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Death penalty repeal a growing trend among Republican lawmakers

Washington D.C., Oct 28, 2017 / 07:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- 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.

Greek Orthodox patriarch: Christians are not strangers in Middle East

Washington D.C., Oct 27, 2017 / 04:58 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- 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.

Guam archdiocese adopts more stringent child protection policies

Hagatna, Guam, Oct 26, 2017 / 07:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- 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.

Vice President Pence promises direct US aid to persecuted Christians

Washington D.C., Oct 26, 2017 / 05:08 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- 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.

Trump declares opioid crisis a public health emergency

Washington D.C., Oct 26, 2017 / 03:57 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- 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.

Denver archbishop addresses teen social media use, suicide spike

Denver, Colo., Oct 24, 2017 / 04:51 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- 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.

Appeals court approves abortion for undocumented teen

Austin, Texas, Oct 24, 2017 / 03:29 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- 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.

Release of Santa Fe court records a step in countering abuse, archdiocese says

Santa Fe, NM, Oct 24, 2017 / 02:57 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The release of court records related to sex abuse allegations against three Catholic priests several decades ago will serve as "an additional step in healing for survivors, their families, our Church, and communities," the Archdiocese of

Nashville administrator: pray for conversion of white nationalists

Nashville, Tenn., Oct 24, 2017 / 01:08 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The administrator of the Diocese of Nashville has called on the local community to pray for the conversions of white nationalists who are organizing two rallies in Tennessee later this month.

Bishops welcome efforts to defend unborn child of undocumented teen

Austin, Texas, Oct 23, 2017 / 04:21 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Texas' bishops have welcomed the decision of an appeals court delaying the government-assisted procurement of an abortion by an undocumented teenager who is under federal custody in the state.