Steubenville axes Catholic chapel from logo after legal threat

Steubenville, Ohio, Jul 26, 2012 / 05:03 pm (CNA).- In response to a threatened lawsuit from an atheist group, the Steubenville, Ohio city council says it will remove from its new city logo an image of the Franciscan University of Steubenville’s chapel. The action drew criticism from Franciscan University’s vice president of advancement Michael Hernon. “We find it particularly troubling that an out of town and out of touch group targeted the University for removal from … [Read more...]

Women’s candle business aims to ‘keep noses in the Bible’

Denver, Colo., Jul 26, 2012 / 12:09 pm (CNA).- A new, Denver-based candle business seeks to share the richness of the Bible while helping support the local pro-life community. “As women who enjoy giving of our time, talents and treasures, we felt a calling to inspire others, as we have been inspired, to continue the journey with the written Word,” co-owners Jewels Nutter and Shelly Saeman told CNA in a July 22 interview. Nutter and Saeman head a unique business called Joshua … [Read more...]

Public frustration prompts new campaign for political civility

New Haven, Conn., Jul 26, 2012 / 11:51 am (CNA/EWTN News).- With nearly 80 percent of U.S. residents expressing frustration over the tone of political discourse, the Knights of Columbus have launched an initiative to restore respectful and thoughtful discussion.“The American people want and deserve civility and a conversation on the issues rather than personal attacks,” Supreme Knight Carl Anderson said in a July 26 statement about the new “Civility in America” … [Read more...]

Court upholds S. Dakota rule based on abortion’s suicide risk

Sioux Falls, S.D., Jul 26, 2012 / 04:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A federal appeals court has upheld a South Dakota informed consent rule requiring that abortion doctors warn women seeking abortions about the increased risks of suicide.Leslee J. Unruh, President of the pro-life counseling group Alpha Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., backed the law and praised the July 24 ruling.She said the decision is a victory for “all women who have ever been deceived into thinking that aborting their … [Read more...]

One Million Moms campaign urges removal of anti-family show

Washington D.C., Jul 26, 2012 / 02:19 am (CNA).- A group of concerned mothers across the country is protesting an upcoming television show that depicts homosexuality and surrogate childbearing as “the new normal family.”“NBC's ‘The New Normal’ is attempting to desensitize America and our children,” said the pro-family organization, One Million Moms. “It is the opposite of how families are designed and created. You cannot recreate the biological … [Read more...]

Olympic Cross aims to foster faith during games

London, England, Jul 26, 2012 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics in England have created an Olympic Cross to help reach out to Olympians and attendees of the 2012 Olympic Games. “We wanted to create a keepsake that symbolizes everything the games truly represent, something we could then pass on to future Olympic host nations,” explained James Parker, Catholic Executive Coordinator for the 2012 Games. “As Christians our lives mean nothing without the Cross and so this … [Read more...]

SSPX set three conditions for reunification with Rome

Rome, Italy, Jul 25, 2012 / 06:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Society of St. Pius X's three conditions for re-uniting with Rome have been revealed in a letter sent by their General Secretary to the society’s superiors across the world. “The freedom to accuse and even to correct the promoters of the errors or the innovations of modernism, liberalism, and Vatican II and its aftermath,” is listed as part of the first condition in the July 17 letter from Fr. Christian … [Read more...]