Every child 'a precious gift from God,' Trump tells pro-life rally

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In remarks broadcast to the March for Life from the White House Rose Garden, President Donald Trump said that his administration "will always defend the very first right in the Declaration of Independence, and that is the right to life."

In Peru, Pope Francis likely to return to themes addressed in Chile

LIMA, Peru (CNS) — Pope Francis was greeted by the Peruvian president, the country's bishops, a military honor guard, and a children's orchestra on his arrival in Peru on Jan. 18. During his visit, he will meet with Amazonian indigenous people from three countries, visit a neighborhood devastated by flooding early last year, and pray in the place of Peru's greatest popular religious devotion.

Cardinal, archbishop praise new HHS conscience protection policies

WASHINGTON (CNS) — New policies put in place by the civil rights office of the federal Department of Health and Human Services won praise from two former presidents of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.