Priest says modern slave trade rooted in abortion, contraception

Denver, Colo., Mar 3, 2013 / 04:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Unprecedented rates of human trafficking can be traced to the rise of abortion, contraception and pornography in modern culture, says a Catholic priest who has researched the topic for nearly a decade. “There are more people trafficked now in the 21st century than in the transatlantic slave trade in the 17th, the 18th, or the 19th century,” Denver priest Fr. David Nix said at a local Theology on Tap address on Feb. … [Read more...]

Catholics in Scotland to celebrate convert and martyr St. John Ogilvie

Denver, Colo., Mar 3, 2013 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- March 10 is the liturgical memorial of Saint John Ogilvie, a 16th- and 17th-century Scotsman who converted from Presbyterianism to Catholicism, served as a Jesuit priest, and died as a martyr at the hands of state officials.St. John was executed for treason, refusing to accept King James I’s claim of supremacy over the Church. Pope Paul VI canonized him in 1976, making him Scotland’s first canonized saint for several hundred … [Read more...]

‘Church changing big time,’ says Cardinal Dolan

Vatican City, Mar 3, 2013 / 05:48 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An American cardinal said Sunday that the Catholic Church is undergoing a lot of changes.“The Church is in the business of change big time,” Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said at St. Peter’s Basilica during a Mass he celebrated for U.S. journalists at 10:30 a.m. local time.He said that many journalists had been asking him if he believed the new pontiff would make changes within the Church.“Jesus calls us first … [Read more...]