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Detroit, Mich., Jun 23, 2017 / 04:26 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A district court judge on Thursday halted the deportation of more than 100 Iraqis, including many Chaldean Christians, who were recently picked up by immigration officers and detained.

Washington D.C., Jun 23, 2017 / 12:10 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The U.S. bishops' conference has warned that the proposed Senate health care bill will put serious burdens on poor families and is "unacceptable as written."

Reno, Nev., Jun 23, 2017 / 07:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Dr. T. Brian Callister chose to become a physician for the reason many choose to go into the medical field – to make a difference in people's lives.

San Francisco, Calif., Jun 22, 2017 / 05:43 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A California court on Wednesday dismissed 14 of 15 criminal charges against an undercover journalist behind the video exposé of Planned Parenthood's role in the fetal tissue trade.

Mountain View, Calif., Jun 22, 2017 / 06:52 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A pro-life activist walks into Google's headquarters and delivers a speech so compelling that within 24 hours, the online video of it surpassed a similar speech given by the head of Planned Parenthood.

Washington D.C., Jun 22, 2017 / 01:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- With the justice system rife with abuse, there is still much work to be done to call the faithful to minister to prisoners, victims, and their families, Christian leaders maintained on Tuesday.

Washington D.C., Jun 21, 2017 / 10:08 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The U.S. bishops have launched a website and video to mark the beginning of this year's Fortnight for Freedom, focusing on religious freedom issues both at home and abroad.

Atlanta, Ga., Jun 21, 2017 / 05:33 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Abortion rights groups invested heavily and lost in Tuesday night's runoff special election for a Georgia House seat, and pro-lifers maintain the outcome proves the futility of the pro-abortion agenda.

Phoenix, Ariz., Jun 21, 2017 / 01:08 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In recognition of their promotion of religious freedom, the founder of Alliance Defending Freedom and his wife will be inducted next week into the Order of St. Gregory the Great.

Newark, N.J., Jun 20, 2017 / 07:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Last month Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark welcomed a pilgrimage of self-identified LGBT pilgrims, with an archdiocesan spokesman saying it should be seen in the context of welcoming everyone, not as archdiocese sponsorship of the event.

Washington D.C., Jun 20, 2017 / 04:09 am (EWTN News/CNA).- President Donald Trump's changes to U.S. policy on Cuba will end up weakening human rights in the island country, the United States bishops have said.

Portland, Ore., Jun 20, 2017 / 01:06 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Starting next month, Oregon will be the first state to offer a non-binary option on forms of DMV identification for residents who do not identify as male or female.

Washington D.C., Jun 19, 2017 / 04:26 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a defendant has a right to a mental health uation independent of the prosecution, which could have wide-ranging implications for the justice system.

Los Angeles, Calif., Jun 19, 2017 / 04:12 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles stressed the importance of unity at a Mass recognizing immigrants, as the archdiocese launched a new website with information and resources on the subject of immigration.

Washington D.C., Jun 19, 2017 / 03:59 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- As a new administration takes form, human rights advocates have showed concern over a possible de-emphasis on human rights and religious freedom in U.S. foreign policy.

Vatican City, Jun 23, 2017 / 03:42 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis offered encouragement Friday to members of Serra International, which promotes religious vocations, urging them to persevere in their "beautiful vocation of being laity who are friends to priests" and to "(k)eep moving forward!"

Vatican City, Jun 22, 2017 / 08:33 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Thursday Pope Francis met with King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, discussing issues surrounding migration, poverty and the protection of the environment.

Vatican City, Jun 21, 2017 / 02:08 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis addressed members of the National Football League Hall of Fame on Wednesday, encouraging them to promote the values of sportsmen not only on the field but also within their communities.

Vatican City, Jun 21, 2017 / 12:34 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- After the Vatican stated last month the postponement of Pope Francis' proposed trip to South Sudan, they announced Wednesday that the Pope will instead send aid to the people suffering from worsening conditions.

Vatican City, Jun 21, 2017 / 07:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Common veneration of relics is one of the tools Pope Francis is using to foster ecumenical relations with the Eastern Orthodox Churches.

Vatican City, Jun 21, 2017 / 06:27 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Wednesday, Pope Francis said the saints show us that despite what we might think, holiness is possible for everyone, and we should call on them for help in living out our vocations.

Vatican City, Jun 20, 2017 / 01:37 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- In an unexpected move in the Holy See's ongoing financial reform, the Vatican announced on Tuesday the resignation of Libero Milone, General Auditor of the Holy See, effective immediately.  

Barbiana, Italy, Jun 20, 2017 / 06:55 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Tuesday Pope Francis made a pilgrimage to the graves of two 20th century Italian priests, reflecting on charity and education, and calling on adults to form their consciences well, so that they may teach young people to do the same.

Vatican City, Jun 18, 2017 / 06:24 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Sunday, following the Angelus, Pope Francis asked pilgrims in St. Peter's Square to pause for a silent moment of prayer for all those affected by forest fires still raging in central Portugal.

Vatican City, Jun 17, 2017 / 10:22 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis on Friday recognized the heroic virtue of six persons on the path to canonization, as well as the martyrdom of an Italian man who died from injuries of a beating he received while imprisoned in a concentration camp for resisting fascism.

Vatican City, Jun 17, 2017 / 06:59 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Saturday, Pope Francis and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met at the Vatican, agreeing on the need to dedicate special attention to the responsibility of the international community in addressing issues of poverty and hunger.

Vatican City, Jun 17, 2017 / 05:05 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Saturday Pope Francis expressed his sorrow for the victims of a devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in London, offering his condolences for the families of those who have died.

Vatican City, Jun 16, 2017 / 06:19 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- As rumors abound concerning a Vatican commission to reinterpret Humanae vitae in light of Amoris laetitia, the controversial president of the Pontifical Academy for Life has rejected these rumors.

Vatican City, Jun 16, 2017 / 10:32 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Friday, the Vatican announced Pope Francis' pick of human rights expert Fr. Bruno-Marie Duffé for secretary of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development, making him the final piece of the leadership puzzle for the new department.

Vatican City, Jun 15, 2017 / 12:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis, in a foreword to a work by Cardinal Peter Turkson, has said corruption infects the world like a cancer, and the Church must combat it by working together with society, infusing it with mercy.