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Carol Remer of Battle Creek, Iowa, leads a chant during a "Women Betrayed" rally in Sioux City July 28.  Demonstrations were held in 65 cities across the country calling for an end to federal funding of Planned Parenthood. (CNS photo/Jerry L. Mennenga, The Catholic Globe) See BETRAYED July 30, 2015.

Videos on value of fetal tissue prompt renewed call to pro-life awareness

August 1, 2015 OXNARD, Calif. (CNS) — It is uncertain that a California pro-life group’s ongoing series of undercover videos that show Planned Parenthood officials discussing the illegal marketing and sale of fetal tissue will lead to defunding for the nation’s leading provider of abortion services. It also is unknown if the revelations in the…

Therapist Joyce Ghoussoub helps Rafael draw in late May at Phenix Group Homes, an organization in Beirut that provides residential and day care for people living with intellectual disabilities. The agency participated in an institutional capacity-building program run by Catholic Relief Services and St. Joseph University. Phenix asked that Rafael's last name not be used. (CNS photo/Paul Jeffrey) See LEBANON-CAPACITY-BUILDING July 31, 2015.

CRS strengthens civil society groups in fractured Lebanon

August 1, 2015 BEIRUT (CNS) — When Samar Shalhoub and some friends wanted to better protect children in Lebanon from abuse and violence, they turned their dream into a nonprofit organization. They registered with the government and got to work holding workshops on bullying and ways that children could protect themselves against abduction, sexual abuse…

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