Last Updated: May 25, 2017

Religious freedom cited in first US female genital mutilation case

Detroit, Mich., May 25, 2017 / 04:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A U.S. federal law prohibiting female genital mutilation will be challenged for the first time in a case in Detroit, where lawyers plan to cite religious freedom as a defense of the practice.

Stronger religious freedoms in Texas could boost Catholic foster care

Austin, Texas, May 25, 2017 / 01:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The Catholic Church in Texas will work to promote more foster parenting, following the state legislature’s approval of strong legal protections for religious adoption and foster care agencies.

Catholic academics urge protection of undocumented students

Washington D.C., May 24, 2017 / 09:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- In the wake of increased government crackdown on immigration, a letter was sent to the Department of Homeland Security voicing Catholic support for programs promoting deferred deportation.

Cardinal Zen urges prayer for Christians in China

Rome, Italy, May 24, 2017 / 01:43 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- As Chinese Catholics celebrate the feast of Our Lady, Help of Christians, Cardinal Joseph Zen has asked for prayers on behalf of Christians in the country, who often face difficulty and even persecution for their faith.