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UK Parents Lose Final Appeal To Keep Baby Alive For Treatment

London, England, Jun 28, 2017 / 03:36 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A final appeal to allow continued life support for a U.K. baby whose parents want to seek experimental treatment in the U.S. has been rejected by the European Court of Human Rights. According to the BBC, the European Court judges agreed...

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Mexican Priest Moved To Intermediate Care After Stabbing Attack

Mexico City, Mexico, Jun 28, 2017 / 12:07 am (CNA).- Father Miguel Angel Machorro, who was stabbed May 15 at the Mexico City Cathedral, left intensive care and was transferred to the Intermediate Care Area of Angeles Mocel Hospital in Mexico City, according to a June 20 statement by the...

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Hope Continues For Captured Filipino Priest Sighted Alive

Marawi, Philippines, Jun 27, 2017 / 09:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Captured priest Father Teresito “Chito” Suganob was seen alive on Sunday in a part of a Philippines city under Islamist militant control, Agence France Presse reports. “We don’t have details of his health. We were just told that he...

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Refusal To Teach LGBT Issues Could Fail A Jewish School In Britain

London, England, Jun 27, 2017 / 07:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Jewish girls' school has received a failing report from a British education standards monitor because it did not teach its pupils about sexual orientation and gender reassignment. The report concerns Vishnitz Girls School, an...

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Terrorists Desecrate Eucharist, Destroy Catholic Chapel In The Philippines

Manila, Philippines, Jun 27, 2017 / 12:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Last week, members of a terrorist group destroyed a Catholic chapel, desecrating consecrated hosts and religious icons, during a nine-hour long attack on the town of Malagakit in southern Philippines. The June 21 attack was...

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'Texting Suicide' Case Could Impact Assisted Suicide Legislation

Boston, Mass., Jun 27, 2017 / 03:25 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A case about whether a troubled teenager convinced her depressed boyfriend to commit suicide through her words and text messages may have possible implications for physician-assisted suicide cases. On June 16, a Massachusetts judge ruled...

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Cardinal Turkson: Marijuana Debate Ignores Ethical Questions

Vatican City, Jun 26, 2017 / 04:34 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican's top personality on social justice issues has voiced his concern for the increased demand for drugs, including recreational marijuana, saying debate on the plant's usage doesn't take ethical concerns into account. In a June...

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Mystery Surrounds Death Of Priest Who Went Missing In UK

Edinburgh, Scotland, Jun 26, 2017 / 03:23 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A priest who was reported missing last week from his parish in Edinburgh, Scotland was found dead on a nearby beach Friday afternoon. Father Martin Xavier Vazhachira, 33, was a native of India and was studying for a postgraduate...

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How The Church Is Helping Christians Return To Aleppo

Aleppo, Syria, Jun 23, 2017 / 10:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Christians who fled Aleppo because of the four year battle for the city are now returning, and in the face of such challenges as poverty, destruction, and a shortages of basic goods, they persevere with the help of the local Church. Fr....

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US Senate Healthcare Bill 'unacceptable As Written', Bishops Warn

Washington D.C., Jun 23, 2017 / 11:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. bishops' conference has warned that the proposed Senate health care bill will put serious burdens on poor families and is “unacceptable as written.” After the draft of a Senate health care bill was finally released on...

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Chinese Bishop Forcibly Removed From Diocese Still Missing

Vatican City, Jun 26, 2017 / 07:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Monday the Vatican issued a statement on the situation of the Chinese Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin of Wenzhou, who has not been returned since being forcibly removed from his diocese by the Chinese state May 18. “The Holy See is observing...

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Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Church In Crucial First Amendment Case

Washington D.C., Jun 26, 2017 / 11:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In one of the biggest religious cases of the term, the US Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a church-owned playground can be eligible for a public benefit program. Chief Justice John Roberts, delivering the opinion of the Court, wrote...

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This Beautiful Church Was A Gift From Slovakia To Icelandic Catholics

Reykjavik, Iceland, Jun 24, 2017 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop David Tencer of Reykjavik last week consecrated a new wooden church building, a gift from the Slovak Catholic Church. The church is a tribute to Bishop Tencer, who is a Capuchin Franciscan and a native of Slovakia. Slovak Prime...

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US Bishops Launch 2017 Fortnight For Freedom

Washington D.C., Jun 21, 2017 / 09:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. bishops have launched a website and video to mark the beginning of this year’s Fortnight for Freedom, focusing on religious freedom issues both at home and abroad. The video, about ten minutes long and viewable on the Fortnight...

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Mental Illness On The Streets

While estimates vary, Catholic Charities’ John Sexton believes that at least a third of chronically homeless individuals suffer from mental illness.   “People’s instability due to mental illness and not taking their medications can lead to them not being able to maintain relationships, hold a...