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Archbishop Gomez: Make Oscar Romero's mission your own

15 hours 51 min ago
Los Angeles, Calif., Aug 16, 2017 / 07:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The 100th birthday of Blessed Oscar Romero was a time for Los Angelenos to reflect on the martyred Salvadoran bishop's virtues and how his vision can be made a reality today

Theologian Pia de Solenni appointed Orange County chancellor

19 hours 1 min ago
Orange, Calif., Aug 16, 2017 / 03:52 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Moral theologian and cultural analyst Dr. Pia de Solenni has been appointed chancellor for the Diocese of Orange in California, effective Aug. 28.

US State Department recognizes ISIS genocide in religious freedom report

08/15/2017 - 6:57am
Washington D.C., Aug 15, 2017 / 05:57 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Religious freedom advocates were heartened by the State Department recognizing in its annual religious freedom report released Tuesday the genocide of Christians by the Islamic State.

'Forgive them' – powerful words from father of Charlottesville victim

08/15/2017 - 4:49am
Charlottesville, Va., Aug 15, 2017 / 03:49 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- After recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia involving white supremacy groups and counter-protesters, the father of the woman who was killed after the rally spoke out against hatred and offered a different message: forgiveness and love.

New Texas law axes insurance coverage for elective abortion

08/15/2017 - 4:45am
Austin, Texas, Aug 15, 2017 / 03:45 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A new law in Texas removes elective abortion coverage from the standard package of health insurance benefits offered in many plans, a move that pro-life advocates hailed as a victory for those who do not want to subsidize abortion.

US Catholics to mark 50 years since Navy chaplain's heroic death

08/15/2017 - 2:03am
Washington D.C., Aug 15, 2017 / 01:03 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A Mass and a documentary premiere are among the events marking the 50th anniversary of the death of Servant of God Father Vincent R. Capodanno, the decorated Navy chaplain who was killed seeking to provide the sacraments to ambushed Marines in the Vietnam War.

The history of the Assumption – and why it's a Holy Day of Obligation

08/15/2017 - 2:01am
Washington D.C., Aug 15, 2017 / 01:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Today, Catholics around the world mark the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, commemorating the end of her earthly life and assumption into Heaven. But while the feast day is a relatively new one, the history of the holiday – and the mystery behind it – has its roots in the earliest centuries of Christian belief.

Bishops across US condemn racism after white supremacist rally in Charlottesville

08/14/2017 - 12:59pm
Washington D.C., Aug 14, 2017 / 11:59 am (EWTN News/CNA).- With deadly violence following a rally of white supremacists this past weekend in Charlottesville, Va., bishops throughout the nation denounced racism and racist ideologies.

Selfies for Mary? How a Catholic art project engaged the world

08/14/2017 - 11:02am
Doylestown, Pa., Aug 14, 2017 / 10:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- In an effort to draw the 'selfie generation' to Marian spirituality, the Pauline Fathers of Doylestown, Pennsylvania collected photos from dozens of countries around the world for a mosaic of Our Lady of Czestochowa.

Calls for prayer amid 'abhorrent' violence in Charlottesville

08/12/2017 - 5:46am
Washington D.C., Aug 12, 2017 / 04:46 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The head of the U.S. bishops conference called for prayers after one person was killed and over a dozen injured during a white nationalist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Is it weird that Catholics venerate relics? Here's why we do

08/11/2017 - 5:32am
Houston, Texas, Aug 11, 2017 / 04:32 am (EWTN News/CNA).- "We are many parts, but we are all one body," says the refrain of a popular '80s Church hymn, based on the words of 1 Cor. 12:12. 

Aleppo's Melkite archbishop looks to rebuild city from the ashes

08/11/2017 - 2:03am
St. Louis, Mo., Aug 11, 2017 / 01:03 am (EWTN News/CNA).- After the Syrian city of Aleppo lost over half its Christian population during the conflict among government forces and various rebel groups, its Melkite archbishop is determined to rebuild from the ashes.

Why YouTube needs Catholics

08/10/2017 - 5:02am
Denver, Colo., Aug 10, 2017 / 04:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Catholic YouTube junkies of the world, unite – you are needed for the New Evangelization.

A theologian's take on how to avoid conflict with North Korea

08/10/2017 - 2:40am
Washington D.C., Aug 10, 2017 / 01:40 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Dialogue and prudent actions to uphold international resolutions are key to maintaining peace amid rising tensions between North Korea and the international community, one theologian said.

Study: Age of pornography exposure affects how men view women

08/09/2017 - 1:45pm
Lincoln, Neb., Aug 9, 2017 / 12:45 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pornography exposure affects men's attitudes towards women, but in different ways depending on the age when they are first exposed, a new study suggests.

Texas bishop: Don't deport mother of young cancer patient

08/09/2017 - 6:50am
El Paso, Texas, Aug 9, 2017 / 05:50 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Deportation to Mexico of the mother of a cancer-stricken girl would be cruelty, the Bishop of El Paso has said.

LA archdiocese hosts youth conference to inspire sanctity

08/09/2017 - 2:03am
Los Angeles, Calif., Aug 9, 2017 / 01:03 am (EWTN News/CNA).- More than 1,600 youth gathered at the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles this weekend for the third annual City of Saints conference, where local teenagers participated in workshops, the sacraments, and fellowship.

Planned Parenthood investigators appeal case to US Supreme Court

08/08/2017 - 12:33pm
Washington D.C., Aug 8, 2017 / 11:33 am (EWTN News/CNA).- David Daleiden, the undercover journalist behind the 2015 Planned Parenthood videos, has appealed to the US Supreme Court for the release of more undercover footage from National Abortion Federation conventions.

The making of a Catholic travel documentary

08/08/2017 - 8:01am
Denver, Colo., Aug 8, 2017 / 07:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Candid Camera, the show that caught video of unwitting people in bizarre situations, premiered in 1984 and is considered by most to be the birth of the reality TV genre.

In wake of Civilta Cattolica piece, Evangelicals seek papal chat

08/08/2017 - 5:56am
Washington D.C., Aug 8, 2017 / 04:56 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Some U.S. evangelical Christian leaders want to talk with Pope Francis about a prominent Jesuit-run journal's essay on Christianity and American politics that depicted some Catholic-Evangelical collaboration as an "ecumenism of hate."