Ferguson, Mo., Nov 26, 2014 / 04:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Beneath the ongoing unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, are deep-rooted societal conflicts that are boiling over, say local leaders, and the Church has an opportunity to be at the forefront of reconciliation. “This has been a long time in the making, especially the St. Louis area,” said Dr. Norm White, a pro
Olympia, Wash., Nov 26, 2014 / 02:27 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Washington state regulations cannot constitutionally require pharmacies and pharmacists to dispense abortion-causing contraceptives, said lawyers leading a legal challenge to the rules. “The government has no business punishing citizens solely because of their religious beliefs,” Luke Goodrich, deputy
Ferguson, Mo., Nov 25, 2014 / 10:31 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archbishop of St. Louis rejected violent responses to a grand jury’s decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer who killed a teenager, asking instead for prayer and action to solve underlying community problems. “Since the grand jury received the case in August, we have seen offensive and vio
Portland, Ore., Nov 25, 2014 / 12:02 am (CNA).- A founder of the Human Rights Campaign, an influential gay advocacy group that has begun targeting Catholic bishops for protests, has been arrested for alleged sexual abuse of a teen boy in Oregon. Terrence Patrick Bean, 66, was indicted on two felony counts of third-degree sodomy and one misdemeanor count of t
Oklahoma City, Okla., Nov 24, 2014 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Next year’s World Meeting of Families – which Pope Francis has confirmed he will attend – will be a “tremendous catechetical moment” for the Church, affirmed one U.S. archbishop. “This will be an opportunity, I think, for a powerful catechesis on the dignity of marriage, the uniqueness of marria
Gary, Ind., Nov 24, 2014 / 02:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has named the next bishop of Gary, Indiana: Milwaukee’s Auxiliary Bishop Donald J. Hying, who drew praise for his commitment to evangelization and to the sanctity of life. “I am humbled, honored and excited to embrace the call to serve the Church in the Diocese of Gary, Indiana,” Bishop Hying
Washington D.C., Nov 24, 2014 / 10:47 am (CNA).- A new website informing Americans whether or not their health plans cover abortion is up and running, with advocates saying it provides the transparency in the health care law that the government failed to deliver. The website ObamacareAbortion.com seeks to “inform Americans about abortion coverage in Obamacar
From Nov. 20 to Nov. 23 at Verona was held the 4thedition of the Festival of the Social Doctrine of the Church, on the theme: “Beyond Places, Within Time.” The Pope sent a video-message to the participants. Here is a translation of the transcription of the Pope’s words. * * * Beloved, A cordial greeting ...
The 19th Public Session of the Pontifical Academies was held Nov. 20 in Rome. It was organized this year by the International Marian Pontifical Academy on the theme: “Mary, Icon of God’s Infinite Beauty. The Marialis Cultus, and the Marian-Mariological Teaching of Blessed Paul VI. “ The works were opened by Cardi...
Here is a translation of the Pope’s address to the participants in the Pilgrimage of the Pauline Family, on the occasion of the closing of the Centenary Year of the Pauline charism and in memory of Blessed Giacomo Alberione. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters of the Pauline Family! I receive you joyfully on the ...