• Church caught in the middle as Nicaragua wrestles with past, present

    MANAGUA, Nicaragua - Arriving by air in Managua, the capital city of Nicaragua, with the plane coming down over a green lagoon in the crater of the volcano of Apoyeque, one can’t shake the feeling that the country is trapped between what it is and what it should have been. Through the... Read more
  • What Will the US Bishops and the Pope Do Next to Combat Abuse Crisis?

    WASHINGTON — Bishop Frank Rodimer and Father Peter Osinski were friends. Father Osinski was a priest in the Diocese of Camden, New Jersey. Bishop Rodimer was bishop of Paterson, a nearby diocese, from 1978 until 2004. For years the men rented a beach house together each summer on New... Read more
  • Francis praises witness of Pakistani Catholic killed in 2011

      Vatican City, Nov 30, 2018 / 06:59 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Servant of God Shahbaz Bhatti, a Catholic politician from Pakistan who was killed in 2011, is a witness of how to act with love in the face of hatred, Pope Francis said Friday. Speaking to a Pakistani association named for... Read more
  • EWTN wins lawsuit over HHS contraception mandate

      The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th circuit issued an order Thursday vacating a 2014 District Court decision against the Eternal Word Television Network in its lawsuit against the so-called contraceptive mandate issued by the Department of Health and Human Services. The order... Read more
  • 3 years after aborted fetus found in trunk, remains buried in Green Oak Township

    A funeral for what pro-life activists say was a seven-week-old aborted baby they named Michael-Gabrielle was held on Saturday in Green Oak Township. Monica Miller, director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, a national anti-abortion organization locally based in South Lyon, estimated that... Read more
  • District attorney searches Houston archdiocese

    Houston, Texas, Nov 28, 2018 / 10:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Investigators have executed a search warrant on the chancery offices of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. A search warrant obtained by the district attorney’s office for Montgomery County was served Wednesday morning by officers... Read more
  • Claim of creating genetically-edited babies prompts ethics dispute

    Washington D.C., Nov 27, 2018 / 03:23 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Chinese scientist says he has created the first genetically edited babies, a claim that has led members of the scientific community to raise serious ethical concerns. Chinese researcher He Jiankui claims that he altered embryos for... Read more
  • Bishop Morlino Was Truly a Churchman of His Time

    The death of Bishop Robert Morlino will be noted far beyond the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin. The late prelate’s outspoken orthodoxy and support for traditional liturgy will ensure that. Yet his life is of interest beyond his diocese and his admirers. It tracked in an unusual way the... Read more
  • Mom Dresses Six-Year-Old Son As Girl, Threatens Dad With Losing His Son For Disagreeing

    Six-year-old James is caught in a gender identity nightmare. Under his mom’s care in Dallas, Texas, James obediently lives as a trans girl named “Luna.” But given the choice when he’s with dad, he’s all boy — his sex at birth. In their divorce proceedings, the mother has charged... Read more
  • New report says Islamic extremism spreading with defeat of IS in Mideast

    LONDON - The threat to religious freedom from Muslim fundamentalists is rapidly becoming a global phenomenon following the military defeat of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, said a new report. Islamist extremists have increased violence in Europe, Africa and Southeast Asia corresponding to... Read more