health Protection Act, or WHPA, which was recently introduced in the House of Representatives. The prelate said the abortion industry and its supporters are pushing one of the most extreme national abortion bills and he quoted Pope Francis’ recent statement, saying that termination of pregnancy is homicide. Church needs pastoral conversion to bring healing to abuse victims: Cardinal O’Malley Cardinal Sean Patrick O’Malley of Boston in the US has said that the Church needs a pastoral conversion among priests and bishops to bring healing and reconciliation to victims of clerical abuse. The Cardinal, who is in charge of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, was a key presence at the recent conference on safeguarding minors in Warsaw, Poland. Texas enhances curbs on mail-order provision of abortion pills with new law The pro-life governor of Texas, Greg Abbot, has signed a new bill into law which enhances the curbs on mail-order abortion pills. The bill, named SB4, pushes back the limit on prescribing abortion-inducing medicines from the current 10 weeks’ gestation to 7 weeks’. Vietnamese bishops pay glowing tribute to 2 French prelates who laid foundation of Church The Catholic prelates of Vietnam have paid glowing tributes to two 17th-century French Bishops who laid the foundation of the Catholic faith in their country. Bishops Lambert de la Motte and Francois Pallu established a seminary in Thailand in 1665 and ordained the first Vietnamese priests three years later. Nebraska governor urges residents to take part in upcoming pro-life events In the US state of Nebraska, Governor Pete Ricketts has urged residents to take part in upcoming pro-life events. The governor said that Nebraska is a pro-life state and people should use the opportunity to pray for an end to abortion and support expectant mothers and families. Spanish lower house votes to advance bill criminalizing pro-life demonstrations outside abortion facilities In what is seen as a setback to pro-lifers, the Spanish lower house of parliament voted on Tuesday, September 21st, to advance a bill that seeks to ban peaceful pro-life demonstrations, prayers, and counselling outside abortion clinics.