US Bishops Say Proposed Housing Rules Threaten Religious Charities
WASHINGTON D.C.—U.S. bishops object to regulations that may be adopted by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The new housing regulations would prohibit federal programs from discriminating on the basis of “gender identity” and “sexual orientation,” forcing religious charities to violate their own beliefs.
Adding gender-identity and sexual orientation categories to a list of groups that are protected against discrimination, pose a challenge to religious charities when making decisions about shared housing.
“Faith-based and other organizations should retain the freedom they have always had to make housing placements in a manner consistent with their religious beliefs, including when it concerns a cohabiting couple, be it an unmarried heterosexual couple or a homosexual couple,” said the bishops' general counsel Anthony Picarello.
55,000 Children Killed by Abortion in Mexico City
MEXICO CITY—55,000 children have been killed in nearly 4 years, since legalization of abortion in the Mexican Federal District.
A representative of Voz Publica denounced that the organizations that sponsored the studies leading to the legalization of abortion in Mexico City are the same organizations selling the instruments to perform the procedure.
Local supporters of the pro-life movement express concern regarding the lack of regulation on abortion clinics in Mexico City.
Church in Ecuador Urges President to Reverse Contraception Campaign
QUITO—Catholics in Ecuador are calling on President Rafael Correa to reverse a so-called family planning campaign that would provide the population with free condoms and contraceptive pills.
The local Church holds that federal funds should be applied on teaching moral values and a correct understanding of sexuality, continence, and chastity among young people. Measures proved to be more effective in preventing teen pregnancies.
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