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'Tis the season: Dominican Sisters climb charts with new Christmas album

, Oct 28, 2017 / 04:10 pm (CNA).- Among other things, the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist have been known to appear on game shows and to chat with Oprah Winfrey on television. This year, the Dominican Sisters of Mary are being recognized for their angelic voices, climbing the

Death penalty repeal a growing trend among Republican lawmakers

Washington D.C., Oct 28, 2017 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Republican lawmakers play an increasing role in opposition to the death penalty. Both political principles and, for some, their Catholic faith, play a role in motivating their stand. “Since the Tea Party revolution, growing numbers of

Greek Orthodox patriarch: Christians are not strangers in Middle East

Washington D.C., Oct 27, 2017 / 03:58 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Middle Eastern Patriarchs reaffirmed the deep history of Christianity in the Middle East and called for its perseverance into the future at this week's In Defense of Christians summit in Washington, D.C. They called for Western partners

Our Time: Reflections on the Women’s Convention

Atlanta, Ga., Oct 27, 2017 / 03:07 pm (CNA).- Today, October 27, the organizers of January’s historic Women’s March are starting their convention in Detroit with the theme “Reclaiming Our Time.” But while the event was covered in the news, is it really “new” that

Vice President Pence promises direct US aid to persecuted Christians

Washington D.C., Oct 26, 2017 / 04:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- US Vice President Mike Pence’s promises Wednesday of better aid for persecuted Christians and others in the Middle East has drawn praise from Supreme Knight Carl Anderson of the Knights of Columbus. Pence addressed In Defense of

Awaiting hearing, Georgetown pro-marriage group draws support from Catholic leaders

Washington D.C., Oct 26, 2017 / 03:01 pm (CNA).- A pro-marriage student group at Georgetown University has drawn support from prominent Catholic scholars, after a student petition accused the group of promoting intolerance. Love Saxa is a pro-marriage student group at Georgetown, which faces an

Trump declares opioid crisis a public health emergency

Washington D.C., Oct 26, 2017 / 02:57 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- President Donald Trump on Thursday declared the U.S. opioid crisis a public health emergency, calling federal government agencies to focus their resources on finding solutions to the growing problem. “We can be the generation that

Guam archdiocese adopts more stringent child protection policies

Hagatna, Guam, Oct 26, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archdiocese of Agaña last week adopted a new policy on child protection, following a child sex abuse scandal which has implicated the former archbishop and other clerics. The recently-installed Coadjutor Archbishop of Agaña,

Denver archbishop addresses teen social media use, suicide spike

Denver, Colo., Oct 24, 2017 / 03:51 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The growing problem of teen suicide is one that should be met with prayer and efforts to help young people develop healthy use of social media, said Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver in a recent column. “Suicide by teens in Colorado is

Appeals court approves abortion for undocumented teen

Austin, Texas, Oct 24, 2017 / 02:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A federal appeals court has ordered that the government must assist a 17-year-old undocumented immigrant, detained in federal custody in Texas, to obtain an abortion. In a 6-3 decision, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned an Oct. 20