Planned Parenthood rally speakers frame pro-life views as anti-woman

Charlotte, N.C., Sep 4, 2012 / 05:32 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Supporters of Planned Parenthood argued at a Sept. 4 rally that pro-life views amount to the belief that women are inferior and should not have certain rights.Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) asserted that pro-life politicians are trying to remove "women's basic rights" and the ability to control "their destinies."Republicans believe that women "are not created equal" and do not include women … [Read more...]

Planned Parenthood rally speakers frame pro-life views as anti-woman

Charlotte, N.C., Sep 4, 2012 / 05:32 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Supporters of Planned Parenthood argued at a Sept. 4 rally that pro-life views amount to the belief that women are inferior and should not have certain rights.Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) asserted that pro-life politicians are trying to remove "women's basic rights" and the ability to control "their destinies."Republicans believe that women "are not created equal" and do not include women … [Read more...]

World Youth Day organizers report widespread interest

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sep 4, 2012 / 04:37 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- According to World Youth Day Rio organizers, less than 24 hours after registration for the event opened, some 220 groups from all parts of the globe have begun the process.The very first pilgrim to sign up for the gathering was Pope Benedict XVI, who is planning to be in Rio to meet with the youth.Sister Maria Shaiane, director of registration for World Youth Day 2013, told CNA that the event is “open to all … [Read more...]

Upholding ethical truths is not intolerance, Pope states

Castel Gandolfo, Italy, Sep 4, 2012 / 02:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI told a group of his former students that Christians should not be scared to uphold ethical truths despite the fear of being branded “intolerant.” “Today, the concepts of truth and intolerance have almost fused together, so that to say that one has the truth becomes synonymous with intolerance. And we Christians do not dare to believe or to speak about the truth,” the Pope said in … [Read more...]

Father Groeschel steps down from EWTN show

Irondale, Ala., Sep 4, 2012 / 10:42 am (CNA).- Franciscan friar Father Benedict Groeschel has stepped down as host of EWTN’s Sunday Night Prime television show following his apology for making comments about the sexual abuse of minors.“Father Benedict has led a life of tremendous compassion and service to others and his spiritual insights have been a great gift to the EWTN family for many years. We are profoundly grateful to him and assure him of our prayers,” Michael P. … [Read more...]

Pope pays tribute to Cardinal Martini as a tireless servant

Milan, Italy, Sep 4, 2012 / 10:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI paid tribute to Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, who was buried Sept. 3 in Milan, the northern Italian city where he served as archbishop for over two decades.“May the Lord, who guided Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini his whole life, receive this tireless servant of the Gospel and of the Church in the Heavenly Jerusalem,” said Pope Benedict in a personal message that was read to mourners by his representative, … [Read more...]


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