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Pope Francis sends condolences for death of Cardinal O'Brien

Vatican City, Mar 20, 2018 / 08:38 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Tuesday Pope Francis offered his condolences for the death of Cardinal Keith Patrick O'Brien, the disgraced former archbishop of Edinburgh, who died Monday at the age of 80 in a hospital in northern England.

'We are the Church of hope' - Vatican youth delegates speak up

Vatican City, Mar 20, 2018 / 06:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Young people from around the world have begun a meeting at the Vatican by voicing their hopes and expectations from the Church regarding the challenges they face and the questions life poses.

What Mary Eberstadt told Notre Dame about 'Humanae Vitae'

South Bend, Ind., Mar 20, 2018 / 05:30 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Author Mary Eberstadt told students at the University of Notre Dame Tuesday that a 50-year-old document on contraception is critical to understanding the state of contemporary culture.

Pro-life pregnancy centers hopeful after arguing before Supreme Court

Washington D.C., Mar 20, 2018 / 03:38 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Attorneys for a pro-life pregnancy center resource group are optimistic following Tuesday's oral arguments in front of the Supreme Court, in the case National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra.

Judge temporarily blocks Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban

Jackson, Miss., Mar 20, 2018 / 01:30 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A federal judge granted a temporary restraining order Tuesday against a Mississippi law which bans most abortions after 15 weeks into pregnancy.

Pope encourages young people to ask tough questions at pre-synod launch

Vatican City, Mar 19, 2018 / 11:43 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis opened this week's pre-synod meeting telling youth to hold nothing back and to have the courage to ask the "raw" and direct questions about life, love, and vocation.

Cardinal Keith O'Brien, disgraced Scottish prelate, dies at 80

Vatican City, Mar 19, 2018 / 08:49 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Cardinal Keith Patrick O'Brien, who stepped down as Archbishop of Edinburgh in 2013 after admitting to inappropriate sexual conduct throughout his ministry, died Monday at the age of 80.

Canons of St. John Cantius founder to face review board after removal amid misconduct claims

Chicago, Ill., Mar 19, 2018 / 07:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The pastor of Chicago's St. John Cantius Church was removed from office last week for unspecified "credible" allegations of misconduct involving adult men, a response the Chicago archdiocese says is typical in such cases.

Supreme Court to hear arguments about California abortion law

Washington D.C., Mar 19, 2018 / 06:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra, to decide if a California law mandating that pro-life pregnancy centers post information about abortion is a violation of the First Amendment and free speech rights.

Is abortion really safe? Critics respond to new study

Washington D.C., Mar 19, 2018 / 05:22 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A report calling the practice of abortion in the U.S. a safe procedure was published last week, causing multiple critics to question the accuracy of its findings.