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US Moves Closer to Prohibiting Tax-Funded Abortion

WASHINGTON, D.C., FEB. 17, 2011 ( A U.S. bishops’ aide welcomed today a committee approval of the Protect Life Act, which would apply federal policy on abortion funding and conscience rights to the health care reform law promoted last year by President Barack Obama.

Statement on Vatican’s Finance Meeting

VATICAN CITY, FEB. 17, 2011 ( Here is the statement published today by the Vatican press office that reported the results of a Tuesday-Wednesday meeting of the Council of Cardinals for the Study of Organizational and Economic Questions of the Apostolic See. Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone presided over the meetings.