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Why hundreds are still drawn to the powerful legacy of the 'Rosary Priest'

06/24/2018 - 8:38am
Easton, Massachusetts, Jun 24, 2018 / 07:38 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Nearly three decades after his death, Father Patrick Peyton still receives fan mail.

Des Moines diocese defends legality of school grants

06/22/2018 - 12:49pm
Des Moines, Iowa, Jun 22, 2018 / 11:49 am (EWTN News/CNA).- After reviewing $844,000 worth of grants that were given by Polk County, Iowa to local Catholic schools a few years back, the Diocese of Des Moines said that it believes the grants complied with state law.

Pa. court indefinitely blocks release of clergy sex abuse report

06/22/2018 - 7:02am
Harrisburg, Pa., Jun 22, 2018 / 06:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The release of a Grand Jury report detailing cases of clerical sex abuse in six of the eight Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania has been blocked by the state's Supreme Court for unspecified reasons.

Murdered nuns' opposition to death penalty leads to life in prison for killer

06/22/2018 - 2:21am
Jackson, Miss., Jun 22, 2018 / 01:21 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A man convicted of the 2016 slayings of two religious sisters in Mississippi will not receive the death penalty and will instead spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Study finds mounting global restrictions on religion

06/22/2018 - 2:06am
Washington D.C., Jun 22, 2018 / 01:06 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Government restrictions on religion continued to rise across the globe in 2016, according to a recently released Pew study, which linked the stifling of religion to nationalist parties and organizations.

The Catholic Church's long history of resettling refugees in the US

06/21/2018 - 6:26am
Washington D.C., Jun 21, 2018 / 05:26 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Catholic Church has resettled nearly one-third of all refugees received by the United States since 1980 through a public-private partnership with a high rate of successful integration of refugees into society, according to a report released in June 2018.

Bishops' video series encourages prayer, action for Religious Freedom Week

06/21/2018 - 2:34am
Washington D.C., Jun 21, 2018 / 01:34 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has posted a video series for Religious Freedom Week 2018, inviting Catholics to pray and act in support of religious liberty.

Courage apostolate's 2018 conference to recall founder's mission

06/20/2018 - 1:08pm
Bridgeport, Conn., Jun 20, 2018 / 12:08 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Courage International, an apostolate of the Catholic Church which serves people with same-sex attraction who seek to live a chaste life, will host its 30th annual conference this July, focusing on the faith of its founder, Fr. John Harvey, OSFS.

US bishops ask that immigration reform protect families, Dreamers

06/20/2018 - 6:01am
Washington D.C., Jun 20, 2018 / 05:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The United States bishops have asked Congress to compromise on immigration reform to give legal protections for undocumented youth, known as "Dreamers," and ensure respect for human dignity and families at U.S. borders.

LA archbishop welcomes Trump immigration order

06/20/2018 - 5:38am
Washington D.C., Jun 20, 2018 / 04:38 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Archbishop of Los Angeles said he "welcomes" an executive order signed Wednesday by President Trump, and called on Congress to act on immigration reform.

Catholic Charities Fort Worth hosts migrant children separated from parents

06/20/2018 - 5:07am
Fort Worth, Texas, Jun 20, 2018 / 04:07 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- As thousands of children have been separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexican border in recent weeks, Catholic Charities Fort Worth has opened its doors to shelter the unaccompanied migrant children.

Abortion clinic will not receive Texas bishops' emails, court rules

06/20/2018 - 3:28am
Austin, Texas, Jun 20, 2018 / 02:28 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The 23 bishops of Texas will not have to turn over emails and other communications to an abortion provider, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday.

Steubenville project seeks to revitalize town, connect residents and students

06/19/2018 - 1:55pm
Steubenville, Ohio, Jun 19, 2018 / 12:55 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A new monthly event in Steubenville, Ohio, is hoping to revitalize businesses and build community between residents and Franciscan University students.

Chicago Catholic Charities provides showers for homeless people

06/19/2018 - 7:09am
Chicago, Ill., Jun 19, 2018 / 06:09 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Two weeks ago, Chicago's Catholic Charities opened hygienic services offering homeless persons showers and a place to do laundry in the city's River North neighborhood.

US aid to Iraqi Christians, Yazidis on fast track via Catholic Relief Services

06/19/2018 - 6:52am
Washington D.C., Jun 19, 2018 / 05:52 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The United States Agency for International Development has announced it is investing $10 million into coalitions led by Catholic Relief Services and Heartland Alliance to help rebuild Christian and other minority communities in Iraq who suffered genocide under the Islamic State.

As assisted suicide law is reinstated, critics say Californians 'deserve better'

06/19/2018 - 6:04am
Sacramento, Calif., Jun 19, 2018 / 05:04 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A California judge has reinstated the state's assisted suicide law, making it legal for terminally ill patients to end their lives while a court case is resolved– a move some critics say targets the vulnerable.

Texas pro-life laws face sweeping legal challenge

06/19/2018 - 3:04am
Austin, Texas, Jun 19, 2018 / 02:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Dozens of pro-life laws in Texas are being challenged in a lawsuit claiming that they pose an undue burden on women, but a national pro-life group says abortion regulations are important for women's health and safety.

'Much-needed' initiative aims to protect churches from zoning discrimination

06/15/2018 - 8:31am
Washington D.C., Jun 15, 2018 / 07:31 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Protecting places of worship from zoning discrimination is the focus of a new initiative from the Department of Justice, announced earlier this week. 

New York Archdiocese announces appeal over Fulton Sheen court decision  

06/15/2018 - 2:21am
New York City, N.Y., Jun 15, 2018 / 01:21 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Archdiocese of New York announced on Friday that the Trustees of St. Patrick's Cathedral are appealing a court decision that would allow Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen's body to be moved to Peoria, Ill., as his cause for beatification proceeds.

Archbishop Gomez 'deeply disappointed' that USA Act will not be debated

06/14/2018 - 4:00am
Los Angeles, Calif., Jun 14, 2018 / 03:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles decried the decision by House leaders to not allow debate on a bipartisan bill that would have opened a legal pathway to permanent residency for "Dreamers."