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'Great pain for survivors'

[Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley released the following statement Jan. 20 after Pope Francis's response to a journaalist in which he defended the 2015 appointent of Bishop Juan Barros to lead the Diocese Osorno in Chile. Bishop Barros had been accused by abuse advocates of covering up abuse perpetrated his friend Father Fernando Karadima. -- Ed.]

Pope says accusations against Chilean bishop are 'calumny'

Santiago, Chile, Jan 19, 2018 CNA/EWTN News.- At the end of his three-day visit to Chile, Pope Francis came to the defense of a controversial bishop, saying accusations that he helped cover up abuse are unproven and amount to “calumny.”

House passes protections for abortion survivors

Washington D.C., Jan 19, 2018 CNA/EWTN News.- As the annual March for Life began just blocks away from the U.S. Capitol on Friday, the House of Representatives passed a bill requiring medical care for babies surviving botched abortions.

'My mother was told to abort me', priest says to March for Life youth

Washington D.C., Jan 19, 2018 CNA/EWTN News.- Father Martino Choi told some 18,000 teens and adults about his mother's decision in favor of life at a Youth Rally and Mass for Life held in Washington, D.C., on Friday morning.

New HHS department created to protect religious freedom

Washington D.C., Jan 18, 2018 CNA/EWTN News.- A new division at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will work to ensure the protection of religious freedom and conscience rights for Americans, government officials announced Thursday.

Poor, environment plagued by 'social virus' of corruption, pope says

LIMA, Peru (CNS) -- Governments, private entities and church communities have an obligation to be transparent to protect their people and land from the scourge of corruption, Pope Francis said.

Bishops 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.

Pro-life marchers want their message to transcend politics

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In a sea of printed signs and huge student groups in colorful toboggan caps at the March for Life rally, Ed York was an outlier.

Pope Francis calls for church with 'Amazonian and indigenous' face

PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (CNS) -- Pope Francis called on indigenous people of the Amazon to work with missionaries and bishops to shape a church with an "Amazonian and indigenous" face.

Answered prayers? Minneapolis parish's Vikings Facebook post goes viral

MINNEAPOLIS (CNS) -- When Julie Craven witnessed what has been dubbed the Minnesota Vikings' "Minneapolis Miracle," the director of communications and strategic initiatives for Our Lady of Lourdes thought "there's a Facebook post in there someplace."