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
Houston, Texas, Oct 16, 2014 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- City officials in Houston have filed a subpoena against local pastors over a lawsuit regarding a bill that would do away with sex-assigned restrooms. After citizens filed a lawsuit against the City of Houston for failing to accept petitions for the repeal of the controversial “bathroom bill” allowing
Dallas, Texas, Oct 15, 2014 / 05:10 pm (CNA).- Catholics in Texas are praying for the two nurses infected with Ebola, one of whom is a devout Catholic in communication with a priest. “It is with profound sadness that we learn of the two Dallas healthcare workers being treated for the Ebola virus after caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, Nina Pham and Amber Joy Vi
Here is a translation of the Pope’s message Friday to the director of the FAO on the occasion of World Food Day. The theme this year was Family Agriculture: ”Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth.” * * * To Mister Jose Graziano da Silva Director General of FAO Yet another year, the World Food day echo...
Here is a translation of the Pope's message Friday to the Italian Catholic University Federation (FUCI), on the occasion of the Extraordinary Congress for the Beatification of Pope Paul VI, that took place in Arezzo from October 16-18. The theme was: In Spirit and Truth. The Testimony of Giovanni Battista Montini i...