FOCUS considers expanding mission to Europe

Rome, Italy, May 16, 2012 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- FOCUS campus ministry is considering taking their successful brand of youth apostolate to Europe in order to meet the challenge of evangelizing formerly Christian societies.  Founder and president Curtis Martin called the potential task “unique” in that “you are proclaiming the Gospel to people who already know parts of the Gospel.” “I think there is tremendous opportunity, especially in the Americas, but also in Western Europe because … [Read more...]

First video game about Jesus launches on Facebook

Denver, Colo., May 16, 2012 / 02:28 am (CNA).- On the heels of its widely-popular “The Journey of Moses” Facebook game, Lightside Games is venturing into historic territory by creating the first-ever video game based on the life of Jesus. “There's stories that need to be told in games,” Brent Dusing told CNA May 9, “and there's not a lot of games where you can do really good, positive things from a Christian stand point,”  Dusing, the founder and CEO of the Mountain View, Calif.-ba … [Read more...]

Franciscan University drops health insurance over HHS mandate

Steubenville, Ohio, May 16, 2012 / 12:01 am (CNA).- Rather than compromise its Catholic values by complying with the federal contraception mandate, Franciscan University has decided to drop its student health insurance.According to the school's website, Franciscan University of Steubenville chose to cut student health insurance altogether instead of participating “in a plan that requires us to violate the consistent teachings of the Catholic Church on the sacredness of human life.”The small Cat … [Read more...]