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Iowa heartbeat abortion law struck down by state judge

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Des Moines, Iowa, Jan 23, 2019 / 06:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An Iowa judge struck down Tuesday a law basing an abortion ban on a fetal heartbeat, blocking the implementation of one of the strictest abortion bans in the U.S. “I am incredibly disappointed in today’s court ruling, because I believe that if death is […]

Arizona bill seeks to tax access to online pornography

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Phoenix, Ariz., Jan 23, 2019 / 05:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An Arizona lawmaker has introduced a bill that would charge a fee to people buying electronic devices in the state who want pornography blocking software removed from the devices. The fees would help pay for the U.S-Mexico border wall. Rep. Rail Griffin (R-Hereford) introduced House […]

Basilica confirms Nathan Phillips protest attempted Mass disruption

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Washington D.C., Jan 23, 2019 / 04:15 pm (CNA).- The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception has confirmed that protesters led by the Native American activist Nathan Phillips attempted to disrupt the celebration of Mass on the evening of Jan. 19. On Jan. 23, a spokesperson for the Washington, DC basilica released […]

The evolving response of the Church in Kentucky to Covington Catholic incident

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Covington, Ky., Jan 23, 2019 / 02:39 pm (CNA).- When video emerged on Twitter last weekend, showing a confrontation between a Native American elderly man with a drum and a group of students from Covington Catholic High School, many media commenters accused the students of racism and disrespect. The original video clip showed a Native […]

‘This is progressive?’ New York bishops react to new abortion law

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Albany, N.Y., Jan 23, 2019 / 01:30 pm (CNA).- Catholic leaders in New York have spoken out against the passage of an expansive new abortion law in the state. The Reproductive Health Act was passed on Tuesday, the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Roe v Wade. In a statement from the New York State […]

Not so neutral: Colorado’s sex ed bill could marginalize Catholics

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Denver, Colo., Jan 23, 2019 / 01:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A “comprehensive sex education” bill in the Colorado legislature would require public schools to adopt a curriculum that could stigmatize Catholic beliefs about sexuality and gender, one critic warned. “These matters are best left to local school districts in direct consultation with parents and teachers,” […]

Appeals court upholds La. law regulating abortion clinics

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New Orleans, La., Jan 23, 2019 / 11:41 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday rejected a request from abortion rights’ advocates to rehear a case challenging a Louisiana law that requires abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. The Jan. 18 decision effectively upholds its earlier ruling in […]

Meet the kids who traveled 24 hours on a bus to stand up for the unborn

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Washington D.C., Jan 23, 2019 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Diocese of Lincoln sent more than 200 young people to Washington, D.C., to stand up for the unborn, and they believe they are part of a growing trend of pro-life sentiment. CNA spoke to some of these students outside of the capitol to see […]

Nathan Phillips rally attempted to disrupt Mass at DC’s National Shrine

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Washington D.C., Jan 22, 2019 / 03:58 pm (CNA).- While chanting and playing ceremonial drums, a group of Native American rights activists reportedly led by Nathan Phillips attempted Jan. 19 to enter Washington, D.C.’s Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception during a Saturday evening Mass. The group of 20 demonstrators was stopped […]

US Supreme Court allows transgender military ban

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Washington D.C., Jan 22, 2019 / 02:26 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The US Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender persons serving in the military to go into effect, while the issue continues to be adjudicated in lower courts. The Supreme Court’s five conservative members voted Jan. 22 to lift nationwide injunctions […]