Despite threat, lawyer thinks Miami nuns can continue outreach

Miami, Fla., Apr 5, 2013 / 04:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After the City of Miami issued a violation to the Missionaries of Charity for “operating a business without a license,” a lawyer providing legal support said he is confident the city will withdraw the notice. “The city has full knowledge” of the sisters' work and has given them “numerous approvals over the years,” attorney Tom Equels told CNA April 4.   “Sometimes they forget so … [Read more...]

Anglican archbishop lands massive prize for peace efforts

Philadelphia, Pa., Apr 5, 2013 / 02:05 am (CNA).- South African apartheid fighter Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been awarded the prestigious Templeton Prize in recognition of the Anglican churchman's work in advancing global peace. “Desmond Tutu calls upon all of us to recognize that each and every human being is unique in all of history and, in doing so, to embrace our own vast potential to be agents for spiritual progress and positive change,” said Dr. John M. Templeton, Jr., … [Read more...]

Fiftieth Prayer for Vocations day to focus on hope

Washington D.C., Apr 5, 2013 / 12:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As the 50th World Day of Prayer for Vocations draws near, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has prepared resources emphasizing the hope that religious vocations offer to the world.“We need good holy priests and dedicated men and women committed to the consecrated life to help build the Kingdom of God here and now,” said Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis, who chairs the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Clergy, … [Read more...]