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Pro-lifers share same quest for civil rights as MLK, says Dolan

Kicking off the vigil Mass for the March for Life, Cardinal Timothy Dolan says pro-life activists share the same cause as civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.

Survey: Americans overwhelmingly favor limits on abortion

Washington D.C., Jan 18, 2018 / 11:12 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Most Americans, including those who identify as "pro-choice," support limiting abortion to the first trimester of pregnancy, at most, a new survey says.

Pope Francis in Chile: Don't water down the joy of faith

Iquique, Chile, Jan 18, 2018 / 09:37 am (EWTN News/CNA).- At Mass in Iquique Thursday morning, Pope Francis drew attention to the care Mary shows at the Wedding at Cana, pointing to her as an example of how we can help others share in the joy and celebration found in the Gospel.

Catholic high school principal in Rhode Island retires over racist slurs

The longtime principal of a Catholic high school in Rhode Island has retired after a short video of him using racial slurs surfaced.

Bishop says Arkansas AG wrong for participating in rally

A Catholic bishop who has led prayers at Arkansas anti-abortion rallies says he will not take part this year because its featured speaker is a public official who actively pushed for the state's aggressive execution schedule last year.

Guam archbishop denies allegations of rape, sexual abuse

Hagatna, Guam, Jan 18, 2018 / 07:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- An embattled archbishop in Guam has denied an allegation that he raped his nephew nearly 20 years ago, when his accuser was a teen.

Pray against 'powers of darkness,' Cardinal Dolan tells pro-life marchers

Washington D.C., Jan 18, 2018 / 06:36 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- In the fight against abortion, it is crucial to recognize the reality of evil and the importance of prayer, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York said on the eve of the annual March for Life.

New HHS department created to protect religious freedom

Washington D.C., Jan 18, 2018 / 06:23 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A new division at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will work to ensure the protection of religious freedom and conscience rights for Americans, government officials announced Thursday.


Arkansas bishop skips pro-life march over death penalty concerns

Little Rock, Ark., Jan 18, 2018 / 06:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Bishop Anthony Taylor of Little Rock has said he will not attend the local March for Life because its keynote speaker opposed Catholic appeals for clemency for prisoners on death row.

Indigenous Peruvian seminarian eager to see Pope Francis

Lima, Peru, Jan 18, 2018 / 05:46 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Demetrio Sanchez, a 20-year-old indigenous Peruvian seminarian, is eager to see Pope Francis when he visits Puerto Maldonado on Thursday.