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CRS Remembers Legacy Of Blessed Oscar Romero During Lent, Continues To Work For Justice In El Salvador

BALTIMORE, MD, March 21, 2017 – During the week of the anniversary of Blessed Oscar Romero’s beatification, international aid organization Catholic Relief Services remembers his legacy of helping people who are suffering and marginalized in El Salvador. CRS highlights the country and its...

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Spanish Video Seeks To Erase The Stigma Of Down Syndrome

Madrid, Spain, Mar 21, 2017 / 03:19 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A recent video ad released by the Down Federation seeks to increase awareness of persons with Down syndrome. Through a series of videos and photographs, the campaign seeks to challenge the prejudices faced by persons affected by disability,...

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Lawsuit Says Girl In Boys' Locker Room Violated Student Privacy

Philadelphia, Pa., Mar 21, 2017 / 09:45 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Pennsylvania high school wrongly allowed a female student into the boys’ locker room and violated an undressing male student’s privacy and his right to be free from harassment, a lawsuit charges. “No school should rob any student...

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Supreme Court Nominee Drilled On Abortion, Religious Freedom At Hearings

Washington D.C., Mar 21, 2017 / 04:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The judge nominated to replace Antonin Scalia at the Supreme Court answered questions on abortion and religious freedom jurisprudence on Tuesday. While he avoided commenting on how he may rule in certain cases, Judge Neil Gorsuch of the...

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Good Friday Collection To Benefit Holy Land Christians

Vatican City, Mar 21, 2017 / 05:57 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As Christians in the Middle East continue to suffer innumerable hardships this Lenten season, the Vatican has announced that this year’s Good Friday Collection will benefit Christian communities in the Holy Land. “Once again, from every...

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US Bishops Push For Universal, Pro-Life Health Care

Washington D.C., Mar 20, 2017 / 04:34 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The bill drafted to replace the Affordable Care Act has good pro-life measures but still presents “grave challenges” that must be remedied, said one leading bishop in a recent statement. “Laudably, the AHCA [American Health Care Act]...

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Pope Meets Rwandan President, Apologizes For Church Failure During Genocide

Vatican City, Mar 20, 2017 / 08:46 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During a brief meeting with Rwandan president Paul Kagame Monday, Pope Francis voiced his sadness for members of the Church who participated in the 1994 genocide, asking for forgiveness and assuring those who still suffer of his...

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Don't Cut Foreign Assistance, Catholic Leaders Tell Trump

Washington D.C., Mar 19, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The United States mustn’t cut foreign aid while conflicts, famines, and a worldwide refugee crisis rage, Catholic leaders are insisting. Amid a “huge, unprecedented refugee situation” around the globe and four countries with famines or...

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Guam Bishop Aims To Resolve 'distress' Regarding Neocatechumenal Way

Hagatna, Guam, Mar 18, 2017 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The practices of the Neocatechumenal Way in Guam have drawn attention from the island's coadjutor archbishop, who has said its members are to stop forming new communities for a year, in the interest of healing divisions in the...

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Pope Francis To Visit Egypt April 28-29

Vatican City, Mar 18, 2017 / 06:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In what will be his first international trip of the year, Pope Francis will be traveling to Cairo, Egypt, April 28-29, showing that interfaith dialogue is a priority. He will visit the country in response to an invitation from His Holiness...

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Chaput: Everyone Who's A Legal Citizen Should Come Pray For Immigrants

Philadelphia, Pa., Mar 18, 2017 / 05:32 am (CNA).- As fears of deportation threaten to keep many immigrants home from a prayer service on Sunday, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia is calling on citizens and legal residents to attend the event in support. “As a Church that herself bore the...

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Catholic Priests, Religious Face Wave Of Violence In DR Congo

Washington D.C., Mar 17, 2017 / 03:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Following recent attempts at brokering peace between the government and political opposition leaders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Catholic priests and religious are facing violent backlash around the country. According...

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Texas Advances Bill On Transgender Bathrooms, But Fate Unclear

Austin, Texas, Mar 17, 2017 / 10:27 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Texas Senate has passed a bill that would require people to use bathrooms based on the sex on their birth certificate, but it faces significant opposition from influential corporations and LGBT activists. The Senate voted to pass Senate...

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Priest Relocated Over Threats From Drug Lords In Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mar 16, 2017 / 08:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A diocese in Argentina has decided to transfer a priest after a series of threats he's received for protesting the death of a man who had been killed by a drug cartel. The Diocese of Merlo-Moreno in Argentina relocated Father...

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Federal Judges In Hawaii, Maryland Block Trump's New Travel Ban

Washington D.C., Mar 16, 2017 / 04:41 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland have blocked President Donald Trump’s temporary refugee and travel ban from going into effect. Judge Derrick Watson of the Hawaii District Court “enjoined” the enforcement of “Sections 2 and 6 of the...