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Aiming for pastoral presence in Philadelphia, Perez says he learned from Chaput - Thu, 23 Jan 2020 13:35:00 -0700 - hiladelphia, Pa., Jan 23, 2020 / 01:35 pm (CNA).- The next Archbishop of Philadelphia said Thursday that he is glad for a homecoming to his native archdiocese, that he is inspired by the example of hi ...

School choice law rooted in anti-Catholicism, Supreme Court hears - Thu, 23 Jan 2020 08:30:00 -0700 - ashington D.C., Jan 23, 2020 / 08:30 am (CNA).- The Supreme Court considered arguments on Wednesday on whether a state bar on public funding for religious groups is discriminatory, or protects them fr ...

Cleveland's Bishop Nelson Perez to lead Philadelphia archdiocese - Thu, 23 Jan 2020 04:25:00 -0700 - hiladelphia, Pa., Jan 23, 2020 / 04:25 am (CNA).- Bishop Nelson Perez of Cleveland was appointed Archbishop of Philadelphia Thursday, returning to the local Church of his priestly ordination. He succ ...

Minnesota abuse survivors to speak at 'restorative justice' conference - Wed, 22 Jan 2020 21:05:00 -0700 - t. Paul, Minn., Jan 22, 2020 / 09:05 pm (CNA).- The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is set to open a conference for survivors of clerical sexual abuse on Thursday, with the goal of bringing he ...

Survey finds significant 'pro-choice' support for abortion regulations - Wed, 22 Jan 2020 18:01:00 -0700 - ashington D.C., Jan 22, 2020 / 06:01 pm (CNA).- Americans favor returning abortion restrictions to the states, favor a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, and are favorable to voting for pol ...

President Donald Trump to attend March for Life on Friday¬† - Wed, 22 Jan 2020 16:53:00 -0700 - ashington D.C., Jan 22, 2020 / 04:53 pm (CNA).- U.S. President Donald Trump will address the national March for Life in person on Friday, making him the first president in the event’s 47-year hi ...

US bishops speak up on school choice as Supreme Court hears case - Wed, 22 Jan 2020 16:05:00 -0700 - ashington D.C., Jan 22, 2020 / 04:05 pm (CNA).- States should not deny tax credit programs to families who choose religious private schools, said members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops as ...

Archbishop Chaput asks Pakistani PM to follow through on religious liberty - Wed, 22 Jan 2020 16:01:00 -0700 - hiladelphia, Pa., Jan 22, 2020 / 04:01 pm (CNA).- On behalf of Philadelphia’s Pakistani Catholic community, Archbishop Charles Chaput encouraged the Pakistani prime minister Tuesday to shape a c ...

On 'Roe' anniversary, bishops announce parish initiative to help pregnant women   - Wed, 22 Jan 2020 15:06:00 -0700 - ashington D.C., Jan 22, 2020 / 03:06 pm (CNA).- While lamenting the anniversaries of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decisions that mandate legal abortion nationwide, the U.S. bishops announced the launch ...

Virginia parish to hold holy hour against planned black mass - Wed, 22 Jan 2020 15:00:00 -0700 - ichmond, Va., Jan 22, 2020 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- A parish in Chesapeake, Virginia will host a Holy Hour of Reparation on Saturday to spiritually combat a scheduled black mass to be held at a bar in nearb ...

DOJ files brief in support of Ohio Down syndrome abortion ban - Wed, 22 Jan 2020 10:00:00 -0700 - ashington D.C., Jan 22, 2020 / 10:00 am (CNA).- The Department of Justice is officially supporting Ohio’s Down syndrome abortion ban before a federal circuit court. In a friend-of-the-court bri ...

Supreme Court will not fast track new ACA appeal - Wed, 22 Jan 2020 09:00:00 -0700 - ashington D.C., Jan 22, 2020 / 09:00 am (CNA).- The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to fast-track hearing a new appeal of the Affordable Care Act. The decision comes after the act’s individual ...

Pro-life group announces $52 million war chest for 2020 election - Wed, 22 Jan 2020 07:05:00 -0700 - ashington D.C., Jan 22, 2020 / 07:05 am (CNA).- A pro-life political group has announced its plans to support President Donald Trump and pro-life senatorial candidates in their 2020 election campaigns ...

Trump administration considers travel bans on up to seven more countries - Tue, 21 Jan 2020 19:01:00 -0700 - ashington D.C., Jan 21, 2020 / 07:01 pm (CNA).- More travel bans and restrictions could be coming from the Trump administration, with up to seven countries targeted. Citizens of Belarus, Burma, Eritr ...

Opposition to death penalty growing among Republicans, activists say - Tue, 21 Jan 2020 18:00:00 -0700 - ashington D.C., Jan 21, 2020 / 06:00 pm (CNA).- The number of Republican state lawmakers opposed to capital punishment is growing, a conservative group claims, as anti-death penalty activists look for ...

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