Last Updated: May 22, 2015

Despite support from their president, Egypt's Christians are attacked by their neighbors

Cairo, Egypt, May 21, 2015 / 05:04 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Egypt’s Christians continue to face worrisome persecution, despite the words and actions of its president to show goodwill to the community, an expert in religious freedom testified to the US Congress on Wednesday.

Catholics and Jews must unite against the storm of secularism, religious leaders insist

Washington D.C., May 22, 2015 / 01:08 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A 50 year-old declaration of the Second Vatican Council established a new era in Christian-Jewish relations and enabled members of both religions to unite against present-day secularism, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York reflected on Wednesday.

Nebraska bishops praise move to repeal death penalty

Lincoln, Neb., May 21, 2015 / 06:11 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Nebraska’s Catholic bishops on Wednesday praised the Nebraska legislature’s veto-proof vote to end the death penalty, saying  capital punishment “cannot be justified” in the state at present.

Notre Dame is refused an injunction, after replay of contraception mandate challenge

South Bend, Ind., May 21, 2015 / 05:03 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A federal court has again denied the University of Notre Dame’s request for a preliminary injunction against federal mandates it says violate its religious freedom, though a trial can still go forward.