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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...

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Anti-War Stations Of The Cross Timely

Good Friday, Downtown Los Angeles, April 14: “Our journey begins here at the Federal Building, a symbol of the government of the United States. We gathered here in the 1980’s to protest the war our nation waged against the poor of Central America. We gathered here in 1991 during the First Gulf...

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Fifty Years Ago, Colorado Became The First State To Legalize Abortion

Denver, Colo., Apr 25, 2017 / 03:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- April 25 marks 50 years since Colorado became the first state in the U.S. to legalize abortion. In a statement released Tuesday, the bishops of Colorado called for continued prayers and efforts to build up a culture of life in the...

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Catholics Speak Out Against Execution Of Two More Arkansas Inmates

Little Rock, Ark., Apr 24, 2017 / 04:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As Arkansas prepares to conduct the first double execution in the U.S. since 2000, Catholics prayed for all involved in the execution and the victims of the capital crimes. “All of the actions around these executions in Arkansas display...

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University Meets Harsh Criticism For Plan B In Vending Machine

Washington D.C., Apr 24, 2017 / 04:32 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A California university came under fire for dispensing Plan B contraceptive pill in a vending machine, with one critic calling the move inadequate in meeting the real needs of women. “Colleges and universities should be offering...

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Feminists And Pro-Lifers Can Join Forces – And Why They Should

Washington D.C., Apr 22, 2017 / 06:12 am (CNA).- On a Monday evening in Washington, D.C., well over a hundred women – and a few men too – gathered together to take up some of the most intense questions from earlier in 2017: Can feminists be pro-life? Can pro-life activists be...