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After welcoming pro-lifers, Missouri Democrats quickly backtrack

Jefferson City, Mo., Aug 17, 2018 / 12:11 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Missouri Democratic leaders have voted to remove language acknowledging different views of abortion from their party platform, drawing criticism from pro-life Democrats who say they deserve to be recognized and the move could harm the party's prospects this November.

Appeals court protects Texas bishops' communications in abortion case

Austin, Texas, Aug 17, 2018 / 11:30 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The privacy and religious freedom of Texas bishops and other religious groups was upheld by the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans, after the bishops' internal communications were subpoenaed by an abortion group.

USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace Chairman Issues Statement Following Visit to Nicaragua; Commits to Walking with the Bishops of Nicaragua “in the Service of Truth”

 WASHINGTON— Following a visit to Nicaragua last week, Archbishop Timothy Broglio, Chairman of the U.S. Bishops' Conference Committee on International Justice and Peace, issued the following statement today conveying the Church in America's support for the Nicaraguan bishops' efforts to work for peace and justice in Nicaragua.

In his statement, Archbishop Broglio of the Military Services, USA said, "I see the commitment of your bishops as a sign of God's love" and that the U.S. bishops with the bishops of Nicaragua "walk in the service of truth, of the poor, and of peace."

Archbishop Broglio's full statement follows: www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/global-issues/latin-america-caribbean/nicaragua/statement-by-archbishop-broglio-on-visit-to-nicaragua-2018-08-17.cfm

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Keywords: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, USCCB, Archbishop Broglio, Nicaragua, justice, peace

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Does the Pa. grand jury report mean changes for statutes of limitations?

Pittsburgh, Pa., Aug 17, 2018 / 04:23 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Following a major grand jury report on past sexual abuse in six Catholic dioceses of Pennsylvania, discussions continue over whether and how to change the state's legal limits on prosecution and civil lawsuits for sex abuse.

Dan Burke appointed president, COO of EWTN News 

Irondale, Ala., Aug 17, 2018 / 04:20 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- EWTN Global Catholic Network announced Friday that Daniel Burke has been named President and Chief Operating Officer of EWTN News, Inc. Burke has been serving as Executive Director of EWTN's National Catholic Register.

US bishops express anguish over abuse reports, encourage change in Church

Washington D.C., Aug 17, 2018 / 04:12 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- After a grand jury found thousands of alleged instances of sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania's Catholic dioceses, numerous U.S. bishops have called for renewal and change in face of these heartbreaking events.

Investigation launched into sexual harassment claims at Philadelphia seminary

Philadelphia, Pa., Aug 17, 2018 / 01:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Bishop Timothy Senior, auxiliary bishop of Philadelphia, has announced that the archdiocese is investigating a claim of sexual harassment made by a former student at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Cardinal Burke: We face a grave crisis, touching the heart of the Church

Washington D.C., Aug 16, 2018 / 07:31 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Cardinal Raymond Burke said Thursday that the Catholic Church is facing "a very grave crisis" due to the "grievous failure" on the part of certain bishops and that "a serious loss of confidence in our shepherds" needs to be restored after sexual abuse scandals in the United States.

Caritas India offers assistance to victims of monsoon floods in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, India, Aug 16, 2018 / 05:24 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- After at least 73 people were killed in floods caused by monsoon rains in India's Kerala state, Caritas India and local Catholic groups are assisting victims of the torrent with relief materials.

Irish bishop: Papal visit a chance to recognize sin, work to repair the Church

Limerick, Ireland, Aug 16, 2018 / 02:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Pope's visit to Ireland is a time for the Church to reflect on her past failings and consider how to repair the Church for future generations, an Irish bishop has said.