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Supreme Court rules in favor of church in crucial First Amendment case

33 min 32 sec ago
Washington D.C., Jun 26, 2017 / 12:32 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- In one of the biggest religious cases of the term, the US Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a church-owned playground can be eligible for a public benefit program.

US Senate healthcare bill 'unacceptable as written', bishops warn

06/23/2017 - 1:10pm
Washington D.C., Jun 23, 2017 / 12:10 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The U.S. bishops' conference has warned that the proposed Senate health care bill will put serious burdens on poor families and is "unacceptable as written."

A doctor prescribed a procedure, but insurance offered death

06/23/2017 - 8:01am
Reno, Nev., Jun 23, 2017 / 07:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Dr. T. Brian Callister chose to become a physician for the reason many choose to go into the medical field – to make a difference in people's lives.

Judge halts deportations of Chaldean Christians to Iraq

06/23/2017 - 5:26am
Detroit, Mich., Jun 23, 2017 / 04:26 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A district court judge on Thursday halted the deportation of more than 100 Iraqis, including many Chaldean Christians, who were recently picked up by immigration officers and detained.

This pro-life talk at Google's headquarters was a hit

06/22/2017 - 7:52am
Mountain View, Calif., Jun 22, 2017 / 06:52 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A pro-life activist walks into Google's headquarters and delivers a speech so compelling that within 24 hours, the online video of it surpassed a similar speech given by the head of Planned Parenthood.

Calif. court drops 14 charges against Planned Parenthood investigator

06/22/2017 - 6:43am
San Francisco, Calif., Jun 22, 2017 / 05:43 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A California court on Wednesday dismissed 14 of 15 criminal charges against an undercover journalist behind the video exposé of Planned Parenthood's role in the fetal tissue trade.

We must speak, act more on criminal justice reform, Christian leaders insist

06/22/2017 - 2:04am
Washington D.C., Jun 22, 2017 / 01:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- With the justice system rife with abuse, there is still much work to be done to call the faithful to minister to prisoners, victims, and their families, Christian leaders maintained on Tuesday.

US bishops launch 2017 Fortnight for Freedom

06/21/2017 - 11:08am
Washington D.C., Jun 21, 2017 / 10:08 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The U.S. bishops have launched a website and video to mark the beginning of this year's Fortnight for Freedom, focusing on religious freedom issues both at home and abroad.

Pro-lifers claim victory in Georgia House vote

06/21/2017 - 6:33am
Atlanta, Ga., Jun 21, 2017 / 05:33 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Abortion rights groups invested heavily and lost in Tuesday night's runoff special election for a Georgia House seat, and pro-lifers maintain the outcome proves the futility of the pro-abortion agenda.

Religious freedom advocates to receive papal honor

06/21/2017 - 2:08am
Phoenix, Ariz., Jun 21, 2017 / 01:08 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In recognition of their promotion of religious freedom, the founder of Alliance Defending Freedom and his wife will be inducted next week into the Order of St. Gregory the Great.

Newark archdiocese defends welcoming of LGBT pilgrimage

06/20/2017 - 8:04am
Newark, N.J., Jun 20, 2017 / 07:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Last month Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark welcomed a pilgrimage of self-identified LGBT pilgrims, with an archdiocesan spokesman saying it should be seen in the context of welcoming everyone, not as archdiocese sponsorship of the event.

US bishops call for engagement amid Trump's policy change on Cuba

06/20/2017 - 5:09am
Washington D.C., Jun 20, 2017 / 04:09 am (EWTN News/CNA).- President Donald Trump's changes to U.S. policy on Cuba will end up weakening human rights in the island country, the United States bishops have said.

Oregon offers 'third-gender' option on driver's licenses

06/20/2017 - 2:06am
Portland, Ore., Jun 20, 2017 / 01:06 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Starting next month, Oregon will be the first state to offer a non-binary option on forms of DMV identification for residents who do not identify as male or female.

US Supreme Court death penalty decision could be victory for due process

06/19/2017 - 5:26am
Washington D.C., Jun 19, 2017 / 04:26 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a defendant has a right to a mental health evaluation independent of the prosecution, which could have wide-ranging implications for the justice system.

Immigration in the spotlight with LA Mass, resource website

06/19/2017 - 5:12am
Los Angeles, Calif., Jun 19, 2017 / 04:12 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles stressed the importance of unity at a Mass recognizing immigrants, as the archdiocese launched a new website with information and resources on the subject of immigration.

Don't sideline human rights concerns, advocates tell State Department

06/19/2017 - 4:59am
Washington D.C., Jun 19, 2017 / 03:59 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- As a new administration takes form, human rights advocates have showed concern over a possible de-emphasis on human rights and religious freedom in U.S. foreign policy.

Why married priests won't really fix the shortage

06/18/2017 - 7:02am
Denver, Colo., Jun 18, 2017 / 06:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- In 1970, there was one priest for every 800 Catholics in the United States.

What does 'the Joy of the Gospel' look like in the US?

06/17/2017 - 5:35am
Orlando, Fla., Jun 17, 2017 / 04:35 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- It's been nearly four years since Pope Francis released his apostolic exhortation, Evangelii gaudium, or "The Joy of the Gospel." But what does it look like to truly live out the Joy of the Gospel in the U.S.?

Be a Good Samaritan to Christians in Syria and Iraq, bishop pleads

06/16/2017 - 8:01am
Indianapolis, Ind., Jun 16, 2017 / 07:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- As the U.S. bishops discussed immigration at their annual meeting this week, one Syriac Catholic bishop begged them not to forget Christian refugees in Syria and the Middle East.

US bishops urge caution as Senate considers health care bill

06/16/2017 - 6:52am
Indianapolis, Ind., Jun 16, 2017 / 05:52 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The US bishops' annual meeting included on Thursday a discussion on health care, focusing on efforts in Congress to replace the Affordable Care Act.