God draws greater good from evil acts, Aurora priest says at funeral

Aurora, Colo., Jul 27, 2012 / 05:55 pm (CNA).- In his funeral homily for a parishioner killed in the July 20 shooting in Aurora, Father Martin Lally said God allows evil things to happen in order to allow and inspire good.“While none of us can know precisely the mind of God, it is ... consistently proven that the response to evil acts is more powerful acts of kindness, compassion and courage,” Fr. Lally said July 28.“Our presence here is a true sign that love is more … [Read more...]

New San Francisco archbishop vows to support marriage, immigrants

San Francisco, Calif., Jul 27, 2012 / 05:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Shortly after his appointment to lead the Archdiocese of San Francisco was announced, Archbishop-designate Salvatore J. Cordileone committed to defend marriage and serve the needy, particularly immigrants, in his new position. “The Church of San Francisco has a tremendous legacy of Catholic ministries and participation in the local community for serving the common good,” he said, adding that he is inspired and … [Read more...]

Colo. company secures injunction against HHS mandate

Denver, Colo., Jul 27, 2012 / 03:23 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In the first legal ruling against the controversial HHS mandate, a federal judge has granted a temporary injunction protecting a Catholic-run business.   Judge John L. Kane of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado approved the injunction on the afternoon of July 27.   He said the harm of preventing the government from enforcing Congress-approved regulations “pales in comparison to the possible … [Read more...]

Catholic Relief Services tried to minimize risk of scandal with aid group

Washington D.C., Jul 27, 2012 / 12:07 pm (CNA).- Catholic Relief Services has said that it took steps to fight against the possibility of scandal due to its funding of an aid group that provides contraception in other countries. The U.S. bishops' overseas relief agency responded to recent concerns over its funding of CARE, an international humanitarian organization that provides relief to the needy in developing nations but also offers contraception and early abortion-inducing … [Read more...]

Catholic Relief Services tried to minimize risk of scandal with aid group

Washington D.C., Jul 27, 2012 / 12:07 pm (CNA).- Catholic Relief Services has said that it took steps to fight against the possibility of scandal due to its funding of an aid group that provides contraception in other countries. The U.S. bishops' overseas relief agency responded to recent concerns over its funding of CARE, an international humanitarian organization that provides relief to the needy in developing nations but also offers contraception and early abortion-inducing … [Read more...]

US bishops’ marriage advocate to lead San Francisco archdiocese

San Francisco, Calif., Jul 27, 2012 / 10:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of Oakland, Calif., the U.S. bishops’ leader on defense of marriage issues, has been named by Pope Benedict XVI as the ninth Archbishop of San Francisco.“I am pleased to welcome Archbishop-elect Cordileone and to assure him of our prayers, loyalty, support and cooperation, as well as our friendship and affection,” said Archbishop George H. Niederauer, who offered his resignation … [Read more...]

Former atheist poet reveals details of her Catholic conversion

Rome, Italy, Jul 27, 2012 / 03:51 am (CNA/EWTN News).- “Until two years ago, I was a really committed atheist and I really hated the Catholic Church,” said poet Sally Read, as she explained how all that dramatically changed during nine months in 2010.“The whole process took from March to December, and I was received into the Catholic Church at the Vatican in December, so it was a bit of a lightning flash,” she told CNA on July 24.A 41-year-old Englishwoman, … [Read more...]


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