Obama voices unprecedented support for ‘gay marriage’

Washington D.C., May 9, 2012 / 04:55 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- President Barack Obama has become the first U.S. president to publicly support “gay marriage,” breaking silence on the issue and pointing to his Christian faith as a motivation for his position. “I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married,” Obama said in a May 9 interview with ABC News' Robin Roberts. Presumptive Republican president … [Read more...]

Nine years later, widow still praying for husband’s killers

Rome, Italy, May 9, 2012 / 04:04 pm (CNA).- Margherita Coletta, whose husband Giuseppe – a brigade general of the Italian police – was murdered in an Iraqi suicide attack in 2003, continues to pray that his killers will receive God's mercy.“True justice will come from God,” Margherita told Italian daily Avvenire on May 8. In an interview with the paper, she recalled the tragic date of Nov. 12, 2003, when a suicide attack on the Italian base in Nassiriyah left 19 soldiers and nine civilians dead. … [Read more...]