Colombia overwhelmingly re-elects pro-life official

Bogotá, Colombia, Nov 29, 2012 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With 80 out 99 possible votes, the Colombian senate re-elected Attorney General Alejandro Ordonez on Nov. 27 to a new four-year term. Ordonez, whose firm pro-life stance has come under fire over the past several months, beat out candidate Maria Mercedes Lopez, who received five votes and Orlando Gallo, who received only two. “I thank God and thank the Senators for their independence and the officials of the Justice … [Read more...]

Fixing economic crisis requires financial and moral truth, priest says

Rome, Italy, Nov 29, 2012 / 01:33 pm (CNA).- The solution to the ongoing economic troubles is to adopt a worldview that combines both economic and moral truths, Father Robert Sirico said as he presented his new book.Father Robert Sirico, co-founder of the Acton Institute think tank, introduced his book titled "Defending the Free Market: the Moral Case for a Free Economy" on Nov. 28 in Rome."I wrote the book because I was concerned that there's such a false set of … [Read more...]

Artist praises family as he receives Vatican award

Vatican City, Nov 29, 2012 / 12:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Artist David Lopez Ribes noted the importance of his wife and children in his life as he received the award in the category of painting from the Pontifical Academies at the Vatican. The Spanish father of six told CNA after the Nov. 21 event that although he does not have one particular masterpiece among his work, “if there were one, it would for sure be my family.” Lopez Ribes is a multidisciplinary artist devoted to … [Read more...]

Missouri business granted injunction against HHS mandate

St. Louis, Mo., Nov 29, 2012 / 11:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A federal appeals court on Nov. 28 granted a Catholic business owner in Missouri an injunction against the Department of Health and Human Services mandate that he says violates his religious freedom by forcing him to provide insurance coverage for morally objectionable drugs and procedures.“The order sends a message that the religious beliefs of employers must be respected by the government,” said Francis Manion, … [Read more...]

Advent calendar to promote work of Bethlehem hospital

Washington D.C., Nov 29, 2012 / 04:19 am (CNA).- Supporters of Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem will launch an internet Advent calendar to help the world learn more about the patients and staff at the maternity hospital located only 500 yards from what is traditionally considered the birthplace of Jesus.“So many families have come to know Holy Family Hospital as the birthplace of hope because they know that no one ever arrives at its doors to hear, ‘there is no … [Read more...]

Irish pro-life group insists abortion on demand is likely

Dublin, Ireland, Nov 29, 2012 / 02:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An Irish pro-life group has reiterated its opposition to proposed new regulations or laws on abortion, warning that these would effectively allow “abortion on demand.”“All of the options, basically, allow abortion in one way or other,” Ide Nic Athuna, a spokeswoman for the Irish pro-life group Youth Defence, told CNA Nov. 28.“These allow for the deliberate abortion procedure, which is the intentional … [Read more...]

GQ magazine names pro-life activist ‘Rebel of the Year’

New York City, N.Y., Nov 29, 2012 / 12:04 am (CNA).- A secular men's magazine has praised Chinese anti-abortion advocate Chen Guangcheng in its December 2012 issue, placing him on the list of “Man of the Year.” Gentleman's Quarterly, the popular men's entertainment and fashion magazine, lauded the blind activist for his fight against forced abortions and sterilizations in China, calling him a “humanitarian cause célèbre.” Despite its usual … [Read more...]