Committee calls attacks on Christians, others in Middle East ‘genocide’

Catholic News Service The House Foreign Affairs Committee March 2 unanimously passed a bipartisan measure condemning as genocide the killing of Christians, Yezidis and other ethnic and religious minorities by Islamic State militants in the Middle East. The House body also passed a second measure unanimously calling for an international tribunal to hold the Syrian…

House passes measure to allow states to defund Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The House Sept. 29 passed the Women’s Health and Public Safety Act to give states the authority to defund Planned Parenthood. Speaking from the House floor in support of the measure, which was sponsored by Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wisconsin, Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, cited the pope’s Sept. 24 address to a…