Don’t let armed drones ease the path to conflict, US bishops warn

Washington D.C., May 14, 2015 / 03:42 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The use of armed drones have practical and moral consequences for conflict and warfare – and the government needs to take action to address them, the U.S. Catholic bishops have said. “It is incumbent on a nation's leaders to recognize that the use of drones can lower the threshold on conflict and take appropriate steps to not succumb to their use,” wrote Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces, who chairs the U.S. … [Read more...]

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Philadelphia archbishop voices ‘deep sadness’, prays for train derailment victims

Philadelphia, Pa., May 14, 2015 / 11:59 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia reacted Wednesday to the deadly train derailment in his city with sadness and prayers. “In the wake of this disaster, I urge all people of good will to join me in extending prayerful condolences to those mourning the sudden loss of a loved one and in asking the Lord to bring healing to all those suffering physical and emotional anguish in the wake of this incident,” Archbishop … [Read more...]

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When detention denies dignity: bishops offer look inside US migrant, refugee policy

Washington D.C., May 14, 2015 / 03:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).- “Please help us, please pray for us.” These were the words of detained migrants and refugees at a Karnes, Texas facility who spoke Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller of San Antonio and his visiting delegation of religious leaders last year. “As the archbishop said Mass under a tent in the compound, the fear and trepidation on the faces of the mothers were clear,” said a new report’s account of the 2014 … [Read more...]

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US House overcomes initial setback to pass 20-week abortion ban

Washington D.C., May 13, 2015 / 06:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Two years after abortionist Kermit Gosnell was convicted of committing three first-degree murders at his abortion clinic, the House passed a bill Wednesday that effectively bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. “This bill is about protecting pain-capable babies and their mothers from the tragedy … of late-term abortion-on-demand," Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), the bill's sponsor, stated May 13 to reporters … [Read more...]

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Iraqi Christians have lost everything – except their faith, nun tells Congress

Washington D.C., May 13, 2015 / 03:41 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Having lost their homes, their heritage and their sense of dignity, Iraqi Christians victimized by the Islamic State feel abandoned by earthly powers, but their faith in God has only grown, an Iraqi nun told members of Congress May 13. The faith of homeless Iraqi Christians is “increasing more and more,” Sister Diana Momeka, O.P., told the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee. Many of the displaced lived in devastating … [Read more...]

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EWTN named religious television station of the year

Irondale, Ala., May 12, 2015 / 04:49 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- For the third consecutive year, EWTN Global Catholic Network has been awarded the 2015 Gabriel Award for Religious Television Station of the Year – a prestigious honor which acknowledges the Network's programming, community service, and production values. "EWTN is the beacon of Catholic broadcast television. It is a consistent and true voice of the Faith," noted one of the Gabriel Award judges who participated in … [Read more...]

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Despite changes, ‘genocide’ of China’s one-child policy endures, activists say

Washington D.C., May 11, 2015 / 05:17 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Human rights advocates told a congressional commission of the “terrifying” practices of China’s coercive one-child policy and lamented forced abortion as a crime against humanity. “Regardless of the number of children allowed, women who get pregnant without permission will still be dragged out of their homes, strapped down to tables, and forced to abort babies that they want,” Reggie Littlejohn, founder … [Read more...]

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