Vietnamese native appointed auxiliary bishop of Orange

Orange, Calif., Oct 6, 2017 / 11:25 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Father Thanh Thai Nguyen, a priest of the Diocese of St. Augustine and a native of Vietnam, was appointed auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Orange on Friday.

EWTN chairman encouraged by changes to HHS mandate

Irondale, Ala., Oct 6, 2017 / 10:47 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The chairman of EWTN Global Catholic Network voiced optimism over an announcement by the Trump administration Friday broadening religious and moral exemptions to the HHS mandate.

Trump administration lays out principles for protecting religious freedom

Washington D.C., Oct 6, 2017 / 10:46 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In a set of memos issued Friday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions outlined principles of religious freedom that federal agencies and departments are to incorporate into their work.

Breaking: Trump administration announces broad exemptions for HHS mandate

Washington D.C., Oct 6, 2017 / 10:22 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The Trump administration announced broad new exemptions to the HHS contraceptive mandate on Friday, giving relief to religious non-profits and others with deeply held religious or moral convictions regarding contraception.

A tele-prayer service for Catholics with mental illnesses

Washington D.C., Oct 6, 2017 / 07:20 am (EWTN News/CNA).- To recognize Mental Illness Awareness Week, the National Catholic Partnership on Disability held a teleconference prayer service offering those with mental illness, and their friends and family, communal and spiritual support.

Archbishop Lori: Religious liberty protections 'a victory for all Americans'

Baltimore, Md., Oct 6, 2017 / 05:45 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The chair of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Religious Liberty says that expanded religious liberty protections in the federal contraception mandate are a "victory for the First Amendment, and a victory for all Americans, even those who don't

New religious freedom protections draw praise from experts

Washington D.C., Oct 6, 2017 / 05:38 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- After the Trump administration announced new exemptions to the contraceptive mandate and a religious freedom guidance, experts said both actions offered concrete protections of religious freedom.

How the US can protect human rights in China

Washington D.C., Oct 6, 2017 / 02:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Trump administration should act to address "severe violations of religious freedom" in China, a bipartisan congressional commission said Thursday.

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

Washington D.C., Oct 5, 2017 / 11:45 am (EWTN News/CNA).- 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. 

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

San Jose, Calif., Oct 5, 2017 / 07:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- 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.