• Bishop denies Communion to pro-abortion senator

    Thomas Paprocki, the Bishop of Springfield in Illinois, has barred Senator Richard Durbin from receiving Holy Communion. The decision comes over a month after the United States Senate failed to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would have banned abortion after 20 weeks.... Read more
  • Expert says Vatican’s proposed deal with China is “limp”

    ROME - For seventy years, the Vatican and China have had no formal diplomatic relations, Catholicism remains under pressure in the country, and a share of the twelve million Catholics living there profess their faith clandestinely. Recently, credible rumors of a deal with China have been... Read more
  • Praise of China’s Adherence to Catholic Social Doctrine Flies in the Face of Facts

    “Right now, those who are best implementing the social doctrine of the Church are the Chinese,” stated Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, the chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. He had just returned from a trip to China. In an interview published in the Feb. 2 Spanish edition... Read more
  • North Carolina Rapped for Forced Resignation of Christian Magistrate

    A federal judge ruled that North Carolina wrongfully forced a magistrate to resign over her religious beliefs. Gayle Myrick left her position as a magistrate because of her religious objections to performing gay marriages. In the wake of the Obergefell decision that struck down such... Read more
  • Trump at prayer breakfast: ‘Faith is central to American life and to liberty.’

    Washington D.C., Feb 8, 2018 / 10:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- President Donald Trump lauded the importance of faith in American life as a foundation for freedom in his speech at the 66th annual National Prayer Breakfast this morning. “Faith is central to American life and to liberty,” Trump... Read more
  • The Primal Scream of Identity Politics

    Just when it seemed as if the election of Donald Trump had rendered his supporters incoherent with triumphalism and his detractors incoherent with rage — thereby dumbing-down political conversation for a long time to come — something different and more interesting happened.  A genuine... Read more
  • Critics Admit Mexico City Policy is Effective

    WASHINGTON, D.C. February 2 (C-Fam) Some of President Donald J. Trump’s harshest critics admit that his reinstatement and expansion of the pro-life Mexico City Policy has been highly effective in advancing the United States’ moral influence to curb the international abortion lobby. The... Read more
  • ‘One Team, One People and One American Family’

    On Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union Address to a highly polarized joint session of the U.S. Congress and a politically divided American people. One year ago, the president spoke to Congress after his inauguration, but this was his first official... Read more
  • Sam Brownback Finally Confirmed as America’s Religious Freedom Ambassador

    The US Senate finally confirmed Sam Brownback as America’s next ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom Wednesday evening, six months after President Donald Trump tapped the Kansas Republican for the job. The chamber voted 50–49—calling on Vice President Mike Pence to... Read more
  • What’s at stake when Francis and Erdogan sit down to talk Turkey

    ROME - While there are many things to marvel over about Pope Francis, one clearly has to be his ability to multi-task. At the moment he’s in Chile, trying, among other aims, to repair the damage from clerical sexual abuse scandals in that Latin American country, but he still managed on Tuesday... Read more