Last Updated: Dec 11, 2017

Soros money means legal trouble for Amnesty's Ireland abortion campaign

Dublin, Ireland, Dec 11, 2017 / 07:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Amnesty International is in no position to oppose an Irish law against foreign political funding now that it is under scrutiny for taking money from U.S. financier George Soros’ Open Society Foundations to target the country’s abortion restrictions, Irish pro-life advocates have said.

Australian Catholic Youth Festival draws tens of thousands

Sydney, Australia, Dec 11, 2017 / 07:10 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Church in Australia kicked off Advent with a Catholic Youth Festival in Sydney last weekend, drawing some 20,000 attendees and including the country's largest Mass since the World Youth Day in 2008.

Arlington priest pays restitution for burning KKK cross in family's lawn

Arlington, Va., Dec 11, 2017 / 05:48 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- An Arlington priest who was formerly a KKK member has written an apology letter and paid restitution to a family for burning a cross in their lawn in 1977.

Vatican conference highlights role of laity in addressing modern challenges

Vatican City, Dec 11, 2017 / 05:12 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Leading lay experts and top Vatican officials have joined forces this week to talk about how they can collaborate in addressing key areas of modern concern, placing a special emphasis on the role of laypeople.