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Sarah Parvini

Sarah Parvini is an author at Religion News Service.

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Irish abortion debate reflects growing church-state tensions

By Sarah Parvini — March 27, 2013
DUBLIN, Ireland (RNS) Most European countries allow abortion on demand during the first trimester, but in Ireland, where there is still a palpable struggle between waning Catholic influence and an increasingly secular state, the friction between the two groups continues to escalate.

Cardinal Mahony’s vote in papal conclave stirs ire, shrugs

By Sarah Parvini — February 14, 2013
LOS ANGELES (RNS) Retired Cardinal Roger Mahony still has a vote in next month's conclave to elect a new pope, and despite the abuse scandal unearthed in court documents, his vote was met with a shrug by many local Catholics.
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