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How should a Catholic respond to mass shootings?

Washington D.C., Oct 5, 2017 / 05:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- When Monsignor Robert Weiss gathered with parents in Connecticut, after 11 children were killed in a nearby shooting, the room went silent and one person called for prayer. “And so everyone just fell on their knees or joined hands with

ISIS genocide survivor begs US to help Yazidis – before it's too late

Washington D.C., Oct 5, 2017 / 10:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Yazidi survivor of the ISIS genocide urged members of Congress on Tuesday to help recover young girls and boys who were enslaved and sold by ISIS.   Shireen Jerdo Ibrahim, a Yazidi girl from northern Iraq who was captured and enslaved

California priest who embezzled donations gets prison time, $1.9 million fine

San Jose, Calif., Oct 5, 2017 / 06:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A priest in California has been sentenced to three years in prison for bank fraud and ordered to pay restitution after he put over $1.4 million in church donations into his bank accounts. Father Hien Minh Nguyen, 57, was ordered to pay

Men are craving authentic friendships – and it's ok to admit it

Denver, Colo., Oct 5, 2017 / 03:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- When Timothy Piazza pledged a fraternity at Pennsylvania State University in February 2017, he had hoped to find a brotherhood.   To join the fraternity, he endured severe hazing rituals, one of which ended with Piazza collapsing down a

Pro-life leaders: Life has value. Always.

Washington D.C., Oct 4, 2017 / 03:42 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- All life is valuable – especially those who are suffering, urged speakers at a recent pro-life program at Georgetown University on Monday. Their lives deserve care and accompaniment, even in the most trying of times, the experts said.

Both on and off camera, 'Papal Ninja' is proud to be Catholic

Oakland, Calif., Oct 4, 2017 / 03:37 pm (CNA).- Whether he’s navigating a harrowing obstacle course in front of the camera or doing behind-the-scenes content editing for an evangelization website, Sean Bryan wants people to know that he is proud to be Catholic. Also known as the “Papal

Sales of Essure birth control coil halted everywhere, except US

Washington D.C., Oct 4, 2017 / 03:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- German pharmaceutical company Bayer announced recently that it has suspended from all non-US sales the Essure coil, a controversial form of birth control which has received the strictest possible FDA warning for its side effects, which

US bishops' anti-racism chairman announces committee membership

Washington D.C., Oct 4, 2017 / 02:52 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In an interview with CNA on Monday, Bishop George Murry of Youngstown, who chairs the US bishops' newly-formed anti-racism committee, revealed the names of the seven other bishops who are committee members. The bishop members of the

Christian beauty and encounter – one author's proposal to heal a wounded culture

Denver, Colo., Oct 4, 2017 / 06:14 am (CNA).- The power of Christian beauty and human encounter will be the focus of a leading Communion and Liberation priest as he holds a roundtable discussion and speaking tour of North America this Oct. 9-15. “Do we Christians still believe in the capacity

Three years later, this terminally ill man is glad he rejected assisted suicide

Washington D.C., Oct 4, 2017 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Three years ago, J.J. Hanson received a diagnosis that no one wants to hear. He had terminal brain cancer, and doctors said his time was short – he likely had about four months to live. “The surgeon said my cancer was inoperable