• In Syria, everyone fights their own war

    The latest chapter has only recently started. The Russian military and Syria State TV said two Israeli war planes carried out strikes on a Syrian airbase at the end of last week, a few hours after reports of a chemical attack in Douma, the last rebel-held enclave in eastern Ghouta, near the... Read more
  • Barbara’s 1990 Wellesley Address Is A Lesson In The Lost American Art Of Conversation

    In 1990, First Lady Barbara Bush was invited to Wellesley College to give the commencement address. She was not the student body’s first choice. That honor had gone to Alice Walker, the author of “The Color Purple.” Walker declined the invitation, but Bush was the runner-up on a... Read more
  • Paul Ryan announces retirement from Congress

    Washington D.C., Apr 11, 2018 / 09:48 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) will not run for reelection this November, he announced on Wednesday. Ryan’s departure confirms rumors that began swirling in mid-December 2017. He will retire in January, at the conclusion of his... Read more
  • Africans stand for life in UN battles over reproductive health

    Washington D.C., Apr 9, 2018 / 04:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- African Catholics remained concerned about a push from Western leaders to promote abortion and contraception in Africa in the name of economic development, especially as the United Nations Commission on Population and Development began... Read more
  • Report: Abortion Providers Reaped Billion-Dollar Tax Windfall 2013-2015

    WASHINGTON — Three major abortion providers received more than $1.5 billion in taxpayer funds over a three-year period, with a significant portion of the funds going to Planned Parenthood affiliates under legal scrutiny for allegedly selling fetal tissue and other violations. The Government... Read more
  • China’s Dictator Cracks Down, Threatens the West

    [caption id="attachment_91287" align="aligncenter" width="640"] The flag of China.[/caption] Unsettling news has emerged from China. The country’s leader, Xi Jinping, changed China’s constitution. This will firm up his hold on near absolute power. It lets him stay in office for life. The... Read more
  • Bishop Paprocki discusses background, decision regarding Sen. Durbin

    Bishop Thomas Paprocki, 65, is bishop of the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois.  He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Chicago in 1978, and became Springfield’s bishop in 2010. On February 13, echoing a statement issued by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee... Read more
  • Cardinal Zen calls China deal ‘suicide,’ blames papal advisors

    Vatican City, Feb 28, 2018 / 09:56 am (CNA).- In a recent blog post Cardinal Joseph Zen has issued another harsh critique of the rumored Vatican-China deal on the appointment of bishops, calling it an act of “suicide” and a “shameless surrender” to the communist government. However,... Read more
  • Sex trafficking, elderly suicide, and the legacy of China’s one child policy

    Washington D.C., Feb 25, 2018 / 04:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Although China expanded its former one child policy to a limit of two children per family in 2015, decades of government-enforced population control have left China with significant gender and age imbalances that have far reaching... Read more
  • 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