• In Reversal, Notre Dame Now Says Employees Will Still Get Free Contraceptives

    Only a week earlier, the university had announced it would end contraceptive coverage Jan. 1. Joan Frawley Desmond SOUTH BEND, Ind. — In an unexpected policy reversal, the University of Notre Dame has said that it will continue to provide free contraceptive services to its faculty and... Read more
  • FEMA rethinking ban on disaster aid to church buildings

    When disaster strikes, houses of worship are often on the front lines, feeding and sheltering victims. Yet churches, synagogues and mosques are routinely denied aid by the Federal Emergency Management Agency when it comes time to repair or rebuild their damaged sanctuaries. Pressure is... Read more
  • Pro-lifers laud US Senate’s confirmation of judicial nominee

    Washington D.C., Nov 1, 2017 / 11:53 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic and pro-life groups are welcoming the Senate's confirmation on Tuesday of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. Barrett had faced hostile questions about her Catholic faith during her confirmation... Read more
  • Contract Pregnancies Exposed: Surrogacy Contracts Don’t Protect Surrogate Mothers and Their Children

    The current debate over surrogacy in the United States has two main positions. One side argues we should allow the practice with regulations. The other side argues it should be prohibited altogether. All parties in the debate generally acknowledge that there can be abuses and exploitation, and... Read more
  • Democrats are the real abortion extremists

    What would America’s abortion policy be if the number of months in the gestation of a human infant were a prime number — say, seven or eleven? This thought experiment is germane to why the abortion issue has been politically toxic, and points to a path toward a less bitter debate. The House... Read more
  • Vetoed bill on reproductive health called ‘massive overreach by NARAL’

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CNS) -- Religious freedom advocates and pro-life leaders praised California Gov. Jerry Brown for vetoing a bill called the Reproductive Health Nondiscrimination Act that targeted religious employers and their faith-based codes of conduct for employees. Assembly Bill 569... Read more
  • EXPOSED: ABC and NBC Portray Liberal Activists as Average Americans to Slam President Trump on Obamacare

    On Friday night and Saturday morning, ABC and NBC turned to supposedly ordinary Americans to attack President Trump’s decision to end the unlawful ObamaCare subsidies. Turns out, those so-called individuals were anything but ordinary and instead covert liberal activists who agreed with the... Read more
  • Department of Justice announces settlement in HHS mandate suits

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A week after issuing new religious freedom guidelinesto all administrative agencies in the federal government, the U.S. Department of Justice has settled with more than 70 plaintiffs who had challenged the controversial HHS contraceptive mandate. The Oct. 13 agreement was... Read more
  • HHS Drafting Strategic Plan: Life Begins at Conception, Ends at Natural Death

    In a startling breakthrough not seen even in the last Bush administration, the Department of Health and Human Services now says that life begins at conception. The claim appears fives time in the draft of its “Strategic Plan FY 2018 – 2022.” The Obama administration’s last version of... Read more
  • Breaking: Trump administration announces broad exemptions for HHS mandate

    Washington D.C., Oct 6, 2017 / 09:21 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Trump administration announced broad new exemptions to the HHS contraceptive mandate on Friday, giving relief to religious non-profits and others with deeply held religious or moral convictions regarding contraception. A senior HHS... Read more