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New Immigration Rules Will Hurt The Vulnerable, US Bishops Warn

Washington D.C., Feb 24, 2017 / 12:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Trump administration’s new border and immigration enforcement rules needlessly endanger the vulnerable, militarize the border and will cause many other problems, the U.S. bishops warned this week. “They greatly expand the...

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Access To Water Is A Basic Human Right, Concerns 'the Common Good'

Vatican City, Feb 24, 2017 / 11:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Vatican seminar on water held this week highlighted the complex challenges faced around the world in making the basic human right to water a reality for all people. Reliable access to safe and clean water for everyone is an issue close to...

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Race-Based Death Sentence Rejected At US Supreme Court

Washington D.C., Feb 23, 2017 / 02:34 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A death row inmate in Texas deserves a new sentencing hearing because his own lawyers called on an expert who claimed he was more likely to be dangerous because he is black, the U. S. Supreme Court has said. Chief Justice John Roberts...

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Catholic Doctors Protest French Law Banning 'misleading' Pro-Life Websites

Paris, France, Feb 22, 2017 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An international group of Catholic physicians is protesting a law passed by France's parliament last week sanctioning pro-life websites that aim to dissuade women from abortion by using “misleading claims.” The law constitutes “a clear...

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Kids With No Home: Will Today’s Homeless Children In Los Angeles Be The Next Generation Of Homeless Adults?

Children and youths who are homeless face considerable challenges today, and, according to many studies, also later in life. Because of their lack of stability and frequent moves, they have three times the rate of emotional and behavioral problems such as depression, anxiety, aggression,...

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Pope Francis: Protecting Migrants Is A 'moral Imperative'

Vatican City, Feb 21, 2017 / 08:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Tuesday Pope Francis said that it is our duty to defend the dignity of migrants, particularly by enacting just laws that offer protection to those forced to flee from dangerous or inhumane situations. “Defending (migrants’) inalienable...

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Life, Conversion Of Roe V. Wade's Norma McCorvey Remembered

Washington D.C., Feb 20, 2017 / 02:42 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As the woman at the center of the case legalizing abortion in the U.S. passed away, pro-life leaders hailed her ultimate conversion on the issue and her ensuing struggles to promote life. “Ultimately, Norma’s story after Roe was not...

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DIY Execution? Arizona’s 'bizarre' New Death Penalty Policy

Phoenix, Ariz., Feb 15, 2017 / 04:37 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- It’s an odd time for death in the United States.   While there is a new push for death via euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide, there is also a push against the death penalty in several states.   This movement against the death...

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Pro-Woman, Pro-Life: Toward Holistic Care

Five years ago, in the Andes Mountains of Peru, Dede Chism and her daughter Abby Sinnett finished another medical mission trip. They had seen hundreds of women come to them for care; they had heard each woman’s story of pain and search for healing. But reflecting on each woman’s face, Abby began...

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Citing Pro-Life Momentum, Thousands Demonstrate To Defund Planned Parenthood

Washington D.C., Feb 15, 2017 / 12:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- More than 10,000 pro-life advocates gathered at some 227 protest locations in 43 states and the District of Columbia on Saturday to call for the defunding of Planned Parenthood. “This weekend was huge, but it was not the end,” said...

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Doctors Who Object To Abortion Need More Legal Protections, Bishops Say

Washington D.C., Feb 13, 2017 / 06:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Objectors to abortion need stronger conscience protections in federal law, the U.S. bishops have said in a letter to Congress supporting a bill being considered by Congress. “While existing federal laws already protect conscientious...

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An Oregon Bill Could Allow Mentally Ill Patients To Be Starved

Portland, Ore., Feb 13, 2017 / 02:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An Oregon bill on advanced medical directive rules could allow patients who suffer from dementia or mental illness to be starved or dehydrated, opponents warned. “These are patients who are awake, can chew and swallow and want to eat, even...

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Can We End The Need For Abortion? One Organization Aims To Find Out

Denver, Colo., Feb 9, 2017 / 12:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Women's healthcare is reaching a new dawn in the state of Colorado, courtesy of a new Catholic Charities initiative whose goal is to eliminate abortion from the definition of women's healthcare. The new initiative, called Marisol Health,...

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Reflections On The March For Life

Washington D.C., Feb 7, 2017 / 09:51 am (CNA).- Two weeks ago, America witnessed a historic event. Tens of thousands of people gathered in Washington, D.C. for the 44th annual March for Life and heard from the highest ranking White House official to ever grace the March for Life stage – Vice...

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Supreme Court Nominee Authored A Book On Assisted Suicide

Washington D.C., Feb 3, 2017 / 04:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court wrote a book on “the future of assisted suicide” in 2006 – and he came to some strong pro-life conclusions. Judge Neil Gorsuch, in his 2006 book “The Future of Assisted Suicide and...