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Catholic Hospital Sued For Denying Sex Reassignment Surgery

Sacramento, Calif., Apr 27, 2017 / 12:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A lawsuit has been filed against a Catholic hospital in California for refusing an elective hysterectomy to a female who identifies as a man and who sought the procedure as part of their sex reassignment. The suit was filed by the...

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Remembering Two Anniversaries

Denver, Colo., Apr 27, 2017 / 04:07 pm (CNA).- "The recent pledge by the Democratic National Committee chair to support only candidates who embrace the radical unrestricted abortion license is very disturbing. The Democratic Party platform already endorses abortion throughout the nine months of...

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We Need To 'shatter' The Anonymity Of Sex Purchasers, Lawmakers Say

Washington D.C., Apr 27, 2017 / 03:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. government needs to be continually equipped to fight the scourge of human trafficking in new and effective ways, said members of Congress introducing an anti-trafficking bill on Thursday. “We have a huge human trafficking problem...

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Mexican Pro-Lifers Demand Expulsion Of 'abortion Ship'

Mexico City, Mexico, Apr 26, 2017 / 03:34 pm (Church Pop).- With abortion illegal in Mexico, a ship providing the procedure has landed on the country's coast, drawing outrage from the local pro-life movement. The boat, property of the the Dutch abortion NGO Women on Waves, was expelled from...

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Never Tire Of Fighting For Human Rights, Religious Liberty Advocate Insists

Washington D.C., Apr 26, 2017 / 04:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid a rising tide of violence, imprisonment, and harassment on account of people’s religious beliefs, the United States cannot grow weary of defending religious freedom, a leading advocate insisted Wednesday. “It’s kind of a fatigue...

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What Pro-Life Democrats Have To Say After Being Majorly Shunned

Washington D.C., Apr 26, 2017 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- When the leader of the Democratic party pulled an about-face this week, claiming that support for abortion was a non-negotiable part of the platform, pro-life Democrats were utterly dismayed.   “It was just stunning to see,” Kristen...

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In TED Talk, Pope Says Sowing Solidarity Will Reap Hope For The Future

Vatican City, Apr 26, 2017 / 02:15 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Early Wednesday morning Pope Francis addressed the TED 2017 conference, telling participants that to have a hopeful outlook for the future, we must plant seeds of humility, solidarity and tenderness today. Referencing his 80 years of...

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Ahead Of Trip, Pope Francis Sends Message Of Joy To Egypt

Vatican City, Apr 25, 2017 / 05:25 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis expressed his joy for his upcoming trip to Cairo in a video message, saying he hopes to bring peace and friendship to all Egyptian citizens. “I am truly happy to come as a friend, as a messenger of peace and as a pilgrim to...

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Pope Francis Refuses Bullet-Proof Vehicle For Egypt Trip

Vatican City, Apr 25, 2017 / 10:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis will not use a bulletproof vehicle during his trip to Egypt this weekend, despite recent terror attacks against Christians in the country, according to Reuters.   "The Pope will use a closed car to move around, but not an...

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Trump Administration Will Continue Defending HHS Mandate In Court

Washington D.C., Apr 25, 2017 / 12:21 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With President Donald Trump’s administration signaling that it is not dropping the HHS mandate cases against religious non-profits, plaintiffs are concerned that the action does not reflect promises made during the presidential...

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They Lost Everything In Peru's Floods. Now They're Asking For Bibles.

Lima, Peru, Apr 25, 2017 / 06:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop José Antonio Eguren of Piura and Tumbes, Peru visited the inhabitants of one of the areas most affected by the recent floods in northern Peru, who asked him to help them get some Bibles. According to the Archdiocese of Piura, a...

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Australian Bishops: Assisted Suicide Is The Opposite Of Health Care

Melbourne, Australia, Apr 25, 2017 / 12:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Proposals to legalize euthanasia in the Australian state of Victoria are based on “misplaced compassion,” the local bishops said. “Euthanasia and assisted suicide are the opposite of care and represent the abandonment of the sick and...

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Pope Francis Comforts Sister Of French Priest Slain Last Year

Vatican City, Apr 24, 2017 / 10:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Saturday comforted the sister of Father Jacques Hamel, an 85-year-old priest who was killed by ISIS sympathizers while celebrating Mass in Normandy, France last summer. According to the Associated Press, the Pope gripped...

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Christians Are The Most Widely Targeted Religious Group In The World

Washington D.C., Apr 23, 2017 / 04:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- When it comes to religious persecution, Christians are the most widely targeted community, said a new report released this week. But despite oppression and threat of violence, the faithful “should not be afraid,” said a Pakistani...

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Virginia Bishops Welcome Commutation Of Prisoner's Death Sentence

Richmond, Va., Apr 22, 2017 / 03:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic bishops of Virginia welcomed a decision by the governor to commute a prisoner’s death sentence on the grounds that false information was presented during his sentencing. “We are all children of the same merciful, loving God,...