Kate Scanlon

Kate Scanlon

Kate Scanlon served as EWTN News Political Affairs Correspondent through August 2021.

Articles by Kate Scanlon

Venerable Fulton Sheen 'should be made a saint', says Peoria coadjutor bishop

Aug 25, 2021 / 10:58 am

Proponents of the beatification of Venerable Fulton Sheen are still searching for answers about the cause, nearly two years after that process was paused.

Texas Catholics challenge state restrictions on migrant transport

Aug 13, 2021 / 16:04 pm

Catholic organizations claim a Texas public health order infringes on their religious mission of helping migrants. 

More than 75 briefs filed supporting Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban at Supreme Court   

Aug 3, 2021 / 15:01 pm

More than 75 amicus briefs have been filed at the Supreme Court supporting Mississippi’s ban on most elective abortions after 15 weeks, the state’s attorney general said last week. Many of the briefs were filed by Catholic or pro-life organizations. 

Mississippi AG asks Supreme Court to overturn abortion rulings 

Jul 23, 2021 / 11:00 am

Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to overturn two of its landmark rulings on abortion, arguing those decisions “shackle states to a view of the facts that is decades out of date.”

Pelosi defends taxpayer-funded abortion while citing Catholic faith 

Jul 22, 2021 / 12:01 pm

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday defended efforts to permit federal funding of elective abortions, and cited her own Catholic faith while doing so.  

New bill would defund public universities that provide on-campus abortions  

Jul 21, 2021 / 14:05 pm

Pro-life lawmakers introduced a bill Wednesday to defund public colleges and universities that perform abortions or offer the abortion pill to students or staff. 

Diocese responds after state senator says he was denied Communion 

Jul 19, 2021 / 14:30 pm

After a New Mexico state senator said he was denied Communion this weekend because of a political matter, his diocese responded that it had privately warned him he should not approach for Communion, due to his obstinate support for a pro-abortion bill. 

Louisiana's First Lady joins Democrats for Life advisory board 

Jul 17, 2021 / 15:01 pm

Donna Edwards, the first lady of Louisiana, has joined the advisory board of Democrats for Life, the pro-life group announced this week.

Appropriations bill advances without Hyde Amendment 

Jul 15, 2021 / 15:01 pm

The House Appropriations Committee on Thursday advanced a funding bill for fiscal year 2022 without including the usual prohibitions on abortion funding.

Federal appeals court dismisses lawsuit against Archdiocese of Chicago

Jul 12, 2021 / 13:24 pm

A federal appeals court on Friday dismissed a hostile work environment lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Chicago, citing a religious exemption in federal law. 

Pro-life leaders: Movement must be ready if Roe is overturned

Jul 6, 2021 / 17:03 pm

If the Supreme Court sends the question of legal abortion back to the states, pro-life groups must be prepared to respond, pro-life leaders told CNA on Monday.

US Justice Department halts federal executions

Jul 2, 2021 / 18:01 pm

US Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a moratorium on federal executions while the Department of Justice conducts a review of its policies and procedures, the department announced Thursday. 

US government: Pandemic increased number of people vulnerable to human trafficking 

Jul 1, 2021 / 22:01 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic increased the number of people vulnerable to becoming victims of human trafficking, a report released Thursday by the US Department of State found.

Pro-life groups challenge Louisville buffer-zone ordinance 

Jun 30, 2021 / 18:00 pm

Pro-life groups this week challenged a “buffer zone” ordinance approved by the city of Louisville, Kentucky.

Religious freedom advocates express optimism after Fulton decision 

Jun 28, 2021 / 13:30 pm

Religious freedom advocates on Monday applauded a recent Supreme Court decision, arguing it heralds a positive outlook for religious freedom cases of Catholic adoption and foster care agencies nationwide. 

How the Biden administration’s expansion of Title IX could end up hurting women

Jun 25, 2021 / 16:10 pm

The Biden administration’s expansion of Title IX protections could end up hurting women’s sports and contradicting the purpose of the statute, legal experts critical of the new policy told CNA this week. 

Coalition of state attorneys general ask Congress to restore Hyde Amendment

Jun 24, 2021 / 09:00 am

A coalition of 22 state attorneys general asked Congress this week to restore a prohibition on federal funding of abortions, after it was omitted from President Joe Biden’s budget request for the 2022 fiscal year.

Congressman dares bishops to deny him Communion over support for abortion, contraception

Jun 21, 2021 / 14:25 pm

In a series of tweets from his personal social media account over the weekend, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) called the U.S. bishops “partisan hypocrites” and dared them to deny him Communion over his support for contraception, legal abortion, and “same-sex marriage.” 

Supreme Court sides unanimously with Catholic Social Services in religious freedom case

Jun 17, 2021 / 09:17 am

The Supreme Court on Thursday decided unanimously in favor of Catholic Social Services in its lawsuit against the city of Philadelphia, ruling that the city violated the group’s free exercise of religion. 

Pro-life group files complaint with Small Business Administration over Planned Parenthood PPP loan

Jun 17, 2021 / 09:01 am

A pro-life group recently filed a complaint with the U.S. Small Business Administration, alleging that a regional Planned Parenthood affiliate “unlawfully obtained” emergency loans during the pandemic.