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Supreme Court rejects appeal in Tennessee death row case

Washington D.C., Oct 12, 2018 / 03:15 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A previously delayed execution in Tennessee will likely go ahead after the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from a convicted murderer currently on death row. The decision was made Oct. 11.

Report on campus ministry highlights opportunity and unmet needs

Washington D.C., Oct 11, 2018 / 06:15 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The benefits and drawbacks of different Catholic campus ministry models were the focus of a new U.S. bishops' report released Oct. 9. The report also highlighted a lack of a Catholic presence especially at community colleges.

Humanae vitae is prophetic 'blueprint' for society, bishop says

Lincoln, Neb., Oct 11, 2018 / 05:30 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The message of Humanae vitae is  "good news" and a guide for rebuilding family and society Bishop James Wall of Gallup, New Mexico, has said. He made the remarks during a talk on the famous encyclical and the legacy of Pope Paul VI.

Texas dioceses make joint pledge to release lists of accused clergy

Austin, Texas, Oct 11, 2018 / 04:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- All 15 Catholic dioceses in Texas plan to release names of clergy who have been credibly accused of sexually abusing a minor, according to a release from the Texas Conference of Catholic Bishops. The release will include all accusations dating back to the 1950s.

Vermont bishop to form lay committee to review clergy files

Burlington, Vt., Oct 10, 2018 / 05:00 pm (EWTN News).- The Diocese of Burlington, the only Catholic diocese in Vermont, is forming a lay committee to investigate personnel files relating to sexual abuse of minors by priests, Bishop Christopher Coyne announced in a statement Oct. 10. When is concludes its review, the committee will publicly release a list of accused priests.

Nikki Haley to leave role as UN ambassador

Washington D.C., Oct 9, 2018 / 12:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Nikki Haley will leave her post as the United States' ambassador to the United Nations at the end of the year, it was announced Tuesday. Haley has been a vocal champion of religious freedom during her time at the UN.

Oakland diocese to release names of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse

Oakland, Calif., Oct 9, 2018 / 07:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Bishop Michael Barber of Oakland has announced that the diocese will release the names of all clerics credibly accused of the sexual abuse of a minor.

For transparency, San Bernardino diocese lists priests credibly accused of sex abuse

San Bernardino, Calif., Oct 9, 2018 / 04:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A list of 34 priests credibly accused of abuse in recent decades was released Monday by the Diocese of San Bernardino. The local bishop has apologized to victims and said the failure to protect children has led to "new awareness" about the "terrible scourge" of sex abuse.

Vast majority of private school blue-ribbon winners Catholic

Washington D.C., Oct 9, 2018 / 03:30 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Department of Education has awarded the 2018 National Blue Ribbon to more than three dozen Catholic schools. Of the nearly 50 private schools to receive the designation, almost 90 percent were Catholic.

Senate votes to confirm Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

Washington D.C., Oct 6, 2018 / 03:45 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Senate voted 50-48 Saturday to confirm the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The vote follows a procedural decision Friday to invoke 'cloture,' ending the debate on whether or not to ratify the judge's nomination.