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Washington D.C., Apr 26, 2017 / 05:09 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Amid a rising tide of violence, imprisonment, and harassment on account of people's religious beliefs, the United States cannot grow weary of defending religious freedom, a leading advocate insisted Wednesday.
Washington D.C., Apr 26, 2017 / 04:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- When the leader of the Democratic party pulled an about-face this week, claiming that support for abortion was a non-negotiable part of the platform, pro-life Democrats were utterly dismayed.
Denver, Colo., Apr 25, 2017 / 04:38 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- April 25 marks 50 years since Colorado became the first state in the U.S. to legalize abortion. In a statement released Tuesday, the bishops of Colorado called for continued prayers and efforts to build up a culture of life in the state.
Washington D.C., Apr 25, 2017 / 01:21 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- With President Donald Trump's administration signaling that it is not dropping the HHS mandate cases against religious non-profits, plaintiffs are concerned that the action does not reflect promises made during the presidential campaign.
Washington D.C., Apr 24, 2017 / 05:33 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A California university came under fire for dispensing Plan B contraceptive pill in a vending machine, with one critic calling the move inadequate in meeting the real needs of women.
Little Rock, Ark., Apr 24, 2017 / 05:33 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- As Arkansas prepares to conduct the first double execution in the U.S. since 2000, Catholics prayed for all involved in the execution and the victims of the capital crimes.
Washington D.C., Apr 23, 2017 / 05:29 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- When it comes to religious persecution, Christians are the most widely targeted community, said a new report released this week.
Richmond, Va., Apr 22, 2017 / 04:13 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Catholic bishops of Virginia welcomed a decision by the governor to commute a prisoner's death sentence on the grounds that false information was presented during his sentencing.
Jefferson City, Mo., Apr 21, 2017 / 09:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Stronger medical standards for abortion clinics were thrown out in Missouri by a federal judge who cited a Supreme Court decision on a similar law in Texas.
Chicago, Ill., Apr 21, 2017 / 07:13 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A promise from the governor of Illinois to veto an abortion funding bill drew the gratitude of Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago, who called it a "principled stand."
Chicago, Ill., Apr 20, 2017 / 12:24 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis on April 20 appointed Bishop Venedykt (Valery) Aleksiychuk as Bishop of the Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Eparchy of Chicago.
Nashville, Tenn., Apr 20, 2017 / 02:44 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The state of Tennessee has agreed to stop enforcing two abortion restrictions which are similar to those in Texas that were struck down by the Supreme Court last year.
Chicago, Ill., Apr 19, 2017 / 09:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The first conference of the Society of Catholic Scientists will focus on beginnings: the origin of consciousness, the origin of human language, the origin of the cosmos, and the origin of living things.
Washington D.C., Apr 19, 2017 / 04:24 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- One hundred and seventy-nine years ago, two Jesuit priests sold 272 persons at a slave auction. Their families were torn apart: many of them were shipped over a thousand miles to Louisiana, and many more were barred from practicing their Catholic faith by new slave masters.
Washington D.C., Apr 19, 2017 / 03:42 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments about whether a state benefit program could exclude churches because of their religious status.
Washington D.C., Apr 18, 2017 / 07:37 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A group of women and children from Central America who have been prioritized for deportation lost a legal battle Monday, when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear their appeal of a lower court's ruling that prevented a federal judge from reviewing their expedited deportation orders.
Fresno, Calif., Apr 18, 2017 / 04:53 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A 39-year-old man is in custody following a shooting spree that left three people dead in Fresno, California on Tuesday, including one person who was killed in the parking lot of a Catholic Charities building.
Little Rock, Ark., Apr 18, 2017 / 04:24 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Catholics in Arkansas and around the country continue to pray for death row inmates in the state, after courts on Monday blocked two executions in an eight inmate, 10 day flurry of executions planned by the governor.
Washington D.C., Apr 18, 2017 / 04:18 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Chocolate bunnies and marshmallow Peeps have graced the shelves of U.S. stores for weeks in anticipation of Easter, but now that the actual Easter Season has begun, how should Catholics observe it?
Cleveland, Ohio, Apr 18, 2017 / 03:59 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Mourning family members of a Cleveland man whose murder on Easter Sunday was posted online in a Facebook video said that despite their grief, they forgive their father's killer.