Colombian priest killed in continuing trend of violence

Bogotá, Colombia, Feb 5, 2013 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A cardinal in Colombia is mourning the recent murder of a local priest, which brings the clergy death toll in the country to 83 since 1984.“Every murder is offensive, but the murder of a man who has dedicated his life to Christ and to the service of others causes special concern,” said Cardinal Ruben Salazar of Bogota, reacting to the murder.Father Luis Alfredo Suarez Salazar was killed on Feb. 2 by two unknown … [Read more...]

Peruvian cardinal calls for action to protect life

Lima, Peru, Feb 5, 2013 / 12:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Peruvian cardinal is asking the faithful to participate in the March for Life in Lima on March 23 to show their unwavering support for the dignity of all human life.“The time has come to demonstrate with action and on the streets,” said Cardinal Juan Luis Ciprian of Lima.The lives of the unborn are “in danger from very powerful forces that have a lot of money,” he warned.Those pushing for abortion have lost … [Read more...]

Archbishop hopes St. Peter art show will spark longing for God

Vatican City, Feb 5, 2013 / 11:53 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A unique art exhibition aimed at giving “voice to the nostalgia for God” found in modern culture will open at Castel Sant’Angelo tomorrow as part of the Year of Faith. The exhibit will bring together works from nine countries and will allow visitors to both contemplate beauty and “have an important meeting with the image of Peter,” Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting … [Read more...]

Archbishop hopes St. Peter art show will spark longing for God

Vatican City, Feb 5, 2013 / 11:53 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A unique art exhibition aimed at giving “voice to the nostalgia for God” found in modern culture will open at Castel Sant’Angelo tomorrow as part of the Year of Faith. The exhibit will bring together works from nine countries and will allow visitors to both contemplate beauty and “have an important meeting with the image of Peter,” Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting … [Read more...]

HHS mandate changes protect only ‘a few more ministries’

Washington D.C., Feb 5, 2013 / 04:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Legal analysts warned that the government’s new proposals on the HHS mandate do little to expand religious freedom protections for employers that object to it.“This unilateral redefinition of religious freedom undermines the sanctity of religious freedom for all people,” said legal expert Brian Walsh, “even those who are not affected and have no objection to these products and services.”Walsh, the … [Read more...]

Catholics, Reformed Christian groups acknowledge baptisms

Washington D.C., Feb 5, 2013 / 02:02 am (CNA).- Representatives of the U.S. bishops' conference and four Reformed Christian denominations have publicly affirmed that they recognize each other's baptisms as valid. “We are overjoyed at this historic recognition of one another's baptism and are committed to move forward in a new round exploring a common vision of the church,” said Auxiliary Bishop Denis J. Madden of Baltimore. The bishop, who chairs the U.S. Conference … [Read more...]

Indiana Catholics mourn loss of Bishop D’Arcy

South Bend, Ind., Feb 4, 2013 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend is mourning the recent death of its bishop emeritus, Bishop John M. D'Arcy, who led the diocese from 1985 until 2009. “I am filled with deep sadness at the death of a dear friend and brother bishop. We mourn the death of a good shepherd after the heart of Christ, a bishop who loved the Lord and his people with all his heart,” said current bishop Kevin C. Rhoades Sunday. “We … [Read more...]


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