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The need for a Catholic ministry to transgendered persons

Washington D.C., Jun 5, 2017 / 03:12 am (CNA).- Walt Heyer remembers the moment when he started desiring to be a girl. When he was just 4 years old, Heyer’s grandmother would crossdress him while she was babysitting. She loved seeing Heyer in dresses, and even made […]

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US bishop says Trump budget at odds with Catholic, American ideals

Louisville, Ky., May 26, 2017 / 05:22 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The former head of the US bishops decried President Trump's budget plan, claiming its cuts to social services conflict with both the Catholic faith and American principles. “Whether through Social Security, Medicaid, food stamps or foreign aid, […]

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Man in custody after Calif. shooting near Catholic Charities

Fresno, Calif., Apr 18, 2017 / 04:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A 39-year-old man is in custody following a shooting spree that left three people dead in Fresno, California on Tuesday, including one person who was killed in the parking lot of a Catholic Charities building. The suspect, […]

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Pope Francis says Catholic shrines are a key place for evangelization

Vatican City, Apr 2, 2017 / 01:24 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Saturday, Pope Francis moved the responsibility for Catholic shrines to be under the Congregation for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, stating that shrines, as sacred places, are especially suitable to conversion and the strengthening of […]

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Catholic bishops see trouble in Trump-backed LGBT executive order

Washington D.C., Feb 1, 2017 / 04:16 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. bishops are concerned by the Trump administration’s decision to maintain a “troubling” Obama-era executive order that could demand federal contractors violate their religious beliefs on marriage and gender ideology. “In seeking to remedy instances of […]

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Who you gonna call (on murky moral issues)? Catholic bioethicists

Philadelphia, Pa., Jan 1, 2017 / 12:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- What would you do if you're a young medical student who was told that you must participate in abortion in order to get your degree?  Or if you and your family have to make the decision about […]

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How the Catholic Church could help the crisis in the DRC

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dec 6, 2016 / 04:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In late September, Pope Francis met with the controversial president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Joseph Kabila. But instead of greeting him in the same room where he usually meets other visiting […]

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What do you say to a homeless person? Advice from Catholic urban missionaries

Denver, Colo., Nov 24, 2016 / 03:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- It’s a common sight at a city intersection. A man or a woman holds a cardboard sign: “Homeless, Hungry. Please Give. Anything Helps.” Most motorists, stopped at the light and eager to move on, just ignore the […]

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MIT to host first ‘Gold Mass’ for Catholic scientists

Boston, Mass., Nov 12, 2016 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Society of Catholic Scientists will hold its first ever Gold Mass on Nov. 15, the feast day of St. Albert the Great, patron saint of scientists.   The Mass will be held at the Massachusetts Institute […]

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In Canada, assisted suicide could also kill Catholic healthcare

Vancouver, Canada, Nov 8, 2016 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Only months after the Canadian Parliament approved legal assisted suicide, Catholic hospitals, palliative care centers and individual doctors have been put on the defensive amid calls to require them to help patients kill themselves. Five doctors have […]

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