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Cincinnati Catholics hope to give Church a megaphone on racial, social problems

Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb 25, 2017 / 06:16 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Catholics in Cincinnati are hoping that an upcoming meeting of bishops and leaders will give the local Church a much stronger voice to address issues of racism and violence.

Archbishop Chaput and his newest book are coming to NYC, DC

Philadelphia, Pa., Feb 24, 2017 / 06:33 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Philadelphia's Archbishop Charles Chaput will present his latest book in New York City and Washington, D.C. in the near future, discussing the changed situation for Catholicism in America.

New immigration rules will hurt the vulnerable, US bishops warn

Washington D.C., Feb 24, 2017 / 02:24 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Trump administration's new border and immigration enforcement rules needlessly endanger the vulnerable, militarize the border and will cause many other problems, the U.S. bishops warned this week.

Texas must fund Planned Parenthood, federal judge rules

Austin, Texas, Feb 23, 2017 / 10:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Amid the controversy over investigative videos appearing to show illegal activities at Planned Parenthood, a federal judge has temporarily barred Texas from denying Medicaid funding to the abortion provider.

How old anti-Catholic laws still threaten religious freedom today

Washington D.C., Feb 23, 2017 / 05:54 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Anti-Catholic state laws from the 19th century are today being used by secularists to fight public funding of all religious organizations, warned a religious freedom advocacy group.

Catholics shouldn't totally reject human gene editing- but it still has ethical problems

Washington D.C., Feb 23, 2017 / 04:50 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Recent American guidelines for human gene modification have raised important ethical questions, especially with regard to modifying the genes of unborn children and of reproductive cells.

Race-based death sentence rejected at US Supreme Court

Washington D.C., Feb 23, 2017 / 04:34 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A death row inmate in Texas deserves a new sentencing hearing because his own lawyers called on an expert who claimed he was more likely to be dangerous because he is black, the U. S. Supreme Court has said.

Trump draws praise for withdrawing transgender bathroom regulation

Washington D.C., Feb 23, 2017 / 02:27 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- On Wednesday night, the Trump administration withdrew an Obama-era guidance that had directed schools to allow students to use the bathroom or locker room of the gender they currently identify with, not the facilities of their birth or biological sex.

Virginia bishops lament veto of bill defunding Planned Parenthood

Richmond, Va., Feb 22, 2017 / 06:35 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The bishops of Virginia's two dioceses on Tuesday decried Governor Terry McAuliffe's veto of a bill which would have redirected state funding away from abortion providers and toward community health centers.

How rice bowls can build a 'culture of encounter' this Lent

Washington D.C., Feb 22, 2017 / 05:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Through its annual rice bowl initiative, Catholic Relief Services has announced it will be promoting a "culture of encounter" in its Lenten operation.