Last Updated: Oct 17, 2017

Department of Justice announces settlement in HHS mandate suits

Washington D.C., Oct 16, 2017 / 10:45 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A week after issuing new religious freedom guidelines to all administrative agencies in the federal government, the U.S. Department of Justice has settled with more than 70 plaintiffs who had challenged the controversial HHS contraceptive mandate.

'Clarity and charity' – the keys to defending marriage in Australia

Sydney, Australia, Oct 17, 2017 / 01:09 am (EWTN News/CNA).- As Australians return their ballots for a poll that could aid the recognition of same-sex unions as marriages, the Archbishop of Sydney called for Christian charity in clearly explaining the importance of marriage as the union of man and woman.

South Africa needs a better anti-corruption system, bishops say

Cape Town, South Africa, Oct 16, 2017 / 10:36 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- South Africa’s Conference of Catholic Bishops has pushed for the development of an anti-corruption court, citing the damage to the country’s morale after a long standing corruption case against President Jacob Zuma.

Callista Gingrich confirmed as US Ambassador to the Vatican

Washington D.C., Oct 16, 2017 / 05:46 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- On Monday, the U.S. Senate confirmed Callista Gingrich, wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, as the next U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See. The vote was 70-23.