Kate Scanlon

Kate Scanlon

EWTN News Political Affairs Correspondent.

Articles by Kate Scanlon

Theologian: Catholics must also consider the 'justice' of COVID-19 vaccine

Mar 12, 2021 / 11:00 am

Catholic bishops and prominent theologians and ethicists say that although there is not an obligation to receive a COVID vaccine, Catholics should consider the strong moral argument in favor of doing so.

NY lawmakers call for transparency on COVID in homes for people with disabilities

Mar 10, 2021 / 11:30 am

A group of New York state senators is calling on state Gov. Andrew Cuomo to rescind an order requiring group homes for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities to accept COVID-positive patients. 

Pro Choice Caucus calls on Biden to end Hyde Amendment

Mar 3, 2021 / 16:00 pm

Congressional Democrats called on President Joe Biden this week to remove pro-life protections from the 2022 federal budget.  

Opponents of campaign finance bill say it presents pro-life, religious liberty concerns

Mar 3, 2021 / 11:00 am

An campaign finance bill under consideration in the House could present grave concerns for religious liberty, an opponent of the bill told CNA.  

Straw poll of conservative activists reveals pro-life policies to be least important issue

Mar 2, 2021 / 16:00 pm

Pro-life leaders responded to a recent straw poll of conservative activists where pro-life policies received the least number of votes for the activists’ most important issues. 

Amazon faces questions over removal of transgender-critical book

Feb 26, 2021 / 16:00 pm

Online retailer Amazon is still facing questions several days after it removed a book critiquing the transgender movement. 

Former HHS official: Becerra could promote abortion internationally

Feb 25, 2021 / 11:16 am

A former official at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) warned Thursday that health secretary nominee Xavier Becerra could pose grave implications for the global pro-life cause.

Romney proposed a monthly benefit to families. Could it reverse falling birth rate?

Feb 5, 2021 / 13:00 pm

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) unveiled a proposal on Thursday that would provide a monthly cash benefit to parents. 

Senators speak out for the unborn on the day before the March for Life

Jan 28, 2021 / 15:45 pm

The day before the March for Life, several senators emphasized protecting the human dignity of the unborn.   In remarks on the Senate floor on Thursday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said that “being pro-life isn’t just the right to be born; it also means the right to live and to thrive,” arguing that policies like an expanded Child Tax Credit would help build a culture of life.   Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), the founder and chairman of the Senate Pro-life Caucus, spoke in support of the 48th annual March for Life on Friday.    “I believe every human being is created with God-given dignity and potential,” Daines said. “No court, no legislature, no law, can take that away.”

New York AG: COVID-19 nursing home deaths significantly underreported

Jan 28, 2021 / 10:42 am

New York’s health department may have under-reported COVID-19 nursing home deaths by 50%, an investigation by the state’s attorney general found.   Charles Camosy, a theology professor at Fordham University, told CNA on Thursday that the report’s findings “demonstrate a classic instance of throwaway culture.” 

Lawmakers to re-introduce discrimination abortion ban

Jan 28, 2021 / 06:50 am

Members of Congress announced on Thursday they would be re-introducing a ban on discrimination abortion, or abortion based on a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.

Biden has ‘developed’ approach to abortion, Sister Simone Campbell says

Jan 25, 2021 / 10:35 am

President Joe Biden has a “very developed approach” to abortion, Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of the Network Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, said during a recent panel discussion hosted by the National Catholic Reporter.