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Venezuelan Bishops Offer Day Of Prayer, Fasting As Riots Continue

Caracas, Venezuela, Jul 21, 2017 / 01:17 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Venezuela's bishops have organized a day of prayer and fasting amid ongoing riots throughout the country as opposition to President Nicolas Maduro hardens. They have called on the people to use the penitential practices July 21 to ask...

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Bishop: Senate Mustn't Repeal Health Care Law Without Suitable Replacement

Washington D.C., Jul 21, 2017 / 04:52 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The US bishops' representative for domestic justice has asked Senators not to vote to repeal the current health care law unless they have an alternative in place that offers acceptable levels of coverage. “In the face of difficulties”...

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Former US Head Of Opus Dei Dies At 71

Washington D.C., Jul 20, 2017 / 04:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Father Arne Panula, the former U.S. vicar of Opus Dei, passed away at his Washington, D.C. home on July 19, 2017 after a battle with cancer. “Father Arne had the firm belief that anything is possible, the imagination to think big, and...

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Supreme Court Order Affects Thousands Of Refugees Seeking US Entry

Washington D.C., Jul 20, 2017 / 12:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Grandparents and other family members are temporarily exempt from the travel and refugee bans implemented by President Donald Trump, the US Supreme Court said Wednesday. The court also said that for the time being, a ban on entry by...

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Church Leaders In China Remain Open To Dialogue With Vatican

Fuzhou, China, Jul 19, 2017 / 12:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As the Catholic Church in China journeys toward a normalized relationship with the Holy See, one priest in dialogue with Chinese bishops has seen vast improvement in openness and dialogue on the part of leaders, both in the patriotic and...

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Charlie Gard's Family Could Be Allowed Permanent US Residency

Washington D.C., Jul 19, 2017 / 04:41 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid the Gard family's legal battle in the U.K. to pursue experimental treatment for their infant son, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation granting them permanent residency in the states. “We just passed amendment that...

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Facebook Restores Blocked Catholic Pages, Citing Malfunction

Denver, Colo., Jul 19, 2017 / 08:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Facebook has restored more than 20 Catholic pages in Portuguese and English that were blocked yesterday, citing a malfunction in the system. In a statement to ACI Prensa, a Facebook spokesperson said, "The pages were reestablished. The...

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Facebook Restores Blocked Catholic Pages Without Explanation

Denver, Colo., Jul 19, 2017 / 08:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Facebook has restored more than twenty Catholic pages in Portuguese and English that were blocked yesterday for unknown reasons. Between the night of 17 and the morning of July 18, Facebook unpublished at least 25 pages - 21 in Portuguese...

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Report Claims Decades Of Abuse Against 500 German Choir Boys

Regensburg, Germany, Jul 18, 2017 / 03:37 pm (CNA).- A new report claims that more students of a prestigious German choir were subjected to physical abuse than originally thought, and accuses the brother of Benedict XVI of turning a blind eye. Ulrich Weber is the lawyer commissioned to...

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Senate Committee Considers Callista Gingrich Nomination As Vatican Ambassador

Washington D.C., Jul 18, 2017 / 03:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Callista Gingrich, nominated by President Donald Trump as U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, laid out her priorities Tuesday at a hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Grilled on issues such as immigration,...

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Two Dozen Catholic Pages Blocked From Facebook Without Explanation

Denver, Colo., Jul 18, 2017 / 05:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In the last 24 hours more than twenty Catholic pages, some with millions of followers, have been blocked by Facebook for unknown reasons. Of the known affected pages, 21 are based in Brazil, and four are English-language pages, with...

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Corruption Trial Of Former Vatican Hospital Officials Begins

Vatican City, Jul 18, 2017 / 11:48 am (CNA/EWTN News).- One year after Vatican City charged a priest and a laywoman in the second “Vatileaks” trial, it has begun a legal process against two laymen accused of misallocating funds from the Vatican-owned children's hospital, Bambino Gesu. The...

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Would-Be Bride Turns Cancelled Reception Into Feast For Homeless

Indianapolis, Ind., Jul 18, 2017 / 03:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Many couples spend thousands of dollars on their dream wedding. But what happens when you have to call it all off? Faced with the question that no bride or groom would ever want to answer, Sarah Cummins and Logan Araujo had to...

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Satanic Monument In City Park A Really Bad Idea, Minn. Catholics Say

St. Paul, Minn., Jul 18, 2017 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A proposed Satanic monument in a city-run veterans’ park has drawn strong opposition from Catholics in Minnesota, who have led prayer rallies and spoken before the Belle Plaine City Council. Susie Collins was among the attendees of a...

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Shots Fired At People Voting Outside Church In Venezuela

Caracas, Venezuela, Jul 17, 2017 / 01:53 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Armed civilians who support the Venezuelan regime opened fire against a large crowd of protestors who were participating in a symbolic referendum in Caracas on Sunday. The incident forced hundreds to seek refuge inside Our Lady of...