Catholic News Agency: US News


How the US Church is 'sharing the journey' with immigrants

Washington D.C., Sep 27, 2017 / 03:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic leaders in the U.S. are hoping that the newly announced “Share the Journey” campaign will foster a welcoming attitude towards migrants and refugees. “It’s an important time to remind ourselves that welcoming

A note from CNA's Executive Director on the 'filial correction'

Denver, Colo., Sep 27, 2017 / 12:10 pm (CNA).- A statement from Alejandro Bermudez, executive director of Catholic News Agency and ACI Prensa: I was surprised to see that my name has been added to the list of signatories on the so-called Correctio Filialis De Haeresibus Propagatis. I never signed

New boys' choir CD explores rich music of Mary

Boston, Mass., Sep 27, 2017 / 06:03 am (CNA).- Boys’ choirs have been a tradition in the Catholic Church since the Middle Ages, when men and women did not sing together in public, and boys’ higher-pitched voices were needed to round out the sound of sacred music used at Mass. Today, the

Why witchcraft can never be used to accomplish good

Washington D.C., Sep 27, 2017 / 03:12 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Shortly after Donald Trump assumed the office of President of the United States, witches across the country began large-scale efforts to cast binding spells on him. Amanda Yates Garcia, a self-identified witch known as the “Oracle of

US House to vote on banning abortion after 20 weeks

Washington D.C., Sep 27, 2017 / 12:24 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Micah Pickering was born prematurely at 20 weeks. His eyes were “fused shut,” according to his mother, and his bones were still soft. He spent four months in the neonatal intensive care unit. Yet Micah survived against the odds,

Could this bill put an end to Down syndrome abortions in Ohio?

Columbus, Ohio, Sep 26, 2017 / 05:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An Ohio bill hopes to stop abortions undertaken solely because an unborn child has Down syndrome. “It’s very concerning to think that some lives would be judged as less valuable than others,” said Sen. Frank LaRose,

How should a Catholic evaluate health care policy?

Washington D.C., Sep 26, 2017 / 03:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Another effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act seems on the verge of failure, after three Republican senators stated that they would not support a pending Senate bill. As next steps for health care reform are considered, how

Most children in orphanages aren't actually orphans. This group wants to help them.

Baltimore, Md., Sep 26, 2017 / 03:20 am (CNA).- Shannon Senefeld always assumed that children in orphanages are mostly orphans. Most people make that assumption. When Senefeld found out this was not the case, she was shocked. In fact, the vast majority of children in orphanages around the world

New climate commission could advance human dignity, US bishops tell Congress

Washington D.C., Sep 25, 2017 / 05:01 pm (CNA).- The United States should create a commission to combat the harms of climate change and promote human dignity as a whole, the U.S. bishops said in a letter to Congress. “The Church calls for courageous actions and strategies aimed at promoting

Trump administration announces changes to travel ban

Washington D.C., Sep 25, 2017 / 04:42 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Just weeks before the Supreme Court was to hear a challenge to the Trump administration’s travel ban, the administration announced new restrictions to the ban on Sunday. “Following an extensive review by the Department of