March for Life board approves new leadership

Washington D.C., Aug 18, 2012 / 05:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Board members of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, Patrick Kelly and Jeanne Monahan, have been selected to serve as the new leaders following the death of president Nellie Gray. “Patrick and Jeanne are fantastic and intelligent leaders in the pro-life movement who will continue the great legacy set forth by Nellie Gray,” said Terrence Scanlon, who has served as Vice President of the March for Life Education … [Read more...]

Workcamp leads teens to Christ through service

New Orleans, La., Aug 18, 2012 / 01:03 pm (CNA).- It was a mission of service, but at its core, it was a mission of faith. More than 200 teens and young adults from across the United States traveled to New Orleans in June with a mission to serve as part of the Catholic Heart Workcamp program. Founded in 1993 by Steve and Lisa Walker of Orlando, Fla., Catholic Heart Workcamp (CHWC) is celebrating its 20th anniversary. What began as one camp with about 100 participants has evolved into 47 … [Read more...]

Cardinal George of Chicago has cancerous cells removed

Chicago, Ill., Aug 18, 2012 / 08:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archdiocese of Chicago has reported that Cardinal Francis George underwent surgery earlier this week to remove cancerous cells in his kidney, as well as a nodule in his liver. According to a brief statement Friday, doctors “will work with the Cardinal to plan a course of treatment,” after the Aug. 15 procedure which took place at Chicago's Loyola University Medical Center. The archdiocese said the 75-year-old … [Read more...]

After nephew’s death, Paul Brilliant walks 300 miles for life

Concord, Calif., Aug 18, 2012 / 06:59 am (CNA).- The uncle who took the place of his nephew Andrew Kentigern Moore, a pro-life advocate who was killed on a cross-country outreach walk, remembers him as a “gentle soul” who was motivated to work against abortion from an early age. “Once he understood that babies were being killed and women and families were being hurt in this way, he felt compelled to do something,” Paul Brilliant told CNA Aug 17. Moore began to pray in … [Read more...]