Portland charity celebrates 25 years of serving disabled community

Portland, Ore., Aug 5, 2012 / 05:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Portland, Oregon branch of an international charity that uses interpersonal relationships to serve people with developmental disabilities will celebrate its 25th year of service in the area. “L'Arche is about creating a world where it is not just an act of charity to befriend a person with developmental disabilities but where it is an act of connecting with ones own humanity,” Tamara Yates told CNA. L'Arche … [Read more...]

Promoting life, one balloon at a time

Chicago, Ill., Aug 5, 2012 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- Eight years ago, Brother Chad McCoy of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius at St. John Cantius Parish called around to see who could take part in a trip to Washington, D.C. for the annual March for Life.He had no idea that it was the beginning of a new chapter in Chicago’s pro-life movement and the birth of the St. John Cantius pro-life teen group in which a significant role is played by Chicago Crusaders for Life.As he loaded 15 kids … [Read more...]

Pope Benedict challenges believers to put God before worldly cares

Castel Gandolfo, Italy, Aug 5, 2012 / 12:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- God's promise of a new and eternal life deserves priority over earthly desires for things that can never satisfy the heart, Pope Benedict XVI taught in his Aug. 5 Sunday Angelus address at Castel Gandolfo.“Jesus wants to help people move beyond the immediate satisfaction of their material needs, although they are important too. He wants to open a horizon of existence which is not simply that of the daily concerns of … [Read more...]

Order of Preachers founder St. Dominic celebrated Aug. 8

Denver, Colo., Aug 5, 2012 / 07:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Aug. 8, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast day of St. Dominic Guzman, who helped the cause of orthodoxy in the medieval Church by founding the Order of Preachers, also known as Dominicans. “This great saint reminds us that in the heart of the Church a missionary fire must always burn,” Pope Benedict XVI said in a February 2010 General Audience talk on the life of St. Dominic. In his life, the Pope said, “the … [Read more...]