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Bishops ask Supreme Court to hear case on racism in death sentencing

Atlanta, Ga., Feb 19, 2019 / 05:28 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Three U.S. bishops have called on the Supreme Court to take up the case of a death row inmate in Georgia whose sentence may have been prejudiced by the racism of a juror.

Emergency declaration raises new questions about Texas border chapel

Brownsville, Texas, Feb 18, 2019 / 03:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency on the southern border has again raised the possibility of a barrier being constructed through La Lomita Historical Park, blocking access to an historic chapel on the site.

Kentucky Senate approves fetal heartbeat bill

Frankfort, Ky., Feb 15, 2019 / 06:23 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Kentucky Senate has approved a bill that would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually around six weeks into pregnancy.

Bishops 'deeply concerned' by Trump border emergency declaration

Washington D.C., Feb 15, 2019 / 04:15 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement Feb. 15 opposing President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency on the southern border. Trump made the declaration as part of an attempt to secure full funding for the construction of a border wall.

Satanic Temple loses abortion religious freedom case in Missouri

Jefferson City, Mo., Feb 14, 2019 / 06:51 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Missouri Supreme Court has rejected a legal challenge against an informed consent abortion law from a self-described Satanic Temple adherent who claimed the state violated her religious beliefs.

Senate confirms William Barr as attorney general

Washington D.C., Feb 14, 2019 / 02:35 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- William Barr was confirmed as United States attorney general on Thursday by a 54-45 vote in the Senate.

Texas chapel fenced off from border wall funding

Washington D.C., Feb 14, 2019 / 02:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).-
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, the text of which was released Feb. 13, would provide $1.3 billion in funding for the construction of barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border but contains a list of five specific places where these funds cannot be used to build a wall, the third of which is the site of La Lomita Chapel.

Lack of central authority poses challenges for Southern Baptists amid abuse scandal

Houston, Texas, Feb 13, 2019 / 08:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- In the wake of months of sexual abuse reports and allegations within the Catholic Church, and just before a Vatican summit on the problem, two Texas newspapers published a three-part investigation into the Southern Baptist Convention, uncovering at least 700 cases of child sexual abuse at the hands of church leaders and volunteers.

Arizona lawmakers seek to declare porn a public health crisis

Phoenix, Ariz., Feb 13, 2019 / 07:44 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- An Arizona legislator has introduced a resolution that would declare pornography to be a public health crisis in the state.

Investigation finds Covington students did not instigate confrontation

Covington, Ky., Feb 13, 2019 / 05:25 pm (EWTN News).- An independent investigation into the interaction last month between Covington high school students and a Native American man has exonerated the students, the Diocese of Covington has announced.