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Never tire of fighting for human rights, religious liberty advocate insists

04/26/2017 - 6:09am
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.

What pro-life Democrats have to say after being majorly shunned

04/26/2017 - 5:02am
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.  

Fifty years ago, Colorado became the first state to legalize abortion

04/25/2017 - 5:38am
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.

Trump administration will continue defending HHS mandate in court

04/25/2017 - 2:21am
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.

University meets harsh criticism for Plan B in vending machine

04/24/2017 - 6:33am
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.

Catholics speak out against execution of two more Arkansas inmates

04/24/2017 - 6:33am
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.

Christians are the most widely targeted religious group in the world

04/23/2017 - 6:29am
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.

Virginia bishops welcome commutation of prisoner's death sentence

04/22/2017 - 5:13am
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.

In Missouri, a court decision means lower health standards for abortion clinics

04/21/2017 - 10:04am
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.

Cardinal Cupich praises governor's pledge to veto abortion funding

04/21/2017 - 8:13am
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."

Ukrainian Catholic eparchy of Chicago receives new bishop

04/20/2017 - 1:24pm
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.

After court ruling, Tennessee to stop enforcing two pro-life laws

04/20/2017 - 3:44am
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.

Catholic scientists converge in Chicago to ask big questions

04/19/2017 - 10:02am
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.

Georgetown begins to make amends for 1838 sale of enslaved persons

04/19/2017 - 5:24am
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.

Supreme Court appears skeptical of state denying benefits to churches

04/19/2017 - 4:42am
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.

Supreme Court won't hear case of Central American asylum seekers

04/18/2017 - 8:37am
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.

Man in custody after Calif. shooting near Catholic Charities

04/18/2017 - 5:53am
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.

Two Arkansas executions called off, but five remain planned

04/18/2017 - 5:24am
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.

Lent is over. Now what?

04/18/2017 - 5:18am
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?

Family of Facebook murder victim: We forgive the killer

04/18/2017 - 4:59am
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.