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  • Ohio AG will appeal to maintain law banning Down syndrome abortions
    on March 16, 2018 at 11:09 pm

    Columbus, Ohio, Mar 16, 2018 / 05:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A federal judge has blocked a law from taking effect next week which bans abortions after a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. After the law was blocked by Judge Timothy Black March 14, the Catholic Conference of Ohio expressed […]

  • How the Irish built Catholic America
    on March 16, 2018 at 10:12 pm

    Denver, Colo., Mar 16, 2018 / 04:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- 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.   “It was the Irish who made the Church grow,” said […]

  • Philly archdiocese responds after city halts foster care placements
    on March 16, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Philadelphia, Pa., Mar 16, 2018 / 04:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- 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 […]

  • Legalizing divorce would devastate families, warn Philippines bishops
    on March 16, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    Manila, Philippines, Mar 16, 2018 / 01:40 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As the Philippines considers legalizing divorce, the nation’s bishops are speaking out against the measure, warning that it would be detrimental to couples and families, especially children. “In a context in which divorce […]

  • Baby box safe haven bill clears key hurdle in Peruvian congress
    on March 16, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    Lima, Peru, Mar 16, 2018 / 10:46 am (ACI Prensa).- A save haven bill that would allow mothers to leave their children at certain drop off locations to be taken into state custody without punishment is moving forward in the Peruvian legislature. The “Saving Cradles and Confidential […]

  • Update: Guilty verdict for Guam archbishop, appeal to follow
    on March 16, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Vatican City, Mar 16, 2018 / 06:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Friday the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith announced the conclusion of a year-long trial against an archbishop in Guam, stating that he has been found guilty of some charges stemming from allegations of sexual abuse of […]

  • Pro-life leaders deliver letter to Irish prime minister: Choose Life
    on March 16, 2018 at 8:26 am

    Washington D.C., Mar 16, 2018 / 02:26 am (CNA/EWTN News).- 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. Ireland’s 8th Amendment recognizes the right to life of both […]

  • Haspel CIA nomination raises questions about ‘enhanced interrogation’ and torture
    on March 16, 2018 at 1:00 am

    Washington D.C., Mar 15, 2018 / 07:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- 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. As […]

  • Alleged abuse victims testify against Cardinal Pell at Australian court hearing
    on March 15, 2018 at 11:09 pm

    Melbourne, Australia, Mar 15, 2018 / 05:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Alleged victims of abuse of Cardinal George Pell gave testimonies this week during a hearing in an Australian court which will determine if he will face a trial. The committal hearing for the Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy […]

  • New book captures Pope Francis’ reflections on the Our Father
    on March 15, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    Vatican City, Mar 15, 2018 / 03:37 pm (CNA).- In commemoration of the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ election to the papacy, Penguin Random House has published a collection of the Pope’s reflections on the Our Father. Released March 13, “Our Father: Reflections on the […]

  • The past seven years: A reflection on the Syrian Civil War
    on March 15, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    Damascus, Syria, Mar 15, 2018 / 03:36 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Seven years ago, on March 15, 2011, the Syrian Civil War began. Since then, the conflict in Syria has forced more than 5.4 million people to flee their home country to neighboring nations, such as Turkey and Lebanon. An additional 6.1 […]

  • Archdiocese of Mexico backs sentence of priest jailed for abuse
    on March 15, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    Mexico City, Mexico, Mar 15, 2018 / 02:58 pm (ACI Prensa).- The Archdiocese of Mexico reaffirmed its commitment to fighting sexual abuse and expressed its support for the 62-year jail sentence for a priest found guilty of abuse. The archdiocesan communications office issued a statement March 13 on […]

  • Peruvian bishops: Welcome Venezuelan migrants with solidarity
    on March 15, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    Lima, Peru, Mar 15, 2018 / 11:07 am (ACI Prensa).- The Peruvian Bishops' Conference called on the people of the country to act with Christian solidarity toward Venezuelan migrants fleeing hardship in their homeland. In a statement issued March 9, the Peruvian bishops meeting in a plenary assembly […]

  • The legacy of Stephen Hawking - a Catholic scientist reflects
    on March 15, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    Cambridge, England, Mar 15, 2018 / 10:27 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The death of Stephen Hawking this week prompted a leading Catholic scientist to reflect on the life of the famed physicist, including his “astonishing” contributions to physics and his lifelong atheism. “He was of […]

  • Vatican encourages youth participation in pre-synod meeting via Facebook
    on March 15, 2018 at 6:17 am

    Vatican City, Mar 15, 2018 / 12:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As the pre-synod gathering on youth approaches, Vatican organizers are inviting young people around the globe to join in the discussion through Facebook groups in six different languages. The 2018 Synod of Bishops on Youth, Faith, and […]

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