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Richmond, Va., Apr 22, 2017 / 04:13 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Catholic bishops of Virginia welcomed a decision by the governor to commute a prisoner's death sentence on the grounds that false information was presented during his sentencing.
Posted: April 22, 2017, 9:13 am
Jefferson City, Mo., Apr 21, 2017 / 09:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Stronger medical standards for abortion clinics were thrown out in Missouri by a federal judge who cited a Supreme Court decision on a similar law in Texas.
Posted: April 21, 2017, 2:04 pm
Chicago, Ill., Apr 21, 2017 / 07:13 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A promise from the governor of Illinois to veto an abortion funding bill drew the gratitude of Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago, who called it a "principled stand."
Posted: April 21, 2017, 12:13 pm
Chicago, Ill., Apr 20, 2017 / 12:24 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis on April 20 appointed Bishop Venedykt (Valery) Aleksiychuk as Bishop of the Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Eparchy of Chicago.
Posted: April 20, 2017, 5:24 pm
Nashville, Tenn., Apr 20, 2017 / 02:44 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The state of Tennessee has agreed to stop enforcing two abortion restrictions which are similar to those in Texas that were struck down by the Supreme Court last year.
Posted: April 20, 2017, 7:44 am
Chicago, Ill., Apr 19, 2017 / 09:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The first conference of the Society of Catholic Scientists will focus on beginnings: the origin of consciousness, the origin of human language, the origin of the cosmos, and the origin of living things.
Posted: April 19, 2017, 2:02 pm
Washington D.C., Apr 19, 2017 / 04:24 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- One hundred and seventy-nine years ago, two Jesuit priests sold 272 persons at a slave auction. Their families were torn apart: many of them were shipped over a thousand miles to Louisiana, and many more were barred from practicing their Catholic faith by new slave masters.
Posted: April 19, 2017, 9:24 am
Washington D.C., Apr 19, 2017 / 03:42 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments about whether a state benefit program could exclude churches because of their religious status.
Posted: April 19, 2017, 8:42 am
Washington D.C., Apr 18, 2017 / 07:37 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A group of women and children from Central America who have been prioritized for deportation lost a legal battle Monday, when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear their appeal of a lower court's ruling that prevented a federal judge from reviewing their expedited deportation orders.
Posted: April 18, 2017, 12:37 pm
Fresno, Calif., Apr 18, 2017 / 04:53 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A 39-year-old man is in custody following a shooting spree that left three people dead in Fresno, California on Tuesday, including one person who was killed in the parking lot of a Catholic Charities building.
Posted: April 18, 2017, 9:53 am
Little Rock, Ark., Apr 18, 2017 / 04:24 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Catholics in Arkansas and around the country continue to pray for death row inmates in the state, after courts on Monday blocked two executions in an eight inmate, 10 day flurry of executions planned by the governor.
Posted: April 18, 2017, 9:24 am
Washington D.C., Apr 18, 2017 / 04:18 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Chocolate bunnies and marshmallow Peeps have graced the shelves of U.S. stores for weeks in anticipation of Easter, but now that the actual Easter Season has begun, how should Catholics observe it?
Posted: April 18, 2017, 9:18 am
Cleveland, Ohio, Apr 18, 2017 / 03:59 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Mourning family members of a Cleveland man whose murder on Easter Sunday was posted online in a Facebook video said that despite their grief, they forgive their father's killer.
Posted: April 18, 2017, 8:59 am
Washington D.C., Apr 17, 2017 / 09:31 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Easter is a joyous reminder that Jesus' Resurrection overcomes fear and doubt, the U.S. bishops said in their 2017 Easter message.
Posted: April 17, 2017, 2:31 pm
St. Louis, Mo., Apr 17, 2017 / 05:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Missouri has announced that it will start allowing religious groups to be eligible for certain state grants, although the decision may not affect a religious freedom case before the U.S. Supreme Court this week.
Posted: April 17, 2017, 10:01 am