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US House passes bill to ban most abortions after 20 weeks

Washington D.C., Oct 3, 2017 / 04:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. House passed on Tuesday a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of gestation in a largely party-line vote. The measure is a major pro-life legislative priority, but it is expected to fail in the Senate. “The New England Journal of

Love Saves Lives: Theme of the 2018 March for Life

Washington D.C., Oct 3, 2017 / 04:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Organizers of the March for Life issued the 2018 theme for the pro-life demonstration on Tuesday, and a challenge to pro-life advocates everywhere: “Love Saves Lives.” “Deep down we’re all drawn towards

How the US bishops' anti-racism committee will address social problems

Washington D.C., Oct 3, 2017 / 03:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Racism is not going away. Catholics can’t pretend that it will just disappear, the chair of the U.S. bishops’ new anti-racism committee said on Monday. “The problems of racism are deep and widespread, and will take time to

'The Stray' inspired by director's real-life turnaround

Los Angeles, Calif., Oct 3, 2017 / 02:18 pm (CNA).- Mitch Davis had the best intentions for his career and family life. He was an executive at the Disney and Columbia movie studios in the 1980s. He wanted to make family films, and he made the effort to be home around his kids, while many Hollywood

Archbishop Gomez: American missionaries are the overlooked US founders

Washington D.C., Oct 3, 2017 / 12:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- During the annual Red Mass marking a new term of the U.S. Supreme Court, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles said that early American missionaries should be honored among the founding fathers of the United States. “These missionaries

Christian leaders invoke Martin Luther King Jr against violence, racism

Washington D.C., Oct 2, 2017 / 05:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After recent violent protests and the deadliest mass shooting recorded in U.S. history on Sunday, Christian leaders invoked Martin Luther King, Jr. as they condemned racism and violence. “As a society, we need to stop making excuses

US bishops join in prayer after Las Vegas shooting

Las Vegas, Nev., Oct 2, 2017 / 09:59 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Monday, the U.S. Bishops’ Conference voiced grief over a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, which has been called the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. “My heart and my prayers, and those of my brother

Why bother with beauty? A book for right-brained Catholics

Fort Wayne, Ind., Oct 1, 2017 / 04:42 pm (CNA).- Just a few weeks after Catholic artist Cory Heimann got married, a close friend of his, who had been planning on travelling to Africa to film a documentary, passed away. That friend had a simple but inspiring mission statement: “Present Christ

Religious leaders are fed up with discrimination against churches in disaster aid

Washington D.C., Sep 30, 2017 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Federal disaster relief policy denies repair and reconstruction assistance to houses of worship – and that needs to change, the U.S. bishops and other religious leaders have said. “Firefighters don’t refuse to put out a

Here's how the Church in Baltimore is taking concrete steps to fight racism

Baltimore, Md., Sep 30, 2017 / 04:43 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As racial tensions continue across the United States, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore announced a statewide task force to combat racism and promote unity within local communities. “The dreadful spectacle of violence and racism