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An unusual project in Switzerland reported some news this week: An unwanted baby has been left at a hospital in Einsiedeln. The foundling is the sixth in the nearly ten-year history of the baby window, which is unique in Switzerland. […]

Details: The husband behind the BirthOrNot web site that caused an international controversy over a vote on an abortion has now admitted the web site was a hoax. Pete and Alisha Arnold put up the web site under the claim […]

By now you may have heard about this couple inviting people to vote online whether or not they should have an abortion. Blogger Jill Stanek smells something fishy: A pregnant married couple is taking votes whether to abort their baby […]

The former president is back in the public eye again, with a new book and a headline-making interview with Matt Lauer that includes, among other things, some personal insight into his political beliefs: The most startling anecdote he shared was […]

November is National Black Catholic History Month and, as part of our coverage, “Currents” attended a conference on Long Island focusing on the issue of blacks and abortion. A phenomenal number of black pregnancies end in abortion — as many […]

That is one message that is often lost during Respect Life month, and the USCCB is bringing it to the forefront as October comes to an end: As the 2010 edition of Respect Life Month drew to a close, the […]

From St. Louis comes this powerful story about the woman coordinating that city’s 40 Days for Life campaign: Maria Thompson was a teenager when she became pregnant. The 18-year-old was living in Mexico City. The father, 11 years older than […]

A friend from Albany sent this my way, and thought it was worth noting at the close of Respect Life month. It’s a wonderful testament to the gift of life — all life. At a time when 90% of Down […]

So say Poland’s Catholic bishops in a letter obtained by Reuters: Bishops of Poland’s influential Roman Catholic Church have branded in vitro fertilization (IVF) “the younger sister of eugenics” in a letter aimed at swaying lawmakers ahead of a parliamentary […]

Everybody loved her on “Everybody Loves Raymond,” (which starred some guy from my parish in Forest Hills). And now there’s even more reasons to admire and appreciate Patricia Heaton: Actress Patricia Heaton is well-known for playing a harried-but-loving wife and […]