Cardinal Burke heartened by US pro-life marches

Rome, Italy, Jan 26, 2013 / 04:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Raymond Burke says that the pro-life marches taking place across America this week “are a most important witness to the respect for the inviolable dignity of every human life.” “It is heartening to note the increased participation in the pro-life marches,” the head of the Vatican's highest tribunal, the Apostolic Signatura, told CNA Jan. 23. “Surely, the witness of the pro-life marches gives … [Read more...]

Vatican health official urges charity for leprosy sufferers

Vatican City, Jan 26, 2013 / 11:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Anticipating the 60th World Leprosy Day, the head of the Vatican council for health care workers encouraged Christians to intensify their love and service to those afflicted with the disease. “This event constitutes for all Christians...a valuable opportunity to relaunch their efforts in favor of those who are directly afflicted by Mycobacterium Leprae or are indirectly affected by it,” Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski, president … [Read more...]

Rally against civil unions bill warns of ‘great persecution’

Denver, Colo., Jan 26, 2013 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Around 200 opponents of a Colorado civil unions bill rallied at the state capitol Jan. 25, warning that the legislation not only redefines marriage but could shut down Catholic adoption agencies in the state. “We stand up today because we see that the real goal of civil union legislation is social endorsement of same-sex unions, and soon enough, the redefinition of marriage,” said rally speaker Kate Sweeney, assistant … [Read more...]

Cardinal O’Malley calls pro-life movement to grow in faith

Washington D.C., Jan 25, 2013 / 06:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley of Boston encouraged pro-life pilgrims from across America to deepen their faith, explaining that a culture of life must be founded upon the conversion of our own lives.“Our task is to live our faith so intensely,” the cardinal said, “that we will generate a culture of life.”Over 13,000 people gathered on the evening of Jan. 24 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of … [Read more...]

Bishop: National Catholic Reporter undermines Church teaching

Kansas City, Mo., Jan 25, 2013 / 05:47 pm (CNA).- Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City-Saint Joseph announced his discouragement that the National Catholic Reporter has failed to live up to the “Catholic” portion of its name. “In light of the number of recent expressions of concern, I have a responsibility as the local bishop to instruct the Faithful about the problematic nature of this media source which bears the name 'Catholic,'” he wrote in his Jan. 25 column … [Read more...]


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