Last Updated: Aug 27, 2014

Outcry flares over Calif. abortion push in Catholic colleges

Sacramento, Calif., Aug 26, 2014 / 06:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Amid backlash from religious liberty and education advocates, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown's administration has ordered abortion coverage in health insurance plans for two Catholic universities.

Chilean lawmakers ask president to denounce Iraqi violence

Santiago, Chile, Aug 27, 2014 / 01:42 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The Chilean Congress has unanimously approved a measure calling on President Michelle Bachelet to condemn “the brutal persecution” of Christians in Iraq and to ask the U.N. to take measures for a “quick solution.”

Education forms character, Argentine bishop reminds parents

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Aug 26, 2014 / 02:43 pm (EWTN News).- The education of children plays a critical role in the comprehensive formation of the person, and should be carefully considered by parents, an Argentine archbishop said this week.

Pope names Philly bishop to head Toledo diocese

Toledo, Ohio, Aug 26, 2014 / 12:40 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis on Tuesday named Auxiliary Bishop Daniel E. Thomas of Philadelphia to be the next bishop of Ohio’s Diocese of Toledo.