Speakers at marriage rally highlight needs of children, families

Washington D.C., Mar 27, 2013 / 04:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Speakers at the national March for Marriage told the crowds gathered in Washington, D.C., that marriage is fundamentally about preserving an institutional link between parents for the sake of their children.“Marriage matters because family matters to our society and because marriage matters for families,” said Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Subcommittee for the … [Read more...]

Bishop stands firm on maintaining Catholic identity in schools

Santa Rosa, Calif., Mar 27, 2013 / 02:04 am (CNA).- Bishop Robert F. Vasa of Santa Rosa, Calif., has said that he will allow several months for education and instruction before moving forward with a Catholic identity policy for diocesan school teachers.“The Pastors and I agree that a longer implementation period is in order,” Bishop Vasa said in a March 19 letter to the diocese.“It is now clear to me that there are a number of significant misunderstandings about what the … [Read more...]

Supreme Court warned of harm over marriage redefinition

Washington D.C., Mar 26, 2013 / 04:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Redefining marriage to include same-sex couples could adversely affect families and society at large, the lawyer defending California's gay marriage ban told Supreme Court justices today. “It is reasonable to be very concerned that redefining marriage as a genderless institution could well lead over time to harms to that institution and to the interests that society has always used that institution to address,” argued … [Read more...]

Good Friday stations pray for Christian unity in Middle East

Rome, Italy, Mar 26, 2013 / 04:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Syrian Christian who fled the fighting in his country believes that the Good Friday Stations of the Cross at the Coliseum will help promote Christian unity and raise awareness of the growing turmoil in the Middle East. “This will raise more awareness because the situation in Syria is dangerous, especially for Christians,” said Wael Salibi, a Christian Syrian who moved to Italy in September to flee the … [Read more...]

Argentine press claims Pope Francis will visit country in December

Rome, Italy, Mar 26, 2013 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Two of Argentina's leading newspapers reported today that Pope Francis will visit the country this year during the first half of December. In response, however, Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said the only trip for the Holy Father that has been confirmed so far is his visit to Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day in July. On March 26, local newspaper La Nacion reported that Pope Francis took the opportunity during … [Read more...]

EWTN vows no compromise after HHS lawsuit dismissal

Birmingham, Ala., Mar 26, 2013 / 12:23 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The EWTN Global Catholic Network is “extremely disappointed” by a Monday court ruling that dismissed as “unripe” its lawsuit against a federal mandate that could require the organization to violate Catholic teaching. “Contraception, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs are not healthcare. EWTN cannot and will not compromise our strongly held beliefs on these moral issues,” EWTN President and … [Read more...]

EWTN vows no compromise after HHS lawsuit dismissal

Birmingham, Ala., Mar 26, 2013 / 12:23 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Eternal Word Global Catholic Network is “extremely disappointed” by a Monday court ruling that dismissed as “unripe” its lawsuit against a federal mandate that could require the organization to violate Catholic teaching. “Contraception, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs are not healthcare. EWTN cannot and will not compromise our strongly held beliefs on these moral issues,” EWTN … [Read more...]


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