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St. Louis, Mo., May 24, 2017 / 07:18 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A St. Louis city ordinance that could force Catholic schools and pro-life pregnancy centers to hire employees who support abortion has drawn legal opposition from the Archbishop of St. Louis and several pro-life organizations.

New York City, N.Y., May 24, 2017 / 01:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- An Irish immigrant named John Curry passed away in 1943 in New York City after a modest life.

Washington D.C., May 23, 2017 / 05:38 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Trump administration's decision to allow 50,000 Haitian earthquake victims to remain in the United States prompted gratitude from the U.S. bishops' conference, which stressed the need for continued work to aid Haitians here and in their home country.

Washington D.C., May 23, 2017 / 04:13 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Leading U.S. bishops have expressed serious concerns with President Donald Trump's reported budget proposals for the 2018 fiscal year, noting among other fears that the proposals would decrease funding for diplomacy efforts while increasing military spending.

Denver, Colo., May 23, 2017 / 04:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- With plans for the first human head transplant surgery looming in the next year, a lead doctor on the formidable project has high hopes for the procedure.

Bridgeport, Conn., May 23, 2017 / 01:32 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The leader of the nearly 2 million-member Knights of Columbus recently spoke about the importance of his group's fidelity to Pope Francis, as well as his hopes for a successful upcoming meeting between the Roman Pontiff and U.S. president Donald Trump.

South Bend, Ind., May 22, 2017 / 03:08 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- U.S. Vice President Mike Pence challenged University of Notre Dame graduates on Saturday to promote human dignity and the sanctity of life in the workplace.

Washington D.C., May 22, 2017 / 11:35 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday that issues additional sanctions against supporters of Syria's Assad regime, and those providing arms for the regime.

Philadelphia, Pa., May 22, 2017 / 04:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In his address to graduating seminarians on Wednesday, United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. emphasized the importance of religious freedom and the dangers it faces today.

Washington D.C., May 20, 2017 / 05:19 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Immigration arrests have risen sharply in 2017 compared to the previous year, after the Trump administration unveiled stricter immigration policies, which were decried by the U.S. bishops.

Philadelphia, Pa., May 19, 2017 / 08:06 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Amid plans for the future of the Philadelphia archdiocese's historic Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, the seminary and Neumann University have announced a feasibility study into a possible affiliation agreement.

Cheyenne, Wyo., May 19, 2017 / 07:01 am (EWTN News).- The only Planned Parenthood office in Wyoming will close along with another five offices in the organization's Rocky Mountain region, though officials said it would still exercise a presence in the state.

Tampa, Fla., May 18, 2017 / 05:31 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Funded by a parish in Florida, a new Catholic church is being built in Cuba and is the first the island nation has seen in 60 years.

Washington D.C., May 18, 2017 / 04:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Within the next 10-20 years, a new and controversial fertility technology called in vitro gametogenesis could make it possible to manipulate skin cells into creating a human baby.

Oklahoma City, Okla., May 18, 2017 / 07:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The remains of Venerable Stanley Rother were exhumed last week and moved to a chapel in Oklahoma City in preparation for the beatification Mass of the first US-born martyr.

Vatican City, May 24, 2017 / 09:39 am (EWTN News).- On Wednesday Pope Francis said that no matter what trials we might face, we have hope because Jesus is always by our side, just like he was for the disciples on the road to Emmaus.

Vatican City, May 24, 2017 / 03:48 am (EWTN News/CNA).- After months of anticipation, Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump finally met at the Vatican Wednesday in a friendly encounter which included an emphasis on protection of life and freedom of conscience.

Vatican City, May 23, 2017 / 12:19 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Women who are consecrated to God live "the prophecy of joy," and this authentic joy is their most credible witness, Pope Francis told leaders of the Sister Disciples of the Divine Master on Monday.

Manchester, United Kingdom, May 23, 2017 / 05:16 am (EWTN News).- After what has been deemed a terrorist attack killed 22 people – mostly youth – at a theater in Manchester Monday night, local Bishop John Arnold condemned the act, saying there is no justification for such violence.

Vatican City, May 22, 2017 / 04:08 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Only seven months after Pope Francis' last consistory, he will create five new cardinals in June. He continues a pattern of finding cardinals at the peripheries of the world, from dioceses which have not traditionally had a cardinal.

Vatican City, May 22, 2017 / 01:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- When Pope Francis was asked last week about his upcoming meeting with U.S. president Donald Trump, he made headlines for answering that he always tries to look for common ground.

Vatican City, May 21, 2017 / 12:20 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- During a visit to a Roman parish Sunday, Pope Francis repeated his frequent condemnation of gossip, telling the congregation instead to always treat others with gentleness and respect, as the Holy Spirit does.

Vatican City, May 21, 2017 / 07:10 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Sunday Pope Francis offered his prayer and support for victims of a recent jump in violence in the Central African Republic, repeating his frequent call for the use of dialogue, rather than weapons, to solve conflicts.

Vatican City, May 21, 2017 / 05:56 am (EWTN News/CNA).- During his Regina Coeli address Sunday, Pope Francis announced to pilgrims that he will be holding a June 28 consistory to create 5 new cardinals he said represent the "catholicity" of the Church.

Vatican City, May 20, 2017 / 04:24 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis' gathering this week with a group of Huntington's disease patients was a major inspiration for those seeking to increase awareness and research about the condition.

Vatican City, May 19, 2017 / 07:32 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis will deliver his fifth speech on the present and future of Europe during an event organized by the Commission of the European Bishops' Conferences of the European community (COMECE).

Vatican City, May 19, 2017 / 12:46 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis warned that ideologues sow confusion and division in the Church in the name of false clarity, rather than relying on the Pope, the bishops, and Church councils inspired by the Holy Spirit.

Vatican City, May 18, 2017 / 05:30 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- In an afterword to a book on silence and prayer recently authored by Cardinal Robert Sarah, Benedict XVI praised the prelate as a spiritual model given the depth of his interior life, saying the liturgy is safe in his hands.

Vatican City, May 18, 2017 / 11:26 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis said that there is no outcome that can justify the use or destruction of embryos for scientific purposes – even for the commendable cause of trying to help those suffering from incurable diseases.

Vatican City, May 18, 2017 / 09:22 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis on Thursday offered a message of hope and love to patients with Huntington's disease, a rare and incurable genetic brain disorder that causes intense suffering.