Friars in historic California mission briefly evacuate after fire fears

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Franciscan friars from a historic mission were among the thousands of residents who evacuated, seeking shelter during a spate of wildfires that threatened California in December.

Companies admit illegal fetal tissue sales, end California operations. Is Planned Parenthood next?

ORANGE, Calif. (CNA/EWTN News) — The trade in fetal tissue from aborted babies proved costly for two bioscience companies who will admit fault, cease California operations, and meet the terms of a legal settlement close to $7.8 million in value for violating state and federal laws against the purchase or sale of fetal tissue.

Commentary: Tolerance, wedding cakes, and a free society

Washington D.C. (CNA) — This week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The result of the case, which is expected to be delivered this summer, is likely to have considerable impact on the future of free speech, religious liberty, and free enterprise in the United States.