National Catholic News

  • How the Knights of Columbus save lives: 1,000 ultrasound machine donations
    on January 15, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    Arlington, Va., Jan 15, 2019 / 03:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A program to donate ultrasound machines to U.S. pregnancy centers has passed the 1,000 mark, thanks to the charitable work of the Knights of Columbus and its members. “Building a culture of life requires all of us to strive for the […]

  • AG nominee says Catholic faith not an issue
    on January 15, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    Washington D.C., Jan 15, 2019 / 03:30 pm (CNA).- President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general William Barr said Tuesday that he does not think his Catholic faith is an impediment to leading the Department of Justice.   Barr, a practicing Catholic and a member of the Knights of […]

  • China's crackdown on Christians continues
    on January 15, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Beijing, China, Jan 15, 2019 / 02:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A campaign by the Chinese government to 'Sinicize' religion is ongoing, with detention and indoctrination of Muslims in the far west of the country, and the closing of underground churches to the east. In early December, Wang Yi and more […]

  • Pope Francis: What to expect in 2019
    on January 15, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Vatican City, Jan 15, 2019 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- The finalization of a Curial reform process, a reshuffle in some Vatican positions, and an eventual consistory to “refill” the College of Cardinals might be among Pope Francis’ key moves in 2019.   As all eyes are set on the […]

  • Pro-choice and pro-life majorities want more abortion restrictions, poll shows
    on January 15, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    Washington D.C., Jan 15, 2019 / 01:15 pm (CNA).- A new poll shows that while most Americans identify themselves as pro-choice, the vast majority of the same group support increased restrictions on abortion.   The poll found that overwhelming majorities of people, even those who identify as […]

  • Lori announces whistleblower system for allegations against Baltimore bishops
    on January 15, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Baltimore, Md., Jan 15, 2019 / 01:13 pm (CNA).- The Archdiocese of Baltimore introduced Tuesday a third-party system for reporting allegations of abuse or misconduct against its archbishop and other bishops serving in the archdiocese. “I pray this step and our continued commitment to child […]

  • Pope advances sainthood causes of 17 women
    on January 15, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    Vatican City, Jan 15, 2019 / 11:12 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis approved Tuesday the next step in the canonization causes of 17 women from four countries, including the martyrdom of 14 religious sisters killed in Spain at the start of the Spanish Civil War. After meeting with the prefect of […]

  • Pope tells Life academy to defend human dignity with courage
    on January 15, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    Vatican City, Jan 15, 2019 / 06:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Dialogue with society for the protection of human dignity and the common good, which are under threat, Pope Francis said in a letter to the Pontifical Academy for Life, published Tuesday. “We know that the threshold of basic respect for […]

  • Should Catholic health plans cover transgender surgeries? Settlement raises questions
    on January 15, 2019 at 7:03 am

    Seattle, Wash., Jan 15, 2019 / 12:03 am (CNA).- A Catholic healthcare network has settled an ACLU lawsuit over transgender surgeries, saying that it has covered these procedures in its employee medical plan since January 2017. Plaintiffs in the suit said they want Catholic employers to cover […]

  • Guatemalan bishops express support for UN anti-corruption commission
    on January 15, 2019 at 2:01 am

    Guatemala City, Guatemala, Jan 14, 2019 / 07:01 pm (ACI Prensa).- The bishops of Guatemala expressed Thursday their grave concern at confrontations among governmental branches over a UN anti-corruption investigatory body. The Guatemalan government informed the International Commission Against […]

  • Pope Francis meets with Chilean bishops to discuss abuse crisis
    on January 15, 2019 at 1:00 am

    Vatican City, Jan 14, 2019 / 06:00 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis met for three hours Monday with leaders of the Chilean bishops’ conference, as the bishops face a sexual abuse crisis and plan initiatives to strengthen the Church in the country.   “Together with the pope, we looked back […]

  • Analysis: The fall of Cardinal Wuerl
    on January 15, 2019 at 12:30 am

    Washington D.C., Jan 14, 2019 / 05:30 pm (CNA).- For the last six months, Cardinal Donald Wuerl has managed to keep his head above water amid dogged and persistent criticism of his leadership. The cardinal managed to draw praise from the pope even while his priests and parishioners called for his […]

  • Judges block Little Sisters' religious exemption from contraception mandate
    on January 14, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    Philadelphia, Pa., Jan 14, 2019 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- Judges in California and Pennsylvania have issued injunctions against a Trump administration rule that would allow the Little Sisters of the Poor and similar groups to claim a religious exemption against the Department of Health and Human Services […]

  • Indulgence available for participants in National Prayer Vigil for Life
    on January 14, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    Washington D.C., Jan 14, 2019 / 02:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Holy See has granted that a plenary indulgence may be obtained by those who participate in the National Prayer Vigil for Life or other sacred celebrations surrounding the March for Life, being held Jan. 18 in Washington, D.C. […]

  • Caritas Rome will continue receiving Trevi Fountain coins, mayor clarifies
    on January 14, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    Rome, Italy, Jan 14, 2019 / 01:42 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After several weeks of confusion, the mayor of Rome has clarified that coins scooped from the famous Trevi Fountain will not be used to pay for city council maintenance projects, but instead will continue to go to Caritas, a Catholic charity […]

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