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Ohio AG will appeal to maintain law banning Down syndrome abortions

03/16/2018 - 7:09am
Columbus, Ohio, Mar 16, 2018 / 06:09 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A federal judge has blocked a law from taking effect next week which bans abortions after a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.

How the Irish built Catholic America

03/16/2018 - 6:14am
Denver, Colo., Mar 16, 2018 / 05:14 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The history of Catholic America is, in many ways, an Irish story, with immigrant congregations and their descendants putting their stamp on many churches across the country.

Philly archdiocese responds after city halts foster care placements

03/16/2018 - 6:00am
Philadelphia, Pa., Mar 16, 2018 / 05:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- After the City of Philadelphia announced it has stopped using Catholic Social Services' foster care program because it does not place children with same-sex couples, the archdiocese has said it hopes to resume a partnership with the city.

Pro-life leaders deliver letter to Irish prime minister: Choose Life

03/16/2018 - 4:26am
Washington D.C., Mar 16, 2018 / 03:26 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A group of 17 American pro-life leaders delivered a letter to Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Thursday urging him against repealing the country's 8th Amendment.

Haspel CIA nomination raises questions about 'enhanced interrogation' and torture

03/15/2018 - 9:00am
Washington D.C., Mar 15, 2018 / 08:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the CIA, oversaw a secret prison in Thailand where US intelligence targets were reportedly subject to waterboarding and other "enhanced interrogation" techniques.

US bishops voice support for First Amendment Defense Act

03/14/2018 - 5:55am
Washington D.C., Mar 14, 2018 / 04:55 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The U.S. bishops have voiced their strong support for a bill protecting individuals and institutions from discrimination by the federal government based on their beliefs about marriage, regardless of what those beliefs are.

Minnesota archbishop: Catholics belong in the public sphere

03/13/2018 - 5:36am
Minneapolis, Minn., Mar 13, 2018 / 04:36 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Archbishop Bernard Hebda of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis said it is the duty of the laity to represent the Catholic faith in the public arena, especially pointing to the current debate surrounding immigration.

St Louis program trains priests in business, finances

03/12/2018 - 11:08am
St. Louis, Mo., Mar 12, 2018 / 10:08 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- While the intellectual formation of pastors is dominated by philosophy and theology, their pastoral duties also require something beyond the intellectual and spiritual aspects – a business component.

Controversial LGBT event drops 'Catholic' label after bishop's statement

03/12/2018 - 6:16am
Cincinnati, Ohio, Mar 12, 2018 / 05:16 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- An event hosted by the University of Cincinnati on faith and the LGBT community has dropped 'Catholicism' from its label after the local bishop sent an email to all diocesan priests and deacons, reiterating that the event did not have diocesan approval.

Nun involved in Katy Perry real estate dispute dies in court

03/12/2018 - 5:00am
Los Angeles, Calif., Mar 12, 2018 / 04:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Sister Catherine Rose Holzman, 89, was one of five remaining members of her religious community, the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Los Angeles.

Child sex abuse bill unjustly shields public institutions, Atlanta archbishop warns

03/12/2018 - 4:26am
Atlanta, Ga., Mar 12, 2018 / 03:26 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Archbishop of Atlanta released a statement Friday announcing his opposition to a bill in the Georgia legislature that would discriminate between government and private entities in past cases of sex abuse.

What a new TV show gets wrong about 'Living Biblically'

03/12/2018 - 4:02am
Denver, Colo., Mar 12, 2018 / 03:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- These biblical commandments probably sound familiar: Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not commit adultery.

Capuchins raise funds for victims of Papua New Guinea earthquake

03/11/2018 - 7:01am
Denver, Colo., Mar 11, 2018 / 06:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- As Papua New Guinea begins to recover from a major earthquake, the Capuchin Province of St. Conrad is raising funds in an effort to help those affected by the devastation.

House of Representatives passes bill targeting sex traffickers

03/10/2018 - 8:00am
Washington D.C., Mar 10, 2018 / 06:00 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The House of Representatives passed a bill this week that aims to combat online trafficking, targeting the sites that host ads relating to sex work. The bill has received a mixed reception, however, with some arguing it may be ineffective at achieving its goal.

Utah, Pennsylvania consider banning Down syndrome abortions

03/09/2018 - 2:30pm
Harrisburg, Pa., Mar 9, 2018 / 12:30 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The states of Utah and Pennsylvania are considering legislation that would ban abortions solely due to a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis, in an effort to protect babies with disabilities from discrimination.

Kansas City Royals take a stand against porn with educational seminar

03/09/2018 - 8:41am
Surprise, Arizona, Mar 9, 2018 / 06:41 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Kansas City Royals became the first MLB team to take a strong stand against pornography last weekend, hosting an educational seminar to equip players with resources to resist and beat addiction.  

Mississippi governor: stronger abortion ban protects unborn children

03/09/2018 - 7:10am
Jackson, Miss., Mar 9, 2018 / 05:10 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Mississippi legislature has passed one of the strongest restrictions on abortion in the U.S., barring most abortions 15 weeks into pregnancy.

Father Neuhaus remembered as civil rights, pro-life advocate

03/09/2018 - 3:45am
Washington D.C., Mar 9, 2018 / 01:45 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- In a room full of Lutheran and Catholic intellectuals on Wednesday, one women stood up and shared a story about a civil rights advocate whom she met in New York City in the late 1960s. At a time when many in her civil rights community were beginning to get caught up in abortion advocacy, this man took the time to sit down with her to help her to understand the theological basis for defending the human dignity of both minorities and the unborn.

ACLU's 'petty lawsuit' won't help foster children, families tell court

03/08/2018 - 9:02am
Detroit, Mich., Mar 8, 2018 / 07:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A lawsuit threatening a Catholic adoption service is political maneuvering that will do nothing to help children in need of loving homes, families and supporters told a federal court in Michigan during oral arguments this week.

Report: abortion providers get more taxpayer money than you may think

03/08/2018 - 8:32am
Washington D.C., Mar 8, 2018 / 06:32 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Three major abortion providers received more than $1.5 billion in taxpayer funds over a three-year period, with a significant portion of the funds going to Planned Parenthood affiliates under legal scrutiny for allegedly selling fetal tissue and other violations.