Pro-life groups care for mothers in crisis pregnancies

Washington D.C., Feb 3, 2013 / 04:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Organizations that offer pro-life aid for women facing difficult pregnancies stressed that there are both resources and tools available for mothers in need.The Sisters of Life “invite the women to come and live with us,” Sister Johanna, Superior of the Holy Respite in Manhattan, told CNA.In addition to the religious vows of chastity, poverty and obedience, Sisters of Life take an additional vow to protect and defend the … [Read more...]

Families re-evangelized through Catholic schools

Anchorage, Alaska, Feb 3, 2013 / 01:12 pm (CNA).- In societies that have largely forgotten or abandoned Christianity, Catholic schools are often seen as vital tools for reintroducing faith to the wider culture.Principal Jim Bailey of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School can testify to this. He was in the process of entering the Catholic Church when he became the principal of the South Anchorage elementary school in 2008.The children will lead“Being principal strengthened my desire to … [Read more...]

Pope: Proclaim God’s love with boldness

Vatican City, Feb 3, 2013 / 06:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday asked Christians to proclaim God’s love with “boldness, humility and coherence” like Jesus.“Let us ask the Lord to give each of us a spirit of courage and wisdom, so that in our words and actions, we may proclaim the saving truth of God’s love with boldness, humility and coherence,” said Pope Benedict in his remarks after the Sunday Angelus prayer.“Jesus did not come … [Read more...]

Welsh Church to honor courageous leadership of St. Teilo

Denver, Colo., Feb 3, 2013 / 06:15 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Among Welsh Catholics, Feb. 9 is the liturgical memorial of Saint Teilo, a sixth-century monk and bishop who led the Church in the Llandaff area of present-day Cardiff. His time as bishop included a major disease outbreak, which forced the local church and its leader into temporary exile.Though many details of his life are lost or unknown, the remaining evidence makes it clear that Teilo was an important and revered figure, who became a … [Read more...]