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Bishops welcome efforts to defend unborn child of undocumented teen

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Austin, Texas, Oct 23, 2017 / 03:21 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Texas’ bishops have welcomed the decision of an appeals court delaying the government-assisted procurement of an abortion by an undocumented teenager who is under federal custody in the state. However, a request for a review of the appeal has been filed, again opening up the […]

Why your ‘sexy nun’ costume isn’t funny

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Denver, Colo., Oct 23, 2017 / 03:53 am (CNA).- In 2015, the president of the University of Louisville issued an official apology, after a photo depicting him dressed in Mexican stereotypes for Halloween was criticized as insensitive and derogatory. “I want to personally apologize for the recent incident and any pain that it may have […]

Can the Beatitudes inspire great cinema? These filmmakers think so.

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Dallas, Texas, Oct 22, 2017 / 04:12 pm (CNA).- Cinematic reflections on the Eight Beatitudes of the Sermon on the Mount will be the focus of a movie project that hopes to tap the power of beauty. “God works through beauty, and beauty is the most direct way to impact a person’s heart and present […]

Defining our values: What Catholics can take from Bush’s speech

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New York City, N.Y., Oct 20, 2017 / 04:01 pm (CNA).- In a rare political speech on Thursday, former president George W. Bush had blunt words for America: Remember your identity or lose your freedom. Bush spoke Oct. 19 at the at the “Spirit of Liberty: At Home, In The World” event at the Lincoln […]

Georgetown pro-marriage group faces sanctions after students complain

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Washington D.C., Oct 20, 2017 / 09:53 am (CNA).- A pro-marriage student group at Georgetown University is in danger of being defunded and barred from campus facilities, after fellow students have petitioned that it be recognized as a “hate group.” The Hoya, Georgetown’s student newspaper, reported on Oct. 20 that Love Saxa, a student organization […]

Commentary: Redefining gender while California burns

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Sacramento, Calif., Oct 20, 2017 / 03:01 am (CNA).- California is still burning. At this point, 42 people are dead. Some 217,000 acres are devastated. Thousands of homes are destroyed. Entire towns are now charred wreckage. As the fires burned their hottest, trees glowed a seething orange behind their bark, before exploding. Families took shelter […]

How Los Angeles Catholics help the homeless

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Los Angeles, Calif., Oct 20, 2017 / 12:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- With growing numbers of people suffering homelessness in the expensive megalopolis of Los Angeles, Catholics and people of other religions are working together to provide a serious response. “The faith community is really a giant part of the services provided to the folks in […]

Government must allow abortion for undocumented teenager, judge rules

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Washington D.C., Oct 19, 2017 / 12:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a controversial decision, a U.S. district judge ruled that the government must facilitate an abortion for an undocumented teenager under federal custody in Texas. The federal government has appealed the ruling, asking for a stay on the judge’s order. On Oct. 18, U.S. District […]

English nuns offer free meals – but there’s a catch

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London, England, Oct 19, 2017 / 12:08 pm (CNA).- A group of religious sisters are offering free meals in a trendy neighborhood of London, but on one condition: the customers must forfeit the use of their phones and converse with fellow diners. “We give you a little food for soul. We don’t just mean the […]

Central Americans fleeing violence can’t return home yet, bishops warn

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Washington D.C., Oct 18, 2017 / 05:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As a temporary immigration permit program for families fleeing violence in Honduras and El Salvador is set to expire, the U.S. bishops warn that requiring immigrants to return to unsafe countries is unjust. “There is ample evidence to suggest that current TPS recipients from Honduras […]