Christians assess damage on Iraq’s Nineveh plain, ravaged by ISIS

ERBIL, Iraq (Aid to the Church in Need) — “I don’t understand how people can harm each other so much,” sighs security guard Louis Petrus.


U.S. House votes to permanently ban federal abortion funding

WASHINGTON (CNA/EWTN News) — The U.S. House of Representatives passed its first major pro-life bill of the new year on Tuesday, one which would solidify in law the current policy of no federal funding of abortions.


Church must accompany couples before, after marriage, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — To ensure engaged couples are entering into a fully Catholic marriage and remain committed to their vows for life, they must be prepared properly beforehand and supported afterward, Pope Francis said.