Basketball pros to become Catholic campus missionaries

Denver, Colo., Feb 14, 2013 / 12:03 am (CNA).- Best friends Jennifer Risper and Christina Wirth have given up professional basketball to become Catholic missionaries with the Fellowship of Catholic University Students' outreach to student athletes. “It is always a wonderful consolation to see young people of such caliber decide to serve the Lord and to have a heart for reaching other athletes,” Thomas Wurtz, director of the FOCUS division Varsity Catholic, told CNA Feb. … [Read more...]

Pentagon criticized for offering spousal benefits to gay couples

Washington D.C., Feb 13, 2013 / 05:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Department of Defense has drawn criticism over new policies providing same-sex partners some of the benefits normally reserved to military spouses.The new policies make “a mockery of the Defense of Marriage Act that is still the law of this nation,” said Chaplain Ron Crews, a retired Army Reserve Colonel and executive director of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty.Speaking to CNA on Feb. 13, Crews decried … [Read more...]