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Washington D.C., Jan 23, 2017 / 08:07 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Ahead of the 44th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. a survey shows a "consensus" favoring a 20-week abortion ban, which President Trump has pledged to sign into law if passed by Congress.

Washington D.C., Jan 23, 2017 / 01:52 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- In the face of signs proclaiming "Keep Your Rosaries Off My Ovaries," "#IstandWithPlannedParenthood", and a host of other homemade posters ranging from the snarky to the explicit at the Women's March on Washington, pro-life women staked a spot in support of women's dignity – and against abortion.

Washington D.C., Jan 23, 2017 / 01:24 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Religious leaders gathered in prayer for the country and the Trump administration on Saturday, continuing a decades-old tradition of national prayer at the start of a new presidential term.

Washington D.C., Jan 23, 2017 / 12:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- On Monday, President Donald Trump reinstated the Mexico City Policy, an international pro-life regulation that is generally seen as an indicator of an incoming president's views on abortion.

Washington D.C., Jan 22, 2017 / 08:17 am (EWTN News/CNA).- For two Catholic bishops in Virginia, the execution of a man convicted of brutally killing a family of four was a time to reflect on God's mercy.

Washington D.C., Jan 20, 2017 / 04:48 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York prayed for God's wisdom as Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday.   

Washington D.C., Jan 20, 2017 / 01:08 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Catholics must fight the societal ills of contempt, poverty, and unemployment through solidarity, recent speakers at the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. insisted.

Washington D.C., Jan 20, 2017 / 02:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A reported drop in the United States abortion rate by the Guttmacher Institute is good news to pro-life leaders, who nevertheless acknowledge that optimism should be tempered.

Chicago, Ill., Jan 19, 2017 / 07:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A former employee of the controversial Survivors' Network of those Abused by Priests has filed a lawsuit claiming wrongful termination for challenging the organization's misbehavior, including alleged kickbacks from attorneys who were suing the Church on behalf of sexual abuse victims.

Denver, Colo., Jan 19, 2017 / 08:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A Colorado chapter of a national pro-life collegiate group is suing Colorado State University, after the school denied the organization funding for a campus event.

Phoenix, Ariz., Jan 19, 2017 / 05:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- You've probably heard of Bruce Jenner.

Lincoln, Neb., Jan 18, 2017 / 06:46 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Sister Madeleine Miller's efforts to substitute teach in a Nebraska public school ran afoul of a century-old law that left her bewildered – and prompted the state legislature to take another look at the law's dark past.

Washington D.C., Jan 18, 2017 / 03:47 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Any changes to health care law under the new administration should not abandon the principal of genuinely affordable health care for everyone, said the U.S. bishops in a letter to Congress.

Charlotte, N.C., Jan 17, 2017 / 09:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A lawsuit against a Catholic high school claims that it was illegal discrimination to fire a teacher for contracting a same-sex civil marriage, but a law professor suggests the case will not make any progress.

Washington D.C., Jan 17, 2017 / 06:46 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- On the eve of this year's March for Life in Washington, D.C., EWTN Global Catholic Network will launch a new half-hour weekly program focusing on promoting the culture of life.

Vatican City, Jan 24, 2017 / 10:57 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On behalf of Pope Francis, the secretary of the new Vatican department for Promoting Integral Human Development made a six-day visit to the Syrian city of Aleppo, ravaged by years of conflict between rebels and pro-government forces.

Vatican City, Jan 24, 2017 / 08:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The Irish bishops are just finishing up their first ad limina visit to Rome in 10 years – a time that's been marked by a rapid increase in secularism, the legalization of same-sex marriage and the country's tragic clerical sex abuse crisis.

Vatican City, Jan 24, 2017 / 06:00 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In his annual message to communicators around the world, Pope Francis again condemned the tendency for media to focus on the "bad news," saying journalists, while being accurate, must also offer a message of hope.

Vatican City, Jan 23, 2017 / 10:24 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Monday, the Vatican announced that Msgr. Michael J. Boulette, founder of an organization dedicated entirely to giving spiritual direction and training spiritual directors, will now be an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

Vatican City, Jan 23, 2017 / 09:41 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Frequently an outspoken critic against organized crime, Pope Francis again came out with harsh words for those involved in the mafia and other criminal activities, which he said are "stained with blood" and go directly against the faith.

Vatican City, Jan 22, 2017 / 10:05 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In a new interview published Saturday, Pope Francis said he will wait to see what U.S. President Donald J. Trump does before making any judgments, emphasizing God's own patience with him and his faults.

Vatican City, Jan 22, 2017 / 06:56 am (EWTN News/CNA).- After his Angelus address Sunday Pope Francis prayed for those who have lost family and friends after the latest set of earthquakes in central Italy this past week, as well as for all those who provide assistance, including rescue workers.

Vatican City, Jan 21, 2017 / 11:45 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In his annual speech to the Holy See's main court on Saturday, Pope Francis stressed the pressing need for effective education and preparation for the sacrament of marriage – not only to guard against invalid marriages, but also to strengthen the faith of the couple as they prepare for the unique blessings and challenges of married life.

Vatican City, Jan 20, 2017 / 12:58 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis congratulated Donald Trump on his inauguration as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, praying that God will grant him wisdom and strength.

Vatican City, Jan 20, 2017 / 10:28 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Friday Archbishop José Domingo Ulloa Mendieta of Panama officially announced the dates of the next World Youth Day, which is set to take place in January, rather than July as is usual, due to the weather.

Vatican City, Jan 19, 2017 / 02:28 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis spoke Thursday about the struggles inherent to the Christian life, and how temptation, while a normal part of trying to live virtuously, must be fought adamantly.

Vatican City, Jan 19, 2017 / 05:42 am (EWTN News/CNA).- For Pope Francis, personal conversion is pretty much the key to the Church's success in all of her activities, from Church governance to pastoral work, from Curial reform to evangelization and dialogue.

Vatican City, Jan 18, 2017 / 06:10 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Wednesday Pope Francis said hope in salvation is what leads us to turn to the Lord in prayer, trusting in faith particularly in moments when we are faced with the fear generated by death or injury.

Vatican City, Jan 17, 2017 / 02:46 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- In reaction to a new book claiming that Pope Francis has in fact done little to combat clerical sex abuse, and that Cardinal George Pell is implicated, the Australian cardinal's office has dismissed the claims as motivated by opposition to reform.

Vatican City, Jan 17, 2017 / 11:28 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In the latest development in an ongoing feud between the Vatican and the Knights of Malta, the Holy See has issued a statement affirming their support for the Order and their work, but saying they expect full cooperation with an investigation into the dismissal of the Knights' former Grand Chancellor.

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