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How A Nun's Home Is Helping Girls Freed From Sex Trafficking

Baton Rouge, La., May 26, 2017 / 03:33 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The numbers are staggering. Each year in the U.S. alone, some 300,000 minors are victims of sex trafficking. In Louisiana, state estimates indicate that about 40 percent of juvenile victims are being trafficked by their primary care...

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Catholic Academics Urge Protection Of Undocumented Students

Washington D.C., May 24, 2017 / 08:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In the wake of increased government crackdown on immigration, a letter was sent to the Department of Homeland Security voicing Catholic support for programs promoting deferred deportation. “As leaders of Catholic colleges and...

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US Bishops Welcome Trump Administration's Reprieve For Haitian Migrants

Washington D.C., May 23, 2017 / 04:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Trump administration’s decision to allow 50,000 Haitian earthquake victims to remain in the United States prompted gratitude from the U.S. bishops’ conference, which stressed the need for continued work to aid Haitians here and in...

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St. Louis Rule Creates Legal Traps For Pro-Lifers, Lawsuit Charges

St. Louis, Mo., May 24, 2017 / 06:18 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A St. Louis city ordinance that could force Catholic schools and pro-life pregnancy centers to hire employees who support abortion has drawn legal opposition from the Archbishop of St. Louis and several pro-life organizations. “As...

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Moms In Prison

After getting to St. Dennis Church in Diamond Bar by 3 a.m. on an early Friday morning in May, riding almost five hours on a bumpy tour bus and then taking a half-hour to be processed into the Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla, Shayla Svec, 15, and her grandmother and guardian,...

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Rome Hosts Annual March For Life

Rome, Italy, May 20, 2017 / 11:15 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Held this year on May 20, Rome’s seventh annual March for Life was a chance for pro-life advocates of any faith to share their convictions about the sanctity of life and how it is founded in a love of life and family. “It is the seventh...

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Despite Pleas From Bishops, Immigration Arrests Soar In 2017

Washington D.C., May 20, 2017 / 04:19 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Immigration arrests have risen sharply in 2017 compared to the previous year, after the Trump administration unveiled stricter immigration policies, which were decried by the U.S. bishops. In the first 100 days after President Donald...

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Planned Parenthood To Close Its Only Wyoming Clinic This Summer

Cheyenne, Wyo., May 19, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The only Planned Parenthood office in Wyoming will close along with another five offices in the organization’s Rocky Mountain region, though officials said it would still exercise a presence in the state. The organization’s Casper clinic...

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This New Technology Could Produce Babies From Skin Cells. And That's Bad.

Washington D.C., May 18, 2017 / 03:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Within the next 10-20 years, a new and controversial fertility technology called in vitro gametogenesis could make it possible to manipulate skin cells into creating a human baby. However, this groundbreaking research has caused push-back...

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How One Cardinal Believes Euthanasia Can Be Shown As 'toxic'

Toronto, Canada, May 18, 2017 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Legalized euthanasia must still be fought – and that fight requires a broad argument that can persuade people of all beliefs, Cardinal Gerhard Mueller told a Canadian audience May 15. Euthanasia is not only wrong in itself, but its...

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New Pledge Aims To Amplify Catholic Opposition To Death Penalty

Washington D.C., May 14, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA).- A Catholic pledge against the death penalty cites Pope Francis’ stand as a motive to increase Catholic action against capital punishment. “Catholics and all like-minded individuals need to sign it; it is a pledge that will go about urging people to...

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Sydney Archbishop Applauds Rejection Of Abortion Bill

Sydney, Australia, May 13, 2017 / 06:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics in the Australian state of New South Wales applauded the rejection of bills in the upper house of the parliament that would have legalized abortion. Archbishop Anthony Fisher, O.P. of Sydney called the defeat of “extreme”...

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'Embryo Jewelry' A Sign We've Taken The Wrong Path, IVF Critic Says

Sydney, Australia, May 5, 2017 / 01:18 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- For one critic, a report that IVF-conceived embryos are being cremated and turned into jewelry for their mothers shows the basic problem with the artificial creation of human embryos. “I have no words. I have no category for who would...

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Science, Compassion, Adoption – Why Mike Pence Says 'life Is Winning' In America

Washington D.C., May 4, 2017 / 06:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- “Life is winning in America,” U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told attendees at a pro-life gala on Wednesday evening in Washington, D.C. “Life is winning through the steady advance of so many areas of science” that provide a glimpse at...

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Religious Brothers Push Back On Euthanasia Directive For Catholic Hospitals

Brussels, Belgium, May 2, 2017 / 02:59 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Following a decision by the board of several Belgian Catholic psychiatric hospitals to start performing euthanasia, the religious brothers who operate the hospitals said the policy change is unacceptable and cannot be implemented. “We...