Congressional hearing highlights growing threat of anti-Semitism

Washington D.C., Mar 2, 2013 / 04:03 pm (CNA).- Witnesses at a recent hearing in Washington, D.C., warned that a resurrected anti-Semitism is sweeping the globe and could lead to dire consequences for democratic societies and members of all religions.          “When we fight anti-Semitism it is not only a matter of justice for Jewish fellow-citizens, but also of standing up for Christianity, and for Islam, and for the possibility of decent living itself,” … [Read more...]

College coach doesn’t long for the spotlight

Tampa, Fla., Mar 2, 2013 / 01:04 pm (CNA).- Chris Catanach has been the head volleyball coach at the University of Tampa for 29 seasons now.  And he’s okay with the fact that you probably don’t know of him.Working at the same school that he graduated from, he is an example of the type of humility that Christians are called to, in exemplifying that it’s not about us, it’s about God.Consider his response when asked about college coaches in sports like football … [Read more...]

Future Popes will mirror Benedict XVI, says cardinal

Vatican City, Mar 2, 2013 / 09:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An Australian cardinal said that future popes are likely to follow in the footsteps of Benedict XVI.   “I think his pontificate will be typical of pontificates of the future,” said Cardinal George Pell of Sydney, Australia. “I admire him for the decision that he took, but it does change the situation a little bit,” said Cardinal Pell in an EWTN interview in Rome on Feb. 28. Benedict XVI resigned as … [Read more...]

Denver archbishop says faith requires trust, intimacy with God

Denver, Colo., Mar 2, 2013 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Trust in God is the key foundation of faith which allows one to develop an intimate and personal relationship with the Father, according to Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila. “The way we develop trust is first of all coming to recognize that God really does have our best interest at heart – he truly is the God of love,” the head Denver's archdiocese told CNA after his keynote address March 1 at the local Living the … [Read more...]

College students in Rome send farewell message to Benedict

Rome, Italy, Mar 1, 2013 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Students at the University of Dallas who are spending this semester in Rome had a special opportunity to show their love and support for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI as he officially retired from the papacy. “It was a very special moment because we were able to give the Pope a farewell present that was totally unique,” said Ada Thomas. On Feb. 28, as the Pope traveled by helicopter from the Vatican to his summer residence at … [Read more...]