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By Tom Hoopes, The Gregorian Institute, February 15, 2020

Tom Hoopes, author of The Rosary of Saint John Paul IIThe Fatima Family Handbook and What Pope Francis Really Said, is writer in residence at Benedictine College in Kansas. ….

AvatarArchbishop Joseph Naumann publicly corrected a state legislator’s misrepresentation of Church teaching in a strong, straightforward column about abortion.

He also revealed more of what Pope Francis told U.S. bishops regarding the abortion issue when they visited him last month.

His column is published in the Feb. 14 edition of The Leaven and is not yet available online.

Last year the state’s Supreme Court, emboldened by a new governor who wants to ease restrictions on the abortion industry, which helped fund her candidacy, “discovered” a right to abortion in the very language of the Kansas state constitution that was written to protect the right to life.

This year, an effort to put a state Constitutional amendment on the ballot for Kansas voters to decide the issue passed the Kansas Senate but failed by four votes in the Kansas House. ….

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