Christendom College summer program explores Church in Ireland

Front Royal, Va., Apr 6, 2013 / 04:02 pm (CNA).- Christendom College has announced a new program in Ireland that will be launched this summer to offer students a deeper understanding of Western Christianity and the role of Ireland in particular.College president and institute director Dr. Timothy O’Donnell explained to CNA that “the idea was to bring American and Irish students together, basically to study, to pray, and to have a great time together.”He noted that the … [Read more...]

Archbishop Aquila says immigrants can help renew US Catholicism

Denver, Colo., Apr 6, 2013 / 01:02 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver said that immigrants should be welcomed as people with human dignity who can aid the renewal of Christianity and Catholic culture in the U.S. “Immigrant families have always contributed to the richness of our culture – particularly the richness of American Catholic culture,” Archbishop Aquila said in a March 5 speech at the local Regis University chapel. Supporting immigrant families may … [Read more...]

Pope appoints top Franciscan to Vatican’s religious life department

Vatican City, Apr 6, 2013 / 09:27 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis made his first appointment within the Roman Curia this morning, choosing his friend, Franciscan Father José Rodríguez Carballo, to help run the Vatican’s congregation for consecrated religious.The Vatican announced April 6 that Pope Francis appointed Fr. Carballo to serve as secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, simultaneously raising him to the … [Read more...]

Proposed Colo. amendment to protect unborn crime victims

Denver, Colo., Apr 6, 2013 / 06:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Colorado woman whose nine-month-old unborn baby boy was killed by a drunk driver says a proposed state constitutional amendment is needed to recognize the personhood of unborn crime victims.“People should support this amendment because it is for unborn children like Brady and it gives them the voice that they never got to have,” Heather Surovik told CNA April 4.On July 5, 2012, Surovik went to one of her last … [Read more...]

Catholics rally behind DC priest amid controversy

Washington D.C., Apr 5, 2013 / 06:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Students and parishioners are speaking up for a Catholic priest after two gay students at George Washington University said they want him removed for supporting the Church's stance on homosexual behavior. “I have never seen Fr. Greg be less than compassionate to any student on an issue of sexuality,” Catholic author and speaker Dawn Eden told CNA April 5. “He’s been instrumental in helping them to find … [Read more...]