I wasn’t familiar with Tim Staples of Catholic Answers until today. I think he’s a great speaker and apologist. He has several videos on his YouTube channel. This one is about the Communion of the Saints.
Los Angeles, Calif., Oct 21, 2014 / 02:37 am (CNA).- “The world today is upside down, and is suffering so much, because there is so very little love in the homes and in family life.” One could easily attribute these words to any number of participants in the extraordinary gathering of the Synod of Bishops in Rome that recently came to a close. But, in realit
Boise. Idaho, Oct 20, 2014 / 12:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Two Christian ministers in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, could face legal punishment or be forced to sell their nearly 100-year-old wedding chapel for declining to perform same-sex “wedding” ceremonies. “Many have denied that pastors would ever be forced to perform ceremonies that are completely at odds with th
Steubenville, Ohio, Oct 18, 2014 / 06:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Receiving an award recognizing their works of service, members of the Little Sisters of the Poor stressed the need for loving attention and care for the elderly, particularly by the youth. “I urge you to fight against the tendency to marginalize and abandon the elderly, to commit what the Pope ref
Front Royal, Va., Oct 17, 2014 / 03:41 pm (CNA).- The study of history is an opportunity to unite faith and reason and to recover a distinctly Catholic perspective that sees God acting in the past, present and future, the authors of a new book say. “From its earliest centuries, the Church understood itself as possessing not simply a faith with a history, but
Washington D.C., Oct 17, 2014 / 04:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Tech giants’ new policies offering egg freezing options as a work benefit overlook the technique’s “highly problematic” failure rates and risks to potential children, says a leading ethicist in the field. “What the rationale seems to be is you don’t have to stop your career to have your children. You
Washington D.C., Oct 17, 2014 / 02:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The state of religious freedom in China is moving from bad to worse, said U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), responding to a new report by the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. “There’s a huge gulf now” between China and the Catholic Church, Smith stated during an Oct. 9 conference call with
Los Angeles, Calif., Oct 16, 2014 / 11:18 am (CNA).- Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles voiced concern this week over the physician assisted suicide case of 29-year old Brittany Maynard, saying her story fills him with sadness. “We know that God has a plan of love for every life. But we also know that within his plan, people can find sickness and sufferi
Here is a ZENIT translation of the B and C Italian-language group reports from last week’s synod on the family. * * * Circulus Italicus “B” Report Moderator: H.E. Cardinal Angelo BAGNASCO Reporter: H.E. Monsignor Salvatore FISICHELLA The meeting of the Minor Circle made it possible to give ample time ...
The deadline is today for submitting comments to the Obama administration regarding the Health and Human Services mandate on contraception, sterilization and abortifacient drugs. At 11:59 Eastern time this evening, the window for comments closes. The Administration's contraceptive mandate requires health plans ...
The Muslim Brotherhood-dominated government has been unseated and Egyptian Christians are breathing easier. At the time of the fall of that government in the summer of 2013, Father Rafik Greiche, head of the press office of the Egyptian Catholic Bishops’ Conference, said: “The ousting of President Morsi is a joyous...