New archbishop says Scotland’s re-evangelization rooted in Christ

Glasgow, Scotland, Sep 10, 2012 / 05:28 pm (CNA).- The new Archbishop of Glasgow used his inaugural homily to propose a vision for the re-evangelization of Scotland, which he said is rooted in a personal encounter with Jesus Christ.  “I think it is very important to stress that the proposal the Church makes to the world today is not an idea, or a plan or a policy, but a person,” said Archbishop Philip Tartaglia during Mass at St. Andrew’s Cathedral in Glasgow Sept. … [Read more...]

Chilean archbishop tells addicts that recovery is possible

Santiago, Chile, Sep 10, 2012 / 04:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- During a visit to the St. Joaquin Rehabilitation Center in Santiago, Chile, Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati told those struggling to break free from drug and alcohol addiction that rehabilitation is possible. “You all have every chance to make your lives into something very precious,” Archbishop Ezzati told the patients and staff of the center, run by the local Hope Corporation. “The fundamental issue is … [Read more...]

Pakistani teen released on bail in blasphemy case

Islamabad, Pakistan, Sep 10, 2012 / 01:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A 14-year-old Christian girl with Down's syndrome who has been held on suspicion of burning pages of the Quran was released on bail Saturday, Sept. 8. “The court’s decision to release Rimsha on bail gives courage to other judges to act in a similar way,” Bishop Sebastian Shaw of the Lahore Archdiocese told Aid to the Church in Need. “Many Muslims were thinking in a positive, sympathetic way but … [Read more...]

Iranian pastor freed after three years, acquitted of apostasy charges

Washington D.C., Sep 10, 2012 / 12:42 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid continued pressure from the international community, Christian pastor Yousef Nadarkhani has been released from an Iranian prison after nearly three years of facing the threat of execution for his religion. “Today marks a day of celebration,” said the American Center for Law and Justice in a Sept. 10 statement. “Your prayers, your advocacy, and your voice has been heard.” The organization hailed the … [Read more...]

Iranian pastor freed after three years, acquitted of apostasy charges

Washington D.C., Sep 10, 2012 / 12:42 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid continued pressure from the international community, Christian pastor Yousef Nadarkhani has been released from an Iranian prison after nearly three years of facing the threat of execution for his religion. “Today marks a day of celebration,” said the American Center for Law and Justice in a Sept. 10 statement. “Your prayers, your advocacy, and your voice has been heard.” The organization hailed the … [Read more...]

Christians, Muslims to hold vigil as Lebanon papal visit approaches

Rome, Italy, Sep 10, 2012 / 12:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Christians and Muslims will come together for a prayer vigil on Sept. 12 to invoke the protection of God and the Virgin Mary over Pope Benedict XVI's upcoming visit to the country this week. Vatican-based Fides News Agency reported that four processions of young people will converge upon the “Garden of Mary” in Beirut's Museum Square on Wednesday.   At 8 p.m. local time the vigil will begin, with Christian and … [Read more...]

African American pastor says Democrats do not serve black interests

Charlotte, N.C., Sep 10, 2012 / 10:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As delegates at the Democratic National Convention celebrated the party's decision to reiterate its support for abortion and officially endorse “gay marriage,” an African American leader said that these policies harm the black community. “As far as I'm concerned, the Democratic Party is not pro-African American,” said Rev. Bill Owens, president of the Coalition of African American Pastors. Owens told … [Read more...]


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