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Pakistan Mourns Victims Of Terrorist Attacks

Hyderabad, Pakistan, Feb 17, 2017 / 11:46 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pakistanis are mourning those killed and wounded in a series of terrorist attacks which have taken place this week in the country, including one on a Sufi shrine that left more than 80 people dead. “People in Pakistan are above all...

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Why Pope Francis Cheers For The Special Olympics

Vatican City, Feb 17, 2017 / 01:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis received a delegation from the Special Olympics on Thursday, reflecting on the power of the event to spread joy and hope. The Pope suggested that joy is at the heart of all sports: “the joy of exercising, of being together, of...

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Pope Francis To Visit Rome's Anglican Community

Rome, Italy, Feb 17, 2017 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis will visit All Saints Anglican Church in Rome Feb. 26 to mark the 200th anniversary of the foundation of the Anglican parish community in the heart of the Eternal City. Jonathan Boardman, who serves as parish priest of All...

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Cardinal Burke Sent To Guam To Oversee Sex Abuse Trial

Vatican City, Feb 16, 2017 / 03:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News).-   The Vatican has sent Cardinal Raymond Burke to Guam to act as presiding judge at the trial of Archbishop Anthony Apuron, who was removed from office in June 2016 following allegations of child sex abuse.   Cardinal Burke is a canon...

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Christian Florist Loses Religious Liberty Case, Will Appeal To US Supreme Court

Seattle, Wash., Feb 16, 2017 / 03:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Washington state florist must pay fines and legal costs for conscientiously objecting to serving a same-sex wedding, as the state’s supreme court upheld a lower court’s decision on Thursday. “It’s wrong for the state to force any...

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At The Mexico Border, Catholic Bishops Unite For Migrants

Brownsville, Texas, Feb 16, 2017 / 02:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Along the U.S.-Mexico border, Catholic bishops of both countries stressed the right of people to migrate and the need for the Church to welcome them. “In this difficult moment in our history we hear the cry of our migrant brothers...

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House Votes To Allow States To Deny Funding To Planned Parenthood

Washington D.C., Feb 16, 2017 / 03:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The House voted Thursday to allow states to choose not to fund Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers with federal dollars, repealing an Obama administration rule from December. “As a registered nurse, I know that vulnerable...

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This Female Nuclear Physicist Just Created A Fertility App

Zurich, Switzerland, Feb 16, 2017 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Meet Elina Berglund: a nuclear physicist who will be known as the woman who developed the first natural cycle fertility app that is internationally certified to be as effective as contraception. “It feels incredibly exciting that...

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The Clock Is Ticking On Repeal Of DC Assisted Suicide Bill

Washington D.C., Feb 15, 2017 / 03:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A repeal of Washington, D.C.'s physician-assisted suicide law moved through the U.S. House on Monday, but is in a race against time to pass through Congress and be signed by President Trump by Friday. Members of Congress “have the...

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Is A Vatican-China Agreement Close? What Could Happen.

Vatican City, Feb 15, 2017 / 12:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Hopes are on the rise for an agreement between the Vatican and China on the appointment of bishops, with Cardinal John Tong Hon, Archbishop of Hong Kong again making the case for a possible proposal. He made his case in a Feb. 11 article for...

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Why We Need A Religious Freedom Move From Trump – And Soon

Washington D.C., Feb 15, 2017 / 06:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- President Donald Trump must sign an executive order with broad protections for religious freedom, or global consequences could soon follow, Catholic leaders insist. To sign an executive order establishing broad religious freedom...

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New Sodalit Report Details Severe Sexual, Psychological Abuse

Lima, Peru, Feb 14, 2017 / 03:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A two-part report made public on Tuesday detail sexual, physical and psychological abuses committed by members of the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae, both those who have left the community and those who remain in it. In addition to the...

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Catholic Group To Illinois Governor: Veto Abortion Funding Bill

Springfield, Ill., Feb 13, 2017 / 04:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Catholic advocacy group is warning the governor of Illinois that he will face massive political opposition if he signs an abortion funding bill into law. “Let me be clear. If Governor Rauner signs the bill as written, we will urge...

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Trump Drops Obama Administration's Transgender Bathroom Fight

Washington D.C., Feb 13, 2017 / 01:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- President Donald Trump’s administration will stop fighting in court to implement the Obama administration’s transgender bathroom policy, leading to applause from a religious freedom legal group.   “This is good news for the privacy,...

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Vatican Meeting Calls Organ Trafficking A Crime Against Humanity

Vatican City, Feb 9, 2017 / 03:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After a conference on organ trafficking at the Vatican Feb. 7-8, participants signed a statement agreeing to unite in fighting the crime of organ trafficking – submitting 11 proposals for implementation by healthcare and law enforcement...