LA archdiocese vows continued anti-abuse efforts

Los Angeles, Calif., Jan 22, 2013 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- As former priests face litigation over sexual abuse, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has renewed its commitment to protect the young people of the Church. “No institution has learned more from mistakes made decades ago in dealing with priests who have abused young people than the Archdiocese of Los Angeles,” said a Jan. 22 release from the archdiocese. “The past cannot be changed, but we have learned from it. We are … [Read more...]

Women recount pain, suffering following abortions

Washington D.C., Jan 22, 2013 / 02:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Forty years after abortion was legalized throughout America, women who have been victims of the procedure are speaking out about the trauma and suffering it has caused in their lives. “Women need better options than the death of their baby,” said Olivia Gans Turner, who became the director of American Victims of Abortion after experiencing the deep emotional pain that accompanied an abortion. Turner was one of five … [Read more...]

Vietnamese communist leader meets Pope for first time

Vatican City, Jan 22, 2013 / 01:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict received in audience today the secretary general of Vietnam's Communist Party, discussing issues of interest to the Vatican city-state and Vietnam. The pontiff spoke with Nguyên Phú Trong on Jan. 22, who then met with Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone and the Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Dominique Mamberti. The Church leaders addressed with Trong their hopes of … [Read more...]

Vietnamese communist leader meets Pope for first time

Vatican City, Jan 22, 2013 / 01:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict received in audience today the secretary general of Vietnam's Communist Party, discussing issues of interest to the Vatican city-state and Vietnam. The pontiff spoke with Nguyên Phú Trong on Jan. 22, who then met with Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone and the Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Dominique Mamberti. The Church leaders addressed with Trong their hopes of … [Read more...]

Pope names Brazilian born priest new head of Vatican TV

Vatican City, Jan 22, 2013 / 12:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a restructuring of Vatican communication departments, a Brazilian born priest will be the new director of the Vatican TV station. Pope Benedict appointed Fr. Dario Edoardo Viganò, professor at the Pontifical Lateran University and cinema expert, to take the place of Father Federico Lombardi. “I feel very happy about this decision that has been taken because I still have a lot of work to do as head of Vatican Radio and … [Read more...]

Pope names Brazilian born priest new head of Vatican TV

Vatican City, Jan 22, 2013 / 12:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a restructuring of Vatican communication departments, a Brazilian born priest will be the new director of the Vatican TV station. Pope Benedict appointed Fr. Dario Edoardo Viganò, professor at the Pontifical Lateran University and cinema expert, to take the place of Father Federico Lombardi. “I feel very happy about this decision that has been taken because I still have a lot of work to do as head of Vatican Radio and … [Read more...]

Pope Benedict celebrates St. Agnes with blessing of lambs

Vatican City, Jan 22, 2013 / 10:43 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a traditional ceremony marking the feast of Saint Agnes, Pope Benedict blessed a pair of lambs whose wool will be used to make palliums for the Church's new metropolitan archbishops. On Jan. 21, the priests of Rome's Cathedral of St. John Lateran presented the Pope with the lambs in baskets with flowers. The wool of the lambs, who were raised by the Trappists of Tre Fontane Monastery, will be used to make palliums, a … [Read more...]


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