Houston, Texas, May 21, 2013 / 12:02 am ( CNA ).- A Houston doctor is under investigation on charges that he performed illegal late-term abortions after former employees alleged that several babies were born alive and then killed in gruesome ways. Deborah Edge, a former assistant to Dr
Washington D.C., May 20, 2013 / 05:05 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Secretary of State John Kerry released on May 20 the annual International Religious Freedom Report for 2012, which documents violence and persecution towards global religious minorities. “Whether it be a single deity, or multiple deities, or no deities at all, freedom to believe – including the freedom not to believe – is a universal human right,” the reports said of the freedom of religion. “The search for this freedom led the Pilgrims to flee Europe for America’s shores centuries ago, and is enshrined in our own Constitution.
Washington D.C., May 17, 2013 / 05:03 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The National Organization for Marriage is filing a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service, after its confidential tax return was leaked from the agency to the group's chief political opposition. “In March 2012 Human Rights Campaign posted a copy of our confidential tax return on its website…and we know for a fact that the source for this was within the IRS,” National Organization for Marriage chairman John Eastman told CNA May 17
New York City, N.Y., May 16, 2013 / 05:18 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- A Catholic professor says that an IRS audit that may have been politically motivated made her much less likely to criticize President Barack Obama in her writings.
Kansas City, Mo., May 16, 2013 / 04:38 pm ( CNA ).- A Missouri judge has dropped a charge that Bishop Robert Finn and the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph aided and abetted a priest who possessed child pornography, though another charge remains and the diocese has settled a $600,000 lawsuit in the case. U.S.
Washington D.C., May 15, 2013 / 05:04 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- A bipartisan coalition of Congress members has sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, calling for government action to protect the family members of Chinese pro-life leader Chen Guangcheng
Boston, Mass., May 15, 2013 / 02:02 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley called the successful production of embryonic stem cells by cloning human embryos an “abuse” which ignores the dignity and value of the human person.
St. Paul, Minn., May 14, 2013 / 05:04 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The state of Minnesota has redefined marriage to include same-sex couples despite concerns over social wellbeing and religious liberty raised by Catholics and other faith leaders. A statement from the Minnesota Catholic Conference said that the bill’s passage, “though expected, is no less disappointing.” “The full social and legal effects of marriage redefinition will begin to manifest themselves in the years ahead,” the conference cautioned.
Philadelphia, Pa., May 14, 2013 / 03:41 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Following his conviction for the murder of three babies born alive, abortionist Kermit Gosnell was sentenced Tuesday to two life sentences without parole for two of those murder charges.
Washington D.C., May 14, 2013 / 01:56 pm ( CNA ).- Prominent U.S. priest Father Thomas Williams has asked Pope Francis to dispense him from his priestly obligations in order to care for the child he fathered and the child's mother. Fr.
Philadelphia, Pa., May 13, 2013 / 02:24 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell on Monday was convicted on three of the four first degree murder charges for killing babies who had been born alive. Gosnell, 72, could face the death penalty for the murder charges. The jury will hear arguments for and against a death sentence a week from Tuesday
Philadelphia, Pa., May 13, 2013 / 11:13 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The jury considering the case of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell has said it is deadlocked on two of the more than 250 charges against the doctor accused of killing a patient and several babies born alive.