US called on to lead in Israel-Palestine peace efforts

Washington D.C., Jan 12, 2013 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Religious leaders from across the United States asked the Obama administration to make peace efforts between Israel and Palestine a priority over the next four years. “American political leadership is needed now more than ever to support both Israelis and Palestinians in creating a resilient and just peace,” said representatives of 35 Christian denominations. In a Jan. 7 letter to U.S. President Barack Obama, they … [Read more...]

Graciela Beltran: ‘Our faith is what keeps you strong’

Los Angeles, Calif., Jan 12, 2013 / 01:09 pm (CNA).- “This is in gratitude to what has happened in our lives this year that is about to end,” said Mexican singer Graciela Beltran, walking quickly through an ambulatory of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, followed by her entourage.Only one hour was left to rehearse and rest before performing at the first midnight celebration and Mass in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels Dec. … [Read more...]

Archbishop Chaput: Campus ministry has eternal value

Clearwater, Fla., Jan 12, 2013 / 06:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia offered encouragement to campus ministers this week, assuring them their mission “matters eternally because each human soul you touch is immortal.” “For every Rich Young Man who turns away from Christ, there's another young woman or man who longs for something more than this world can give – something deeper, richer and lasting,” he said in his Jan. 10 … [Read more...]