MLK was Christ-inspired, says head Knight of Peter Claver

Mobile, Ala., Jan 20, 2013 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Martin Luther King Day is a time to promote racial harmony in America and honor the slain civil rights leader who was “inspired by the teachings of Christ,” says the head of the Knights of Peter Claver. “Considering that so many 'church-going folks' were supporting segregation and Jim Crow laws during the civil rights movement, it is wonderful that King dedicated his life to employing Christ's teachings to … [Read more...]

MLK was Christ-inspired, says head Knight of Peter Claver

Mobile, Ala., Jan 20, 2013 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Martin Luther King Day is a time to promote racial harmony in America and honor the slain civil rights leader who was “inspired by the teachings of Christ,” says the head of the Knights of Peter Claver. “Considering that so many 'church-going folks' were supporting segregation and Jim Crow laws during the civil rights movement, it is wonderful that King dedicated his life to employing Christ's teachings to … [Read more...]

Crowds at Irish rally show country’s pro-life legacy

Dublin, Ireland, Jan 20, 2013 / 01:07 pm (CNA).- Fine Gael, the majority party in the Irish coalition government, will have “awoken a sleeping giant” if they move to legalize abortion, say organizers of a massive pro-life vigil.Unofficial observers estimated numbers in excess of 35,000 people, which packed Dublin's city center in the largest pro-life rally ever seen in Ireland to oppose government plans to legalize abortion.The government has said it will move to introduce … [Read more...]

Pope urges prayers for peace during Christian Unity Week

Vatican City, Jan 20, 2013 / 09:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI asked for more prayers of world peace as part of the Christian Unity week celebrated this week."For the prayer of Christian unity I would like to add again that one for peace, because, in the ongoing diverse conflicts, and end to the massacres of unarmed civilians, an end to all violence, and that courage to dialogue and to negotiate is found," he told thousands of pilgrims from his Aposotolic Palace window at … [Read more...]

Church remembers St. Paul’s companions, Sts. Timothy and Titus

Denver, Colo., Jan 20, 2013 / 06:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Jan. 26, the Roman Catholic Church celebrates the liturgical memorial of Saints Timothy and Titus, close companions of the Apostle Paul and bishops of the Catholic Church in its earliest days.Both men received letters from St. Paul, which are included in the New Testament.   Eastern Catholics and Eastern Orthodox Christians also venerate the saints, but do not combine their commemorations. Instead, the Byzantine tradition … [Read more...]


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