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By CNA Staff Hong Kong, China, May 11, 2022 / 10:08 am Cardinal Joseph Zen has been released on bail hours after he was arrested by the authorities in Hong Kong, according to media reports. The reports emerged shortly after the Vatican said that it was concerned to hear of the 90-year-old cardinal’s …

by Katie Yoder Washington D.C., Mar 23, 2022 / 14:26 pm Senators are continuing to press Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson on the abortion issue during her confirmation hearings with questions such as, “When does life begin, in your opinion?” Republican Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana asked Jackson — …

by Katie Yoder Washington D.C., Mar 3, 2022 / 16:02 pm The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) submitted an amicus brief Wednesday in support of Joseph Kennedy, a Christian who lost his job as a high school football coach for refusing to stop praying at the 50-yard line …

by Katie Yoder Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jan 13, 2022 / 14:24 pm Saying it “stands firmly” in support of legalized abortion, a Washington, D.C. restaurant has canceled a pro-life group’s booking for its annual “March for Life Breakfast.” The group, Democrats for Life of America, scheduled the event at the …

by Kevin J. Jones Denver Newsroom, Nov 18, 2021 / 20:05 pm A Christian florist who was sued after declining to create flower arrangements for a same-sex wedding ceremony and subsequently spent eight years in court will pay a small settlement and retire, rather than seek another U.S. Supreme Court …

by Kevin J. Jones Washington D.C., Nov 1, 2021 / 15:56 pm Foes of mandatory coverage of abortion in New York State insurance law will have another hearing after the U.S. Supreme Court ordered a New York state court to reconsider their decision. The law’s narrow religious exemption wrongly disqualifies …

by Alejandro Bermudez, Shannon Mullen, Matt Hadro Denver Newsroom, Aug 25, 2021 / 14:56 pm With time running out to rescue civilians fleeing the Taliban, Afghan Christians and others whose names appear on U.S. government lists of qualified evacuees are being turned away at the airport in Kabul, representatives of …

by Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Aug 5, 2021 / 11:15 am Members of Congress and a conservative legal group this week criticized the Justice Department for dropping its conscience rights lawsuit against a Vermont hospital. In December 2020, the Justice Department sued the University of Vermont Medical Center after a …

by Diego Lopez Marina ACI Prensa Staff, Jul 26, 2021 / 14:20 pm The director of the Hispanic Development Unit of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Ana Gloria Rivas-Vásquez, called for Catholics around the world to help Cuba, especially its elderly, afflicted by what she calls a “hunger pandemic.” “In addition …

by CNA Staff Vatican City, Jul 18, 2021 / 05:30 am Pope Francis on Sunday expressed his closeness to “the dear Cuban people” after the largest protests in decades in the communist country. In his first Angelus address at the Vatican since undergoing colon surgery, the pope said that Cubans …