Over 100 pro-life organizations to march in Spain

Madrid, Spain, Aug 13, 2012 / 04:02 pm (CNA/Europa Press).- More than 100 organizations from Spain and around the world are set to participate in the International March for Life that will take place in the country next month. In Madrid and 60 other Spanish cities, the groups will convene on Oct. 7 to urge the government of Spain to repeal the country's law allowing abortion and to pass a “zero abortions” law. Organizers have titled the march, “For the Right to Life, … [Read more...]

Philadelphia archdiocese to sell major properties

Philadelphia, Pa., Aug 13, 2012 / 01:17 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has announced it will sell some of its large real estate holdings, including the archbishop’s residence, to reduce operating costs in the face of a multi-million dollar deficit.“The decision to sell these properties was not made lightly, but rather after prayer and careful consideration,” Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said Aug. 13. “Selling these assets will help … [Read more...]

Latino Catholic runner makes history at Olympic games

Austin, Texas, Aug 13, 2012 / 12:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Forty-four years since the last victory by an American, Leonel “Leo” Manzano won an Olympic silver medal for the U.S. in the 1500-meter race, to the delight of his fellow parishioners at St. Ignatius the Martyr in Austin, Texas. Born in Mexico and raised in the U.S., at five feet tall, Manzano caught the attention of the media first for his height and also for his habit of blessing himself and praying before … [Read more...]

Pope’s butler will stand trial for alleged document leaks

Vatican City, Aug 13, 2012 / 11:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI's personal assistant Paolo Gabriele has been charged with theft amid suspicion that he leaked confidential papal documents to the press with the help of an accomplice.Examining judge Piero Bonnet announced Aug. 13 that the papal aide would be tried in a Vatican City State court on charges of “aggravated theft,” Vatican Radio reported. If found guilty, he could face six years in jail.Claudio … [Read more...]