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Judge Halts Deportations Of Chaldean Christians To Iraq

Detroit, Mich., Jun 23, 2017 / 03:26 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A district court judge on Thursday halted the deportation of more than 100 Iraqis, including many Chaldean Christians, who were recently picked up by immigration officers and detained. “We are thankful and relieved that our clients will...

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A Doctor Prescribed A Procedure, But Insurance Offered Death

Reno, Nev., Jun 23, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Dr. T. Brian Callister chose to become a physician for the reason many choose to go into the medical field – to make a difference in people’s lives. But that difference has recently been cut short by assisted suicide legislation. An internal...

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This Pro-Life Talk At Google's Headquarters Was A Hit

Mountain View, Calif., Jun 22, 2017 / 05:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A pro-life activist walks into Google’s headquarters and delivers a speech so compelling that within 24 hours, the online video of it surpassed a similar speech given by the head of Planned Parenthood. It may sound like the start to...

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Calif. Court Drops 14 Charges Against Planned Parenthood Investigator

San Francisco, Calif., Jun 22, 2017 / 04:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A California court on Wednesday dismissed 14 of 15 criminal charges against an undercover journalist behind the video exposé of Planned Parenthood’s role in the fetal tissue trade. “This is a huge victory to have 14 criminal...

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Pro-Lifers Claim Victory In Georgia House Vote

Atlanta, Ga., Jun 21, 2017 / 04:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Abortion rights groups invested heavily and lost in Tuesday night’s runoff special election for a Georgia House seat, and pro-lifers maintain the outcome proves the futility of the pro-abortion agenda. In the June 20 special election to...

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US Supreme Court Death Penalty Decision Could Be Victory For Due Process

Washington D.C., Jun 19, 2017 / 03:26 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a defendant has a right to a mental health evaluation independent of the prosecution, which could have wide-ranging implications for the justice system. “This is a very important decision,” Robert...

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Immigration In The Spotlight With LA Mass, Resource Website

Los Angeles, Calif., Jun 19, 2017 / 03:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles stressed the importance of unity at a Mass recognizing immigrants, as the archdiocese launched a new website with information and resources on the subject of immigration. Some 3,000 people attended...

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Vatican Group Meets To Discuss Situation Of Migrants Around The World

Vatican City, Jun 15, 2017 / 12:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican section on Migrants and Refugees met this week with Church leaders from around the world to hear about the challenges of migration faced in different parts of the world and to work on the Church’s contribution to a UN global...

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Why Reform?: What The Church Teaches On The Dignity Of Migrants

Every day, Elcias Hernandez has the same routine: he and his wife take their children to school on the weekdays, go to work and return home as a family. They enjoy the simple joys of life together: the family goes to church together, visits swimming pools, the rivers and the mountains to see the...

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Carl Anderson Among Appointments To Pontifical Academy For Life

Vatican City, Jun 13, 2017 / 02:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On Tuesday the Vatican announced that Carl A. Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, has been appointed by Pope Francis as a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life. “I am honored to have been appointed to the Pontifical...

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Francis: Migrant Crises Require Focus On Reality, Dialogue, Commitment

Vatican City, Jun 13, 2017 / 12:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis sent a letter last week to the Latin American Parliament as they discuss migration in the region, encouraging governments to protect all who reside in their territory regardless of their origin. “As members of a large family,...

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Oregon's Advance Directive Bill Is Deceptive And Deadly, Critics Warn

Salem, Ore., Jun 9, 2017 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Oregon Senate has passed an advance directive bill that critics say would allow the starvation and dehydration of patients who have dementia or mental illness. Earlier this week, Oregon Right to Life executive director Gayle Atteberry said...

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Delaware Legislature Votes To Drop Restrictions On Abortion

Dover, Del., Jun 8, 2017 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In Delaware, lawmakers’ vote to pass a bill that would strike down almost all remaining abortion restrictions drew strong criticism from pro-life advocates, who warned it would provide safe harbor for Kermit Gosnell-style...

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Archdiocese To Offer Novena In Spiritual Preparation For Mass In Recognition Of All Immigrants

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles is praying a special Novena in spiritual preparation for the annual Mass in Recognition of All Immigrants which will be celebrated on Sunday, June 18. The Mass in Recognition of All Immigrants is a special Mass in celebration of our immigrant roots as a Church...

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Maryland Bishops Call For Compassion, Prudence On Immigration

Baltimore, Md., Jun 1, 2017 / 10:58 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Maryland Catholic Conference has issued a statement of guiding principles for Catholics and state legislators to better encounter immigrants with compassion in both personal and political arenas. Members of the Maryland community, they...