Democracy and rights in Burma? Not without religious freedom

Washington D.C., Nov 14, 2014 / 03:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. must make religious freedom a top priority with Burma if there is hope for the southeast Asian country to make progress as a rights-based democracy, said a leader in religious liberty. “First and foremost, the United States should ensure that religious freedom and related human rights remain a high priority at all levels of engagement with the Burmese government.  Consistency in these efforts is key,” Dr. … [Read more...]

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US bishops elect delegates to synod: Kurtz, Chaput, DiNardo, Gomez

Baltimore, Md., Nov 14, 2014 / 10:38 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Meeting in Baltimore for their annual fall meeting, the U.S. bishops have selected their choices for delegates to next year’s Synod on the Family, sources have confirmed to CNA. The delegates, in order of election, are: Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, president of the U.S. bishops’ conference; Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia, who is hosting the 2015 World Meeting of Families; Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of … [Read more...]

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Pro-life? Then keep immigrant families together, bishops implore

Baltimore, Md., Nov 14, 2014 / 03:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In the wake of the mid-term elections last week, the U.S. Bishops urged Congress and President Obama to work together on timely immigration reform that respects families and human dignity.   “We urge both parties to work together to finally reform this broken and immoral system,” said Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo of Seattle, addressing his brother bishops at their annual fall meeting in Baltimore on Nov 11. He … [Read more...]

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The deadly cost of population control: India’s targeted women

Denver, Colo., Nov 13, 2014 / 05:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- India's population control policy is under fire after at least 14 women died following botched sterilizations due to negligent medical practices in one of the country’s poorest states, Chhattisgarh.On Monday, the death toll was eleven women, with more than 50 others hospitalized – 20 of them in critical condition – after being sterilized at a state run camp in Chhattisgarh. By Wednesday, another woman had died and … [Read more...]

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A broken system: Calls for immigration reform continue after election

Washington D.C., Nov 12, 2014 / 07:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Uncertainties about the future of immigration reform, given Republicans' new-found control of both houses of Congress, do not decrease the need for changes to the immigration system says a Catholic immigration expert. “The system does not work. There needs to be reform that looks at our family-based immigration system,” said Jeanne Atkinson, executive director of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, to CNA following … [Read more...]

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Religious freedom battle ‘daunting,’ but bishops urged to persist

Baltimore, Md., Nov 12, 2014 / 05:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The leader of the U.S. bishops’ religious freedom committee encouraged his fellow bishops not to lose heart, but to place their trust in God, in the ongoing battle for religious liberty. “Sometimes it might seem that fighting or struggling against threats to religious liberty is a daunting task,” Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore acknowledged, but we know that “with God all things are … [Read more...]

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How one bishop sees marriage as key to ‘culture of encounter’

Baltimore, Md., Nov 12, 2014 / 03:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With marriage in crisis in the modern world, the faithful have a duty to work for its restoration, promoting the ‘culture of encounter’ called for by the Holy Father, said a leading U.S. bishop. “Pope Francis said recently, ‘There is a crisis in the family because it’s beat[en] up from all sides and left very wounded!’ We must help to pick it up, like the Good Samaritan, and care for it,” San … [Read more...]

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