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Texas Pro-Lifers Target 'wrongful Birth' Lawsuits, Planned Parenthood

Austin, Texas, Mar 25, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Among the targets of Texas pro-life advocates are so-called ‘wrongful birth’ lawsuits and Planned Parenthood’s alleged involvement in the sale of unborn baby parts. Both are finding some success in the State Senate. In some cases,...

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Don't Lose Your Humanity In Refugee Debate, US Bishops Say

Washington D.C., Mar 22, 2017 / 08:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The intense debate over U.S. refugee and migrant policy is a chance to meet newcomers and understand others' concerns, the country's bishops have said, warning against fear and mistreatment of others. “It is necessary to safeguard the...

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Getting Out: For Felons — Especially ‘Lifers’ Who Have Served Decades-Long Sentences — It’s Nearly Impossible To Find Sustaining Work In Los Angeles

“The things I encountered coming into the workforce after being released, it’s kind of like not simply black and white,” says Alfredo Cruz, who served more than 29 years of his 15-years-to-life sentence before getting out. “I had to come up here to work with Sister Mary and get over, get used to...

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March For Life, Peace And Migrants In Tijuana Draws 30,000

Mexico City, Mexico, Mar 22, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Some 30,000 people gathered last Sunday for the 17th March for Life, Peace and Migrants in Tijuana, Mexico. Led by the Archbishop of Tijuana, Francisco Moreno Barrón, participants marched from the former bullfighting stadium, Toreo de...

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Don't Misuse Bible To Push Death Penalty, Philippines Bishops Say

Manila, Philippines, Mar 20, 2017 / 08:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Remember what Jesus' cross stands for, and don't misuse the Bible to justify the death penalty, the Philippines' Catholic bishops have said. “To the people who use the Bible to defend the death penalty, need we point out how many...

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A Year After Genocide Declaration, Knights Donate Nearly $2 Million

Washington D.C., Mar 17, 2017 / 02:18 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Last year, in a nearly unprecedented event, the United States declared that Christians, Yezidis, Shi’a Muslims, and other religious and ethnic minorities are victims of ISIS genocide. It was only the second time the State Department has...


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Health Care For All Isn't Optional, Vatican Tells UN

Geneva, Switzerland, Mar 16, 2017 / 02:34 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Health care access is a human right, not just a matter of philanthropy, the Holy See told the United Nations last Friday. “All our efforts must be directed to ensure human dignity, quality of health and life and to the building of a...

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Is The Death Penalty A Form Of Psychological Torture? This Author Says Yes

Washington D.C., Mar 14, 2017 / 03:20 am (CNA).- Recent “botched executions” resulting in painful deaths for inmates have stirred controversy over the use of the death penalty. But could capital punishment also be rejected on the grounds that it amounts to psychological torture? That is the case...

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The Death Penalty Doesn't Solve Problems, Archbishop Tells UN

Geneva, Switzerland, Mar 7, 2017 / 04:17 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations reiterated the Vatican’s defense of all human life in a meeting with UN Human Rights Council on the death penalty. “My Delegation reaffirms that life is sacred ‘from...

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Don't Shut US Doors To Refugees, Bishops Plead

Washington D.C., Mar 6, 2017 / 03:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With people fleeing humanitarian crises around the world, President Donald Trump’s new executive order halting refugee admissions is wrong, Catholic bishop and aid groups maintain. “We remain deeply troubled by the human consequences of...

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Why Is Gendercide Wrong And Screening For Down Syndrome Okay, Advocates Ask

London, England, Mar 4, 2017 / 04:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Is it ok to abort a baby who has been diagnosed with Down syndrome? What about if you find out the baby is a girl, and you wanted a boy?   One UK ethics watchdog recently endorsed early pregnancy tests to screen for Down syndrome but...

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Abuse Survivor Resigns From Commission For Protection Of Minors

Vatican City, Mar 1, 2017 / 06:42 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday the decision of clerical abuse survivor Marie Collins to resign from her post on the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors was announced, citing frustrations with “a lack of cooperation” by the Curia as leading...

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How Assisted Suicide Discriminates Against The Poor And Disabled

Washington D.C., Feb 28, 2017 / 02:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- While physician-assisted suicide is promoted as empowering terminally-ill patients, it could result in the poor being coerced to take their lives, experts warned at an event this week. “When you deal with the issue of poverty, this...

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Bishop Conley: Mass Deportations Will Not Fix Our Immigration System

Lincoln, Neb., Feb 27, 2017 / 03:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Controversial immigration policies issued by United States President Donald Trump’s have thus far prompted numerous critiques from concerned U.S. Catholic bishops. The most recent order, issued Feb. 20, directed officials to more...

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New Immigration Rules Will Hurt The Vulnerable, US Bishops Warn

Washington D.C., Feb 24, 2017 / 12:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Trump administration’s new border and immigration enforcement rules needlessly endanger the vulnerable, militarize the border and will cause many other problems, the U.S. bishops warned this week. “They greatly expand the...