San Francisco, Calif., Feb 27, 2015 / 05:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Sam Singer’s public relations firm spun a Chevron oil refinery disaster in California and fought back a legal ruling in Ecuador that could have awarded billions of dollars to indigenous people for the company’s alleged pollution damage to the Amazon. Now he’s been hired […]
Washington D.C., Feb 26, 2015 / 06:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The State Department’s new LGBT special envoy will promote human rights abroad but could also pose a serious threat to religious freedom, said several experts in the field. “I believe this administration's long-term objective is more revolutionary,” said Dr. Tom Farr, director of the Religious […]
Washington D.C., Feb 26, 2015 / 03:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- When an employer’s hiring standards conflict with a prospective employee’s religious practice, when would the employer be guilty of discrimination for not hiring? That is the question currently before the Supreme Court, which held oral arguments yesterday in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores. Abercrombie […]
Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb 26, 2015 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pro-life leaders marked the death of Dr. John Willke by praising his adamant stand against legalized abortion and his tireless dedication to helping women and their unborn children. “The right-to-life movement has lost one of its most influential activists,” Carol Tobias, president of National Right […]
Washington D.C., Feb 25, 2015 / 04:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Middle Eastern Christian communities face extinction, and the results for the stability and peace of the region would be devastating, said an advocacy group asking Americans to speak out on their behalf. “They have been there since the time of Christ, and they are now […]
Washington D.C., Feb 24, 2015 / 03:45 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic and Evangelical humanitarian agencies are among the U.S. groups responding to the massive influx of unaccompanied minors from Latin America, but a new federal rule could require them to refer the children for abortion or lose their grants. A coalition of these faith-based […]
El Paso, Texas, Feb 23, 2015 / 07:10 pm (CNA).- Wading into the deep-seated topics of family, marriage, and religious freedom, the Catholic dioceses of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez will host a first-of-its-kind joint congress in April. The congress, organized by the Marriage and Family Life Ministry in the diocese of El Paso, will […]
Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See Press Office blasted an article on the Vatican's financial reform published by Italian news magazine L'Espresso, calling it "undignified and petty." The article in question claims to show an internal document that shows struggles within Curia members regar...
A pastoral letter to commemorate the Year of Consecrated Life dated February 26 was published this week by the Australian Catholic Bishops Commission for Church Ministry. “We welcome the invitation of Pope Francis to make this a year of thanksgiving and of deeper reflection on the calling of the consecrated men a...