Last Updated: Jul 27, 2017

Former Senator Sam Brownback tapped for religious freedom ambassador

Washington D.C., Jul 27, 2017 / 09:40 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas (R) on Wednesday was nominated by President Donald Trump to be the next Ambassador at-Large for International Religious Freedom.

Ohio bishops: Replace death penalty with mercy, conversion

Columbus, Ohio, Jul 27, 2017 / 07:03 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Catholic leaders in Ohio stressed the need to replace the death penalty with mercy and spiritual conversion, following the execution of convicted child murderer Ronald Phillips.

As vote looms, here's what bishops think about Trump's border wall

Washington D.C., Jul 26, 2017 / 04:40 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- As Congress prepares to vote on whether to fund the further construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, bishops of dioceses along both sides of the border have been outspoken against such a policy.

Pro-life groups praise new Missouri bill curbing abortion

St. Louis, Mo., Jul 26, 2017 / 04:37 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pro-lifers lauded a bill that will restrict abortion access in Missouri, granting the state attorney general more power to prosecute violations, and requiring both stricter health codes and proper fetal tissue disposal.