Priest’s new film says physics help prove existence of God

Irvine, Calif., Aug 11, 2012 / 05:02 pm (CNA).- A new film by philosopher, priest and producer Father Robert Spitzer aims to integrate faith and reason by making the claim that God's existence can be proved through scientific evidence. “We thought the whole story wasn’t being told in the media about the evidence for God from physics,” the Jesuit priest told CNA. “We’re utterly convinced that the evidence from physics shows the existence of God and … [Read more...]

Ignatian Volunteer Corps brings spiritual dimension to service

Boston, Mass., Aug 11, 2012 / 01:00 pm (CNA).-  There are many organizations that provide people with opportunities to use their lifetime of experience to give back to others, but the Ignatian Volunteer Corps provides something many others do not -- the opportunity for spiritual growth.Jesuit Fathers Jim Conroy and Charles Costello created the IVC in 1995 to allow retired or mature men and women the chance to use their experience in ministry.The priests combined the principle of … [Read more...]

Romney names Catholic Rep. Paul Ryan as running mate

Norfolk, Va., Aug 11, 2012 / 12:59 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has announced that the outspoken pro-life Catholic Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin will be his running mate for the 2012 election. The two men appeared together the morning of Aug. 11 in Norfolk, Va. at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard at the base of the USS Wisconsin, a retired battleship. “Paul Ryan is a leader,” Romney said. “His leadership begins with character and … [Read more...]

New Buffalo bishop stresses need for modern-day martyrs

Buffalo, N.Y., Aug 11, 2012 / 07:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As Bishop Richard J. Malone became the fourteenth Bishop of Buffalo, N.Y. on Aug. 10, he outlined the need for martyrs who will witness to Jesus Christ through “a daily dying to self.” Bishop Malone, the former bishop of Portland, Maine, noted that his installation on the Feast of St. Lawrence – who was martyred by fire – and the day after the Feast of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, the Jewish convert and … [Read more...]