Imprisoned Christian pastor banned from trial

Washington D.C., Jan 24, 2013 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An American citizen imprisoned in Iran for his Christian faith has been barred from attending his own trial and faces serious danger, warned a legal team monitoring his case. “Iran has continued its lies and disinformation campaign to deflect attention from its abuse of this U.S. citizen for his faith,” said Jordan Sekulow, executive director of the American Center for Law and Justice. In a series of Jan. 21-23 blog … [Read more...]

Vatican hopes to resume accepting credit card payments

Vatican City, Jan 23, 2013 / 08:03 pm (CNA).- With credit card transactions suspended in Vatican City since the new year, three-way talks are due to be held among the stakeholders on Jan. 25 to help resolve the situation. “The parties have resumed work and in the course of next week there will be a technical meeting,” the Italian wire service ANSA was told Jan. 17. Italy's central bank, the Bank of Italy – analogous to America's Federal Reserve – refused to … [Read more...]

Lawmakers lament 40 years of legalized abortion

Washington D.C., Jan 23, 2013 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pro-life politicians from across the country reflected on four decades of legal abortion in America, offering prayers and the promise of renewed efforts to build a culture of life. Newly-elected Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) said that she is “heartbroken” by all the lives that have been devastated by abortion, but also “hopeful and inspired” by the young people who represent the future of the pro-life … [Read more...]