Cardinal DiNardo prods Congress to address contraception mandate

Washington D.C., Aug 4, 2012 / 05:06 pm (CNA).- Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston urged members of Congress to take swift action against the federal contraception mandate as it goes into effect for many employers around the country. The cardinal emphasized that the U.S. bishops “continue to advocate for life-affirming health care for all, especially for poor and vulnerable people,” but added that they “do not see this policy as a step in that … [Read more...]

Meet Regis Jesuit’s Olympic hopeful Missy Franklin

Denver, Colo., Aug 4, 2012 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- After record-breaking performances with the Regis Jesuit girls’ swim team last season, junior Missy Franklin now has her eyes on the U.S. Swimming Olympic Team Trials to be held this summer in Omaha.At 16, Missy Franklin, a junior at Regis Jesuit High School Girls Division in Aurora, is the youngest member of the U.S. National Swim Team.Ranked first in the world in the 200 freestyle and 200 backstroke, first in the country in the 100 … [Read more...]

Christian film aims to curb human trafficking in India

Mumbai, India, Aug 4, 2012 / 07:13 am (CNA).- A group of independent film makers is using media to put an end to the epidemic of human trafficking that has plagued India's “untouchables” for centuries. “We can see ourselves in this story and when we do that we get involved,” Brent Martz, co-producer of “Not Today” told CNA. He hopes the film, which is set to release sometime next spring, will help make human trafficking in India a reality to … [Read more...]