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Baltimore, Md., Feb 21, 2017 / 08:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Nestled among the mix of shiny new storefronts, foreclosed row houses, parks, and public housing, lies what locals call the "gem of East Baltimore:" St. Frances Academy. Perduring the Civil War, social tumult, economic growth and decline in the neighborhood, the 189-year-old Catholic school still operates from the principles of its foundress, Servant of God Mother Mary Lange.

Philadelphia, Pa., Feb 21, 2017 / 05:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia's new book, released on Tuesday, takes a hard look at how Catholics in the United States can live their faith in a public square which has become post-Christian.

Washington D.C., Feb 20, 2017 / 04:42 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- As the woman at the center of the case legalizing abortion in the U.S. passed away, pro-life leaders hailed her ultimate conversion on the issue and her ensuing struggles to promote life.

Washington D.C., Feb 20, 2017 / 04:03 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The United States government has the opportunity to overcome political divisions and respond effectively to climate change, the nation's bishops have said in a letter to the Secretary of State.

Washington D.C., Feb 19, 2017 / 06:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Domestic violence is a hidden epidemic that many clergy and laypersons are not properly trained to fight, says one priest who runs the country's largest parish-based ministry to counter the problem.

Washington D.C., Feb 19, 2017 / 05:03 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A Washington florist fined for not serving a same-sex wedding out of conscience says the state's supreme court "violated" her freedoms by ruling against her on Thursday.

Washington D.C., Feb 18, 2017 / 06:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The archbishop emeritus of Hong Kong expressed serious concerns about a possible agreement between the Vatican and China on the appointing of bishops.

Richmond, Va., Feb 18, 2017 / 05:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Virginia could become the third state to officially recognize the harmful effects of pornography.

Stockton, Calif., Feb 17, 2017 / 07:12 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis on Friday sent a message of encouragement to the hundreds of religious and community leaders participating in a meeting of popular movements being held this week in California.

Washington D.C., Feb 17, 2017 / 04:38 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The theologian, philosopher and Catholic commentator Michael Novak died Friday, drawing remembrances for his insights and influence on religion in public life.

Seattle, Wash., Feb 16, 2017 / 05:35 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A Washington state florist must pay fines and legal costs for conscientiously objecting to serving a same-sex wedding, as the state's supreme court upheld a lower court's decision on Thursday.

Washington D.C., Feb 16, 2017 / 05:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The House voted Thursday to allow states to choose not to fund Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers with federal dollars, repealing an Obama administration rule from December.

Denver, Colo., Feb 16, 2017 / 04:14 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- New claims that messages from alleged visionary Charlie Johnston have been approved by the Church are false, the Archdiocese of Denver clarified on Wednesday.

Brownsville, Texas, Feb 16, 2017 / 04:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Along the U.S.-Mexico border, Catholic bishops of both countries stressed the right of people to migrate and the need for the Church to welcome them.

Washington D.C., Feb 16, 2017 / 12:44 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- One member of Congress is hoping for a "serious policy review" by the Trump administration of the United States' relationship with Ethiopia, citing human rights abuses by the government there.

Vatican City, Feb 21, 2017 / 10:30 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Tuesday Pope Francis said that it is our duty to defend the dignity of migrants, particularly by enacting just laws that offer protection to those forced to flee from dangerous or inhumane situations.

Vatican City, Feb 21, 2017 / 07:58 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The Vatican and one of Islam's most renowned schools of Sunni thought are joining forces to discuss how they can work together in combating religious extremism that uses God's name to justify violence.

Vatican City, Feb 19, 2017 / 03:21 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The path to holiness and sainthood, Pope Francis said, requires imitating Christ by loving our enemies and praying for those who wrong us even when it is difficult.

Vatican City, Feb 19, 2017 / 07:09 am (EWTN News/CNA).- After leading the Angelus Sunday, Pope Francis prayed for all those affected by violence and war around the world, particularly the victims of recent terrorist attacks in Pakistan and Iraq, asking pilgrims to offer a moment of silence before leading them in praying the 'Hail Mary.'

Vatican City, Feb 18, 2017 / 01:52 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Christian mission today means facing new challenges with simplicity, holiness, and openness to God, Pope Francis told an audience with the Marian Fathers on Saturday.

Vatican City, Feb 17, 2017 / 06:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Nur Essa, a Muslim Syrian woman whose family was brought to Rome from Lesbos by Pope Francis last April, said that the openness he has shown to those of different faiths has deeply impressed her.

Vatican City, Feb 17, 2017 / 10:20 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Friday Pope Francis paid a visit to Rome's "Roma Tre" university, stressing to students the importance of dialogue, listening and integration in putting an end to the fear that can at times be generated in the face of welcoming new migrants. 

Vatican City, Feb 17, 2017 / 03:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis received a delegation from the Special Olympics on Thursday, reflecting on the power of the event to spread joy and hope.

Vatican City, Feb 16, 2017 / 06:33 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis warned in his homily Thursday that envy, greed, and hate in the heart will breed war, violence, and murder in the world.  

Vatican City, Feb 16, 2017 / 05:47 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Vatican has sent Cardinal Raymond Burke to Guam to act as presiding judge at the trial of Archbishop Anthony Apuron, who was removed from office in June 2016 following allegations of child sex abuse.

Vatican City, Feb 15, 2017 / 10:01 am (EWTN News).- Pope Francis and his Council of Cardinals met for the 18th time this week to continue discussion on reforming the Roman Curia, focusing on how new bishops are chosen and the streamlining of several offices, including the Vatican tribunals.

Vatican City, Feb 15, 2017 / 06:59 am (EWTN News/CNA).- As children we are taught that bragging is bad, especially when we do it to people who have less than us, however, for Pope Francis, there is one thing we should never hesitate to flaunt to whoever we meet: our hope in Christ.

Vatican City, Feb 15, 2017 / 02:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Hopes are on the rise for an agreement between the Vatican and China on the appointment of bishops, with Cardinal John Tong Hon, Archbishop of Hong Kong again making the case for a possible proposal.

Vatican City, Feb 14, 2017 / 07:20 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The head of the Vatican office charged with interpreting Church law has said that divorced-and-remarried persons who want to change their situation but cannot, may be admitted to Communion without living in continence.

Vatican City, Feb 14, 2017 / 01:16 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis said Tuesday that the Word of God isn't something that can be explained to people as a mere recommendation, or merely a good idea, but that it requires courage, prayer and humility to preach with honesty – and this is the only way it will have an impact.