Kate Scanlon

Kate Scanlon

EWTN News Political Affairs Correspondent.

Articles by Kate Scanlon

Poll: Regular Mass attendees say politicians who oppose Church teaching on grave matters ‘create confusion’

Jun 15, 2021 / 06:05 am

A poll by a Catholic advocacy group released on Tuesday found that, among Catholics who attend Mass regularly, the vast majority say that Catholic politicians who take policy positions contrary to Church teaching create confusion among the faithful. 

Pro-life leaders warn of 'egregious' new pro-abortion bill

Jun 10, 2021 / 18:01 pm

Pro-life leaders warn that an “egregious” bill introduced this week in Congress would override most state abortion regulations, require health care workers to perform abortions, and mandate federal funding of abortion.

Author says maternal instinct can be measured in a lab

Jun 10, 2021 / 14:00 pm

In her new book “Mom Genes: Inside the New Science of Our Ancient Maternal Instinct,” author Abigail Tucker argues that maternal instinct can be measured in a lab. 

New tech company aims to provide platform for Catholic businesses

Jun 8, 2021 / 13:01 pm

A Catholic technology company recently launched a platform for Catholic publishers, small businesses, and religious communities to reach customers and supporters.

Arizona bishops 'very concerned' about possible executions - including by gas chamber

Jun 8, 2021 / 09:17 am

Arizona bishops are “very concerned” that the state could resume executions this fall – including the possibility of executions by gas chamber. 

Ahead of pivotal Supreme Court decision, foster care agency mired in religious freedom fight

Jun 1, 2021 / 15:01 pm

Ahead of an anticipated ruling by the Supreme Court in a landmark foster care case, a Christian foster care agency in Kentucky says the state is forcing it to violate its religious mission.

Mother Teresa's lawyer blasts new podcast likening her order to a cult

May 28, 2021 / 16:02 pm

A new podcast that likens St. Teresa of Calcutta to a cult leader is full of “untruths and false accusations,” the former legal counsel for St. Teresa told CNA on Friday. 

Newspaper edits opinion piece on transgender athletes to remove ‘hurtful language’ 

May 27, 2021 / 14:01 pm

A religious liberty law firm says a major national newspaper edited a gender description in an opinion piece by one of its clients, attributing the changes made after publication to “hurtful language.” 

Florida State University settles lawsuit with Catholic student

May 26, 2021 / 15:00 pm

Florida State University has agreed to a settlement with a Catholic student who sued the school last year over his removal from the student senate for private religious statements. 

Democratic Senators warn of court-packing if Roe is altered by Supreme Court

May 24, 2021 / 13:20 pm

Democratic senators have argued that overturning or otherwise limiting Roe v. Wade would pave the way to change the size or structure of the high court, The Hill reported Monday.

Despite protests from senators, Planned Parenthood affiliates still received PPP loans in 2021

May 18, 2021 / 13:00 pm

Planned Parenthood affiliates have continued to be approved for emergency small business loans in 2021, despite protests by senators who say they should be ineligible for the loans.

Mobile clinic to offer ultrasounds outside Utah Planned Parenthood 

May 11, 2021 / 15:00 pm

The group Pro-Life Utah will park a mobile ultrasound clinic outside one of the largest abortion clinics in the state, it announced this week. 

Catholic Charities Arlington sees growing interest in adoption 

May 8, 2021 / 05:00 am

A spokesperson for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington says the organization has seen a growing interest from prospective adoptive parents.

House Republicans could have a new conference chair next week - is she pro-life? 

May 7, 2021 / 16:00 pm

Top House Republicans moved this week to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) as head of the GOP conference, and are likely to replace her with the Trump-backed Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.). 

Catholic bishops oppose Texas gun bill that ‘advances a culture of violence’

May 5, 2021 / 10:00 am

Catholic bishops in Texas have voiced opposition to a bill allowing certain adults to carry handguns without permits, which they say “advances a culture of violence.” 

How churches can respond to the COVID-19 mental health crisis

Apr 29, 2021 / 07:00 am

With concerns that suicide rates are rising in communities of color during the pandemic, Catholic mental health workers say the church can play a key role in response.

International pro-life groups concerned about USAID nominee

Apr 28, 2021 / 19:05 pm

Pro-life advocates are concerned over the nomination of Samantha Power to head a critical United States international aid agency. 

How does the ability to ‘shop’ for a vaccine impact decision-making for Catholics?

Apr 8, 2021 / 10:00 am

With coronavirus vaccination sites allowing people to “shop” for a particular vaccine, one ethicist said this can help Americans make prudential decisions.

Kentucky bishops applaud passage of school choice bill

Mar 30, 2021 / 15:00 pm

Kentucky lawmakers voted Monday evening to override Gov. Andy Beshear’s veto of school choice legislation. 

USCCB urges lawmakers to oppose amendment that could require government funding of abortion

Mar 15, 2021 / 15:00 pm

The U.S. bishops’ conference is urging congressional lawmakers to oppose the proposed Equal Rights Amendment, a measure they say could threaten religious freedom and fund abortion.