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In Milan, Pope Makes Youth Promise To Never Be A Bully

Milan, Italy, Mar 25, 2017 / 01:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In last meeting during his day trip to Milan, Pope Francis issued a harsh criticism of bullying in schools, asking youth to promise him and Jesus to never bully others, and telling teachers to be aware of the problem. “There is an ugly...

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How Do We Solve Crises? Put The Person First, Pope Francis Tells EU

Vatican City, Mar 24, 2017 / 01:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Being disconnected from the values of the past – which upheld the human person and the family – has placed us in a new era of crises, Pope Francis told European leaders. However, he noted, there is hope. “Europe finds new hope when man is...

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Gorsuch Praised For Record Of Building Unity On Religious Freedom

Washington D.C., Mar 24, 2017 / 12:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch received a strong voice of support Thursday from a lawyer at a major religious liberty firm, who said that he shows a record of consensus building and protecting religious freedom for all. In addition...

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Americans Agree: Moms And Dads Should Have Paid Parental Leave

Washington D.C., Mar 24, 2017 / 08:56 am (CNA).- A new report by the Pew Research Center has found that the overwhelming majority of Americans support paid family and medical leave for workers. More than 80 percent of adult Americans surveyed believe that women should have paid maternity leave,...

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Baltimore Mourns Cardinal Keeler, Former Archbishop

Baltimore, Md., Mar 23, 2017 / 05:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal William Henry Keeler, who was Archbishop of Baltimore from 1989 to 2007, has died at the age of 86, archdiocesan officials say. He died early in the morning of March 23 at St. Martin's Home for the Aged in Catonsville, Maryland, a...

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Vatican Abuse Prevention Event 'extremely Important' For Church

Vatican City, Mar 23, 2017 / 02:22 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On Thursday a Vatican event on the prevention of child abuse narrowed in on the importance of education in schools and parishes in the safeguarding of children – not only for teachers, but for parents and children – and on the Church's...

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Gorsuch Made An Important Distinction When Asked About Assisted Suicide

Washington D.C., Mar 22, 2017 / 04:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch made a crucial ethical distinction in his response to questions about doctor-prescribed suicide during his confirmation hearing on Wednesday, said one ethicist. When asked what his views were on...

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Catholic College's New Bridge Too Catholic, Neighbors Complain

Philadelphia, Pa., Mar 22, 2017 / 03:40 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A bridge featuring crosses on the property of Villanova, a Catholic university in a Philadelphia suburb, will be built despite complaints from some local taxpayers. After an hour long debate, the Board of Commissioners of the township...

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Prayers Go Out Amid Confusion, Chaos Following London Attack

London, England, Mar 22, 2017 / 01:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Church and government leaders offered prayers in the aftermath of an attack in London on Wednesday afternoon. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the incident in Westminster this afternoon,” read a post on Twitter...

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CRS Remembers Legacy Of Blessed Oscar Romero During Lent, Continues To Work For Justice In El Salvador

BALTIMORE, MD, March 21, 2017 – During the week of the anniversary of Blessed Oscar Romero’s beatification, international aid organization Catholic Relief Services remembers his legacy of helping people who are suffering and marginalized in El Salvador. CRS highlights the country and its...

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Spanish Video Seeks To Erase The Stigma Of Down Syndrome

Madrid, Spain, Mar 21, 2017 / 03:19 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A recent video ad released by the Down Federation seeks to increase awareness of persons with Down syndrome. Through a series of videos and photographs, the campaign seeks to challenge the prejudices faced by persons affected by disability,...

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Lawsuit Says Girl In Boys' Locker Room Violated Student Privacy

Philadelphia, Pa., Mar 21, 2017 / 09:45 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Pennsylvania high school wrongly allowed a female student into the boys’ locker room and violated an undressing male student’s privacy and his right to be free from harassment, a lawsuit charges. “No school should rob any student...

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Supreme Court Nominee Drilled On Abortion, Religious Freedom At Hearings

Washington D.C., Mar 21, 2017 / 04:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The judge nominated to replace Antonin Scalia at the Supreme Court answered questions on abortion and religious freedom jurisprudence on Tuesday. While he avoided commenting on how he may rule in certain cases, Judge Neil Gorsuch of the...

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Good Friday Collection To Benefit Holy Land Christians

Vatican City, Mar 21, 2017 / 05:57 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As Christians in the Middle East continue to suffer innumerable hardships this Lenten season, the Vatican has announced that this year’s Good Friday Collection will benefit Christian communities in the Holy Land. “Once again, from every...

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US Bishops Push For Universal, Pro-Life Health Care

Washington D.C., Mar 20, 2017 / 04:34 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The bill drafted to replace the Affordable Care Act has good pro-life measures but still presents “grave challenges” that must be remedied, said one leading bishop in a recent statement. “Laudably, the AHCA [American Health Care Act]...