Pope urges Bostonians to combat evil with good

Vatican City, Apr 16, 2013 / 06:46 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis is praying for those affected by the Boston Marathon bombing and encouraging them not to be overcome by evil but fight it with good. “At this time of mourning the Holy Father prays that all Bostonians will be united in a resolve not to be overcome by evil, but to combat evil with good, working together to build an ever more just, free and secure society for generations yet to come,” reads a message sent to … [Read more...]

On 86th birthday, Benedict praised as deeply humble

Los Angeles, Calif., Apr 16, 2013 / 06:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As Benedict XVI celebrates his 86th birthday on April 16, the author of a new book on the legacy of the retired pontiff says his humility largely inspired the work. “I was...fond of Benedict because he was truly humble man,” Charles Coulombe, author of “The Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI,” told CNA April 15. “He was kind of shy and retiring, but he was willing to re-invigorate the trappings of the … [Read more...]

Archbishop praises MLK’s letter from jail as prophetic

Birmingham, Ala., Apr 16, 2013 / 02:03 am (CNA).- Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous “Letter from Birmingham Jail” was “direct and prophetic” in its call for justice and racial equality, an archbishop said on the occasion of the letter’s 50th anniversary. “While violence surrounded Dr. King’s life, he proclaimed in word and deed the direction of his Savior, Jesus Christ – namely, that injustice must not be ignored, but neither can … [Read more...]

Gonzaga professor denies school’s claim to support Knights

Spokane, Wash., Apr 16, 2013 / 12:04 am (CNA).- A professor at Gonzaga University has countered claims by the school that it supports the campus' Knights of Columbus Council after the group's application to be a student organization was denied. “Honestly I don't see that they're supported in any way,” Dr. Eric Cunningham, assistant director of Catholic Studies and faculty adviser to the university's Knights council, told CNA April 15. On March 7, the … [Read more...]