Ecuador archdiocese to host prayer day for life and family

Quito, Ecuador, Apr 5, 2013 / 04:19 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Family Ministry Office of the Archdiocese of Quito has invited Catholics to take part in a day of prayer for life and marriage in the Ecuadoran capital.Thousands are expected to take part in the “Ecuador for Life and the Family” demonstration on May 4.The day of prayer will be dedicated to asking God “to save our Ecuador, a country consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, from all immoral and criminal laws that … [Read more...]

Critics slam drastic widening of morning-after pill access

Brooklyn, N.Y., Apr 5, 2013 / 03:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A federal judge's order to make the morning-after pill available without a prescription to people of any age has drawn sharp criticism and concern from public figures throughout the country. “This is just a recipe for disaster,” Dennis Poust, communications director for the New York Catholic Conference, told CNA April 5. In response to a lawsuit filed by the Center for Reproductive Rights, a federal judge in Brooklyn, … [Read more...]

Critics slam drastic widening of morning-after pill access

Brooklyn, N.Y., Apr 5, 2013 / 03:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A federal judge's order to make the morning-after pill available without a prescription to people of any age has drawn sharp criticism and concern from public figures throughout the country. “This is just a recipe for disaster,” Dennis Poust, communications director for the New York Catholic Conference, told CNA April 5. In response to a lawsuit filed by the Center for Reproductive Rights, a federal judge in Brooklyn, … [Read more...]

Venezuelan Cardinal encourages free and courageous vote

Caracas, Venezuela, Apr 5, 2013 / 12:17 pm (CNA).- Cardinal Jorge Urosa of Caracas, Venezuela and his auxiliary bishops are encouraging Venezuelans to vote freely, courageously and based on their conscience in the upcoming presidential election.“Let us remember that one’s vote is private,” the bishops said in a recent statement. “Only God will know who we vote for.”“Let us reject any improper threats,” they continued. “A freely cast vote is a … [Read more...]

Pope’s actions have clear Ignatian roots, Jesuit notes at digital debut

Rome, Italy, Apr 5, 2013 / 10:14 am (CNA/EWTN News).- At the launch of its first digital publication, the director of a prominent Jesuit Catholic magazine said the Pope’s actions “clearly show” his Jesuit roots. “We already recognize in all his words, especially in his actions, very clear Ignatian roots,” Jesuit Father Antonio Spadaro, the director of Civiltà Cattolica, said April 5 at the Vatican press office. “In this edition there is a section … [Read more...]

Pope Francis confirms strong stance against clerical abuse

Vatican City, Apr 5, 2013 / 06:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has reaffirmed the Vatican process established by Benedict XVI for handling instances of sexual abuse by priests. The Pope told Archbishop Gerhard L. Müller, who heads the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and is responsible for abuse cases, to “continue the line desired by Benedict XVI of decisive action regarding cases of sexual abuse,” according to an April 5 statement from the congregation. He … [Read more...]

Pope Francis confirms strong stance against clerical abuse

Vatican City, Apr 5, 2013 / 06:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has reaffirmed the Vatican process established by Benedict XVI for handling instances of sexual abuse by priests. The Pope told Archbishop Gerhard L. Müller, who heads the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and is responsible for abuse cases, to “continue the line desired by Benedict XVI of decisive action regarding cases of sexual abuse,” according to an April 5 statement from the congregation. He … [Read more...]


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