National / International News

National / International News

In wake of Pope Francis' visit, bishops urge Congress to move on religious freedom

WASHINGTON D.C. (CNA/EWTN News) -- Citing Pope Francis, the U.S. bishops are urging lawmakers act quickly to pass a bill that would reauthorize the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, whose mandate expired yesterday.

Stop 'corporate welfare' for Planned Parenthood, pro-life Democrats say

WASHINGTON D.C. (CNA/EWTN News) -- The House on Tuesday passed a bill allowing states to withhold Medicaid funds from health care providers that perform abortions.

Families tell Pope Francis 'thank you' with a renewed commitment to marriage

PHILADELPHIA (CNA/EWTN News) -- In response to Pope Francis’ ongoing encouragement of marriage, an Ecuadorian lay woman has penned a simple thank you letter that has now gained over 1,500 signatures in the Hispanic community.