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Trump signs law to aid Christians in Iraq, Syria

12/11/2018 - 7:01am
Washington D.C., Dec 11, 2018 / 06:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- President Donald Trump signed into law Tuesday the Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act, which seeks to ensure US aid reaches Christian and Yazidi genocide victims.

Holy See affirms enduring importance of UN human rights declaration

12/10/2018 - 6:01am
New York City, N.Y., Dec 10, 2018 / 05:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Seven decades after its proclamation, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is still being hailed as "a great triumph achieved at a tremendous cost," in the words of St John Paul II.

US Supreme Court won't hear case of states defunding Planned Parenthood

12/10/2018 - 5:07am
Washington D.C., Dec 10, 2018 / 04:07 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The US Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from states which were seeking to terminate Medicaid contracts with Planned Parenthood, meaning that these contracts will remain.

Is time running out for Ohio's 'heartbeat abortion' bill?

12/08/2018 - 7:21am
Cincinnati, Ohio, Dec 8, 2018 / 06:21 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Lawmakers in the Ohio Senate have delayed a key vote on a bill to bar abortions after an unborn baby's heartbeat is detectable. Given Gov. John Kasich's promise to veto the bill, the delay has raised questions about whether an override vote will be possible before the close of the legislative session.

Los Angeles archdiocese updates list of priests credibly accused of abuse

12/07/2018 - 7:49am
Los Angeles, Calif., Dec 7, 2018 / 06:49 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Archdiocese of Los Angeles announced Thursday that it has updated its list of priests credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors.

Trump announces picks for new AG and UN Ambassador

12/07/2018 - 6:00am
Washington D.C., Dec 7, 2018 / 05:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- President Donald Trump announced Friday his nominations for the positions of U.S. Attorney General and Ambassador to the United Nations.

Philadelphia archdiocese commissions analysis of Grand Jury report

12/06/2018 - 8:13am
Philadelphia, Pa., Dec 6, 2018 / 07:13 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A law firm has released a statistical analysis that seeks to contextualize the problem of child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in Pennsylvania, four months after a Grand Jury report detailed hundreds of abuse allegations in six of the state's diocese, spanning nearly eight decades.

How one diocese is inviting people back to the Church this Christmas

12/06/2018 - 3:54am
Detroit, Mich., Dec 6, 2018 / 02:54 am (EWTN News/CNA).- As part of a recent evangelization outreach, the Archdiocese of Detroit is launching a Christmas campaign to welcome Catholics who may have been away from the Church.

Satanist statue erected for the holidays in Illinois capitol

12/05/2018 - 7:35am
Springfield, Ill., Dec 5, 2018 / 06:35 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Between a Christmas tree and a menorah display in the Illinois state capitol, a statue from the Satanic Temple is standing for the holiday season.

Amazon founder give $15 million to Catholic Charities

12/05/2018 - 6:30am
Washington D.C., Dec 5, 2018 / 05:30 pm (EWTN News/CNA).-
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami, and Catholic Community Services of Western Washington were three of the 24 organizations selected to receive grants by the Bezos Day 1 Families Fund.

National Institutes of Health to not renew contract over fetal tissue use

12/05/2018 - 6:00am
Washington D.C., Dec 5, 2018 / 05:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The National Institutes of Health will not renew a contract with the University of California San Francisco over concerns about the project's use of fetal tissue.

New 'Mass of the Americas' to premiere at San Francisco cathedral

12/05/2018 - 5:05am
San Francisco, Calif., Dec 5, 2018 / 04:05 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Mass of the Americas, a newly-commissioned Mass composed by Frank La Rocca, will premiere Saturday for the feast of the Immaculate Conception at the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco.

Cost of raising children a major obstacle for US families, study finds

12/04/2018 - 8:44am
Washington D.C., Dec 4, 2018 / 07:44 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The overwhelming majority of U.S. families with children at home worry about paying their bills each month, and the cost of raising a child today is a significant factor in deciding whether to become parents, according to a recent study.

'Holding the line' Pro-lifers look ahead to new Congressional session

12/04/2018 - 8:00am
Washington D.C., Dec 4, 2018 / 07:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pro-life legislators and organizations remain optimistic about ongoing efforts to ban abortion in the United States, despite an incoming House of Representatives, led by a Democratic majority committed to the practice.

Why God can tell you what will happen, but your astrological sign cannot

12/04/2018 - 7:48am
Denver, Colo., Dec 4, 2018 / 06:48 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Bible is full of prophecies regarding future events, that typically come from God through angels or prophets.

Ohio 'heartbeat abortion' bill nears Senate vote amid veto threat

12/04/2018 - 7:01am
Columbus, Ohio, Dec 4, 2018 / 06:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Ohio Senate is expected to pass legislation banning abortion on an unborn baby after he or she has a heartbeat, and there could be enough votes to override Gov. John Kasich's promised veto, amid questions over whether the proposal could withstand US Supreme Court scrutiny.

Survey asks women what they needed instead of abortion

12/04/2018 - 5:05am
Washington D.C., Dec 4, 2018 / 04:05 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Women have spoken about their personal and near experiences of abortion and the lack of resources and support which led them to the tragic decision.

Pa. court orders 11 names permanently redacted from grand jury report

12/04/2018 - 3:19am
Harrisburg, Pa., Dec 4, 2018 / 02:19 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Citing due process, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday wrote that the names of 11 former and current priests in a grand jury report on allegations of clerical sexual abuse of minors are to remain permanently redacted.

Praying for healing, Syracuse bishop releases names of accused priests

12/03/2018 - 9:49am
Syracuse, N.Y., Dec 3, 2018 / 08:49 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Diocese of Syracuse has released a list of 57 priests credibly accused of abusing a minor, with some of the charges dating back to the 1950s.

'A man of faith and humility' Catholics remember President George H.W. Bush

12/03/2018 - 4:30am
Washington D.C., Dec 3, 2018 / 03:30 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- In the days following the death of President George H. W. Bush, Catholics around the country remembered the 41st president for his character and family values.