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'Cautiously optimistic' pro-lifers attend Irish rally ahead of vote

Dublin, Ireland, May 15, 2018 CNA/EWTN News.- Less than two weeks before a historic vote on whether to allow increased access to abortion in Ireland, thousands of people gathered on Saturday for a final pro-life rally in the capital city of Dublin.

Oklahoma bishops praise new protections for Catholic adoption agencies

Oklahoma City, Okla., May 14, 2018 CNA/EWTN News.- With the signing of a bill preserving the religious freedom of adoption agencies in Oklahoma, Gov. Mary Fallin drew praise from the state’s Catholic bishops on Friday.

Church in Germany embroiled in intercommunion debate

Muenster, Germany, May 14, 2018 CNA/EWTN News.- The unresolved debate over a proposal to allow Protestant spouses of Catholics to receive communion in German dioceses under some limited circumstances has gathered steam after the country's president waded into the debate at the major national Catholic conference in the town of Münster.

Benedict XVI's unpublished letter- God is key to understanding human rights

Vatican City, May 14, 2018 CNA.- The Ratiznger Schuelerkreis, a circle of former students of Joseph Ratzinger who meet annually, will gather this year to discuss the themes: “Church and State, Church and Society.” Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI selected the topic, as he does for the group every year.

Tax reform brings challenges, opportunities for charities, says speaker

MIAMI (CNS) -- What has been described as the most significant overhaul of the federal tax system in three decades -- the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act -- also has been flagged as a potential train wreck for annual charitable giving.

Graduates urged to proclaim 'a new American story' of 'holiness, heroism'

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The American story began with the Catholic missionaries who first shaped the nation with the Gospel and proclaimed the dignity of all, a truth the class of 2018 must share to the betterment our country.

Chilean bishop says mistakes were made in handling abuse cases

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- A Chilean bishop acknowledged the damage inflicted on survivors of clerical sex abuse and the mishandling of cases by church leaders in the country.

Dozens killed in protests as U.S. embassy inaugurated in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (CNS) -- As the new United States embassy was inaugurated in Jerusalem May 14, violence broke out between Palestinian protesters and Israeli soldiers.

Vatican OKs sainthood cause for Iraqi priest, deacons killed in Mosul

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Vatican has given its permission for the opening of the sainthood cause of an Iraqi priest and three deacons who were murdered by armed gunmen in Mosul.

Mourners line streets of Liverpool as Alfie Evans hearse passes

LIVERPOOL, England (CNS) -- Thousands of mourners lined the streets of Liverpool to pay tribute to Alfie Evans on the day of the toddler's funeral.