Catholic leaders say Pope will be remembered for marriage defense

Rome, Italy, Feb 20, 2013 / 03:59 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Two leaders from one of the world’s largest pro-life groups think Pope Benedict XVI will be remembered for defending traditional marriage and his contributions to bioethics.“He defended marriage as between a man and a woman and made statements, which later he was attacked for, because we really are in a very concerning situation where same-sex ‘marriage’ is being legalized worldwide,” said Monsignor Ignacio … [Read more...]

Catholic thinkers: Pope will be remembered for marriage defense

Rome, Italy, Feb 20, 2013 / 03:59 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Two leaders from one of the world’s largest pro-life groups think Pope Benedict XVI will be remembered for defending traditional marriage and his contributions to bioethics.“He defended marriage as between a man and a woman and made statements, which later he was attacked for, because we really are in a very concerning situation where same-sex ‘marriage’ is being legalized worldwide,” said Monsignor Ignacio … [Read more...]

No suspects yet in Tanzanian killing of Catholic priest

CNA STAFF, Feb 20, 2013 / 12:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).-  According to Paolo Taffuri, the coordinator of Radio Maria Africa, officials in Tanzania have not yet found those responsible for the recent death of a local priest.“When the priest was heading to Mass on Sunday, two men on a motorcycle approached him and shot him in the head, killing him instantly,” Taffuri said. “So far no arrests have been made and police are investigating the motive behind the … [Read more...]

Pope considering changes to papal election rules

Vatican City, Feb 20, 2013 / 08:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI is considering modifying the laws that govern how a Pope is elected, given the circumstances created by his resignation.Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See Press Office, told journalists Feb. 20 that Pope Benedict is thinking about publishing a document to further clarify the conclave section of the Apostolic Constitution.This means he would have to issue a motu proprio – a new set of legal … [Read more...]

Benedict XVI’s crowds slightly larger than John Paul II’s

Rome, Italy, Feb 20, 2013 / 06:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The streets of Rome are beginning to fill with pilgrims coming to see Benedict XVI for one last time, bringing to mind the crowds that flocked to his predecessor and raising the question of how the crowds of the current Pope compare with those. Father Christopher Kieran from the Pontifical Household told CNA Feb. 19 that the number of people attending audiences and Angelus prayers with Pope Benedict has been “very good.” He … [Read more...]

Young Catholics recall Pope’s profound outreach

Denver, Colo., Feb 20, 2013 / 04:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As Pope Benedict XVI prepares to conclude his duties as Holy Father, young Catholics are recalling his marked efforts to renew the faith of the youth throughout the world.Catholic youth speaker and author Chris Stefanick told CNA that the Pope has been “extremely effective with young people” because of the “amazing clarity” and “humility with which he has carried out his pontificate.”Echoing his … [Read more...]

Cardinal Dolan finds common ground with Obama on guns

New York City, N.Y., Feb 20, 2013 / 02:00 am (CNA).- Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York highlighted President Barack Obama's “call for sensible steps on gun control,” noting that it is an area of agreement for the two leaders.“I found myself nodding in agreement when the President said, '….Overwhelming majorities of Americans – Americans who believe in the Second Amendment – have come together around common-sense reform, like background checks … [Read more...]


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