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Jan 22, 2021 - 01:30 pm .- Virginia bishops opposed a bill allowing for taxpayer-funded abortion coverage that passed the state senate on Friday.    The bill, SB 1276, would permit abortion coverage for any reason in health insurance plans on Virginia’s taxpayer-funded health exchange. The bill was introduced on Jan. 12 and cleared a senate committee on Mon., January 18.   On Friday afternoon, the Senate approved the bill by a 20-17 vote along party lines—on the 48th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.   Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington and Bishop Barry Knestout of Richmond stated their “deep disappointment” with the vote.   “Abortion is not health care; it ends lives instead of healing them,” the bishops said.  
Aug 26, 2020 - 12:26 am .- The Knights of Columbus is donating $250,000 to aid relief efforts following a massive explosion in Beirut earlier this month.
Mar 4, 2020 - 12:54 am .- Earlier this week, veteran British journalist Luke Coppen accepted a position as CNA’s Europe Editor.
Nov 27, 2019 - 02:00 pm .- “Most of Japanese people don’t know we exist,” Minori Takeuchi told CNA last week.
Oct 12, 2019 - 06:10 am .- The Prince of Wales said Saturday that the canonization of Cardinal John Henry Newman is a cause for celebration among all Britons, those who are Catholic and those who “cherish the values by which he was inspired.”
May 10, 2019 - 07:55 am .- EWTN Global Catholic Network announced Friday that it will launch a news service for the African continent.  
Feb 22, 2019 - 05:02 am .- American women from the Catholic Worker Movement are in Rome this week to pray for the Vatican’s sexual abuse summit in emulation of Dorothy Day’s Roman pilgrimage to fast and pray for peace.
Sep 25, 2018 - 07:15 am .- According to the archdiocese, Fr. Paul Kalchik has “left willingly” from his Chicago parish “to receive pastoral care.”
Sep 29, 2017 - 04:22 pm .- Some readers have noticed that the comment boxes on Catholic News Agency stories have disappeared from our website this week. We made this decision for two reasons.
Sep 27, 2017 - 12:10 pm .- I never signed this letter, nor do I intend to ever sign it.
Sep 22, 2017 - 04:07 pm .- Five days after he was elected Pope, John Paul II met with journalists from around the world. The Pope was a scholar, a man of letters, and an actor. He understood the power of words and images, and he understood the power of media.
Sep 19, 2017 - 06:02 am .- A United Nations committee addressing the rights of disabled people has rebuked the U.K. for how people with disabilities are portrayed by the government and seen in the media, with one expert expressing concern for attitudes which may lead to euthanasia. 
Aug 1, 2017 - 05:01 am .- J.D. Flynn, a Catholic commentator currently serving the Diocese of Lincoln, has been named the new editor-in-chief of Catholic News Agency, which is part of the EWTN family.
Jul 25, 2017 - 03:01 am .- One year after the brutal killing of Fr. Jacques Hamel, French bishops recalled the beautiful example of the man who lived out every day in simple faithfulness, rooted in the love of Christ.
Mar 31, 2017 - 04:42 pm .- Members of EWTN’s Rome Bureau on Friday met Benedict XVI in the Vatican Gardens to explain their work and thank him for his service to the Church, while he in turn thanked them for their efforts.
Feb 22, 2017 - 02:50 am .- Through its annual rice bowl initiative, Catholic Relief Services has announced it will be promoting a “culture of encounter” in its Lenten operation.
Oct 7, 2016 - 04:29 pm .- The United Nations Security Council has selected committed Catholic and human rights advocate as the nominee for Secretary General of the international organization.
Sep 29, 2016 - 03:02 pm .- The EWTN News Rome Bureau is now is just minutes from St. Peter’s Square, having launched its new office on Wednesday. The occasion sparked reflection on Mother Angelica’s legacy and the media network’s mission to serve the gospel.
Sep 12, 2016 - 02:50 pm .- The United States government has an opportunity to end its legal battle with the Little Sisters of the Poor and the administration must “seize that opportunity,” legal experts are maintaining.
Sep 10, 2015 - 12:01 pm .- Catholic news is an opportunity to serve truth and evangelization. So says the head of the Italian-language news agency ACI Stampa, which officially launched Sept. 10.