Planned Parenthood accused of serious abuses by Congressional panel

WASHINGTON (CNA/EWTN News) — Abuses and possibly criminal violations are occurring in the fetal tissue trade between abortion clinics and tissue harvesters, concluded the special House panel investigating the matter on Wednesday.

Catholics in Congress: one-third of House, one-quarter of Senate

WASHINGTON (CNS) – The religious makeup of the 115th Congress is significantly Christian – 91 percent – with Catholics comprising one-third of the House of Representatives and about a quarter of the Senate.

Pope to bishops: Defend children from abuse, protect their dignity, joy

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Stand up and protect children from exploitation, slaughter, and abuse, which includes committing to a policy of "zero tolerance" of sexual abuse by clergy, Pope Francis told the world's bishops.