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Pope approves new constitution for Synod of Bishops

Vatican City, Sep 18, 2018 / 09:30 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In a new apostolic constitution, Pope Francis has reformed the Synod of Bishops, creating a mechanism for the assembly's final document to be included in official Church teaching.

Kavanaugh defends himself against 'completely false allegation'

Washington D.C., Sep 17, 2018 / 11:45 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has denied allegations made against him by Christine Blasey Ford. Ford authored a letter accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when the two of them were in high school.

McCarrick's unofficial role in Vatican-China relations

Vatican City, Sep 17, 2018 / 09:15 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Over 20 years, Archbishop McCarrick traveled to China on at least eight occasions, sometimes staying in a state-controlled Beijing seminary, often serving as an unofficial bridge between the Vatican and Chinese government-appointed bishops until 2016.

Congressmen object to FDA's 'barbaric' research method using human fetal tissue

Washington D.C., Sep 17, 2018 / 05:56 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The purchasing of aborted fetal tissue for use in research is 'abhorrent' and must stop, said 85 members of the United States House of Representatives in a letter to the Food and Drug Administration.

Judge rules lawsuit against faith-based adoption agencies can continue

Detroit, Mich., Sep 17, 2018 / 05:15 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Federal Judge Paul D. Borman of the Eastern District Court of Michigan denied a motion to dismiss the case Dumont v. Lyon, which challenges state funding for religious agencies which will not work with same-sex couples.

'Holy Foods Market' brings customer service to local pantry

Washington D.C., Sep 16, 2018 / 10:00 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Northeast Washington, D.C., has seen rapid gentrification over the past decade. What was once a very poor neighborhood is now home to many high-end businesses, including a Whole Foods Market--and an innovative food pantry inspired in part by the upscale grocery store.

Pope Francis: Discipleship takes sacrifice

Vatican City, Sep 16, 2018 / 07:03 am (EWTN News).- A fundamental rule of being a disciple of Christ is the necessity to make sacrifices and deny one's self, Pope Francis said in his Angelus address Sunday.

Do not avoid the wounds of the Church, pope says in Sicily

Vatican City, Sep 15, 2018 / 07:21 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In Sicily Saturday, Pope Francis said the wounds of the Church and the world are the wounds of Christ, and they must be touched and seen.

Catholic Charities in NY receives grant to treat rural opioid abuse

New York City, N.Y., Sep 15, 2018 / 07:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A Catholic Charities in New York has received a nearly $1 million grant to provide care to opioid addicts in rural counties in the southern part of the state. 

What is the pontifical secret?

Vatican City, Sep 14, 2018 / 05:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Following the allegations made by Archbishop Carlo Maria ViganĂ² about the case of Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, many have called for official Vatican files on the former cardinal to be released. While this may seem like the easiest way of assessing the truth of ViganĂ²'s claims, many of the documents in question could be protected by the "pontifical secret." But what is that?