Last Updated: Dec 10, 2018

US Supreme Court won't hear case of states defunding Planned Parenthood

Washington D.C., Dec 10, 2018 / 04:07 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The US Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from states which were seeking to terminate Medicaid contracts with Planned Parenthood, meaning that these contracts will remain.

In Canada, Catholic school district explains conduct code amid lawsuit

Calgary, Canada, Dec 10, 2018 / 07:17 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Amid continuing legal pressure against Catholic institutions in Canada, the Calgary Catholic School District faces a lawsuit from a former principal who has said she was pushed out due to discrimination on religious, marital, and anti-LGBT grounds.

Nineteen Algerian martyrs beatified

Oran, Algeria, Dec 10, 2018 / 05:08 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Bishop Pierre Claverie and his 18 companions, who were martyred in Algeria between 1994 and 1996, were beatified Saturday during a Mass in Oran.

Pope Francis: Everyone must help promote human rights

Vatican City, Dec 10, 2018 / 02:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Everyone should, according to his or her specific gifts, fight to protect the fundamental rights of individuals, Pope Francis said Monday in a message to an international gathering on the topic.