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This is the first laundry with Down syndrome workers in Latin America

Concepción, Chile, May 28, 2017 / 04:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Three years ago the Church in Chile launched “Lavandería 21,” a new work inclusion project for people with Downs syndrome, whose results today far exceed what was hoped. It all began in 2012 when the Archbishop Fernando […]

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CRS vice president in same-sex civil marriage steps down

Baltimore, Md., Jun 3, 2015 / 12:29 pm (CNA).- Amid the resignation of a vice presidential employee in a same-sex civil marriage, Catholic Relief Services reiterated its commitment to both Catholic identity and respect for all people as children of God. Catholic Relief Services employee Rick Estridge […]

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Pope Francis brings down hammer, says ‘Don’t mess with children’

Rome, Italy, Apr 8, 2015 / 06:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis said Wednesday that children are never a mistake, and called adults out for building faulty systems that leave children exploited and abandoned, rather than treated as the blessings they are. “Brothers and sisters, think about […]

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Memorial fund honors father who gave life for child with Down syndrome

Philadelphia, Pa., Mar 24, 2015 / 09:31 pm (CNA).- When his son fell eight feet into a septic tank while working on their family farm in Virginia, Thomas S. Vander Woude didn't think twice about trying to save him. A former Vietnam fighter pilot and retired commercial […]

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Family synod gets down to basics of marriage, Pope says

Vatican City, Dec 10, 2014 / 08:26 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his weekly general audience Pope Francis started a new catechesis on the family, and explained that discussion surrounding the topic in the synod of bishops is rooted in the fundamental truths of marriage. “Dear Brothers and […]

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Pope: break down the stigma burdening those with autism

Vatican City, Nov 22, 2014 / 11:36 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has said autistic disorders are nothing to be ashamed of, as he encouraged everyone to build solidarity to ensure that autistic persons are not isolated. “Everyone should be committed to promoting acceptance, encounter and solidarity […]

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Educate, legislate, fund: three responses to Down syndrome

Washington D.C., Oct 27, 2014 / 02:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In order to halt the abortion of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome, much must be done for education, research, and legislation to help parents choose life, a panel of experts has said. “In a sense, Down syndrome […]

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UK bishop steps down over ‘being unfaithful’ to vows

UK bishop steps down over 'being unfaithful' to vows

Vatican City, Sep 28, 2014 / 10:59 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Kieran Conry of the U.K. dioceses of Arundel and Brighton has announced his resignation after revealing he has been “unfaithful” to his “promises as a Catholic priest.” “I am sorry for the shame that I have […]

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Dawkins misses joy of those with Down syndrome, critics say

Dawkins misses joy of those with Down syndrome, critics say

Denver, Colo., Aug 23, 2014 / 05:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Advocates of those with Down syndrome have strongly criticized prominent atheist Richard Dawkins’ suggestions that it would be immoral not to abort a child diagnosed with the condition. “People with Down syndrome should not be treated like […]

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Disbelief, horror follow desertion of baby with Down syndrome

Disbelief, horror follow desertion of baby with Down syndrome

Washington D.C., Aug 7, 2014 / 05:17 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Advocates for those with Down syndrome are appalled and grieved by the reported abandonment of a baby who had been diagnosed with the genetic condition. “It is such a bizarre and sad case,” said Michelle Sie Whitten, […]

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