NY bishops meet with Cuomo, reaffirm stance against abortion

New York City, N.Y., Mar 20, 2013 / 05:23 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The bishops of New York met recently with the state’s Catholic governor, Andrew Cuomo, to discuss their objections to his “unacceptable” abortion proposals, as well as other legislative topics.“We ended up saying, ‘If you do this, we will oppose it, and we intend to oppose any such bills from the moment they become public,’” said Bishop William F. Murphy of Rockville Center to … [Read more...]

Pope’s favorite soccer team to give him honorary jersey

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mar 20, 2013 / 04:11 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis' favorite soccer team in Argentina plans to send him a personalized jersey with his name on it.The San Lorenzo Soccer Club in Buenos Aires announced on its website on March 18 that it was inspired to make the customized jersey because of “the repercussion that the election of the former Archbishop of the city of Buenos Aires as the supreme leader of the Catholic religion has had around the world.”The … [Read more...]

Rome’s mayor ‘touched’ by Pope’s simplicity

Rome, Italy, Mar 20, 2013 / 12:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The mayor of Rome said that the simple humility of Pope Francis “really touched” his heart after the Mass that officially began the Petrine ministry.“He is a beautiful example, and I really believe this is the right Pope for this time because there is so much crisis and people need hope,” said the mayor of Rome, Gianni Alemanno, at Saint Peter’s Square.The mayor also said the Pope inspired him to … [Read more...]

Pope says world religious leaders united by truth, beauty

Vatican City, Mar 20, 2013 / 06:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis told world religious leaders that the desire to search for truth, beauty and goodness is what keeps them all united. “We feel close to all who, despite being from other traditions and religions, feel the desire to look for truth, beauty and goodness,” said the new Pope when he received the leaders at the Vatican today. He met with Muslim leaders, the head of Rome's Jewish community Rabbi Riccardo di Segni … [Read more...]

Catholic students lobby at UN commission on women

New York City, N.Y., Mar 20, 2013 / 04:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Students at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio worked to educate delegates at a recent United Nations commission about the importance of life and family in protecting women’s interests.“The work at the U.N. makes an impact. It’s important for Catholics in the U.S. to realize how important it is,” said Monica Krason, a junior from Richmond, Ohio majoring in legal studies and British and American … [Read more...]

Thomas More College launches ‘New World’ scholarship in honor of Pope

Merrimack, N.H., Mar 20, 2013 / 02:03 am (CNA).- New Hampshire's Thomas More College of Liberal Arts has announced a new scholarship for students from the Americas after the unprecedented election of Pope Francis, the first New World pontiff. The Our Lady of Guadalupe Scholarship Fund will award up to 20 scholarships per year for applicants from Canada, Mexico and Central and South America. The scholarship can cover either partial tuition or full four-year tuition. Thomas More College … [Read more...]

Thomas More College launches ‘New World’ scholarship in honor of Pope

Merrimack, N.H., Mar 20, 2013 / 02:03 am (CNA).- New Hampshire's Thomas More College of Liberal Arts has announced a new scholarship for students from the Americas after the unprecedented election of Pope Francis, the first New World pontiff.The Our Lady of Guadalupe Scholarship Fund will award up to 20 scholarships per year for applicants from Canada, Mexico and Central and South America. The scholarship can cover either partial tuition or full four-year tuition.Thomas More College … [Read more...]


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