CNA/EWTN News

CNA/EWTN News

DENVER, Col. – Star-gazing might not be the first thing that comes to mind when Catholics think of St. Lawrence, the early Christian martyr who was cooked to death by the Romans on an outdoor grill.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A federal judge has struck down an Alabama law requiring more scrutiny for minors who seek an abortion without parental consent.

VATICAN CITY – After violence followed a controversial vote in Venezuela this weekend, the Vatican Secretary of State has encouraged the country's citizens to find a "peaceful and democratic" way out of the crisis.

CARDIFF, Wales – Seven seminarians walk into a bar … and almost get kicked out.

LUSAKA, Zambia – As Zambia concluded a year of celebration marking 125 years since the Church was established in the country, its bishops have said that while it was once a missionary Church, it is now a Church on mission.

BELFAST, Northern Ireland – An Irish priest has decried a film festival's plans to screen two horror films in an abandoned church next month.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – 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.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – 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.

LONDON, England – After ending their legal fight to seek further treatment for their 11-month-old son, the parents of Charlie Gard are now in a dispute with Great Ormond Street Hospital over whether they may take the boy home to live out his final days.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Pro-life activists in the Archdiocese of Louisville have spoken out against a city ordinance which resulted in the creation of a temporary buffer zone outside Kentucky's only facility where abortions can be procured.