Baltimore cardinal awarded Boy Scouts’ highest honor

Baltimore, Md., Apr 17, 2013 / 02:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In recognition of his service to youth, the Boy Scouts of America have given retired Cardinal William Keeler of Baltimore scouting's highest commendation, the Silver Buffalo Award. “The Boy Scouts of America could not have chosen a more worthy person to receive this high honor,” said Sean Caine, the archdiocese of Baltimore’s communications director. He added that the present Baltimore archbishop, William Lori, … [Read more...]

Cardinal Wuerl stands in solidarity with DC priest

Washington D.C., Apr 17, 2013 / 12:06 am (CNA).- During his homily at a Mass with George Washington University students, Cardinal Wuerl expressed support for the campus' priest, who has faced hostility for upholding Church teaching on sexuality. “I want to offer a word of support and encouragement to your chaplain, Father Greg Shaffer...and to stand in solidarity with a good priest,” the archbishop of Washington said April 14. His remarks come as two gay students said the … [Read more...]

Boston priest comforts locals, says Christ offers ‘real healing’

Boston, Mass., Apr 16, 2013 / 06:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A priest who offered consolation to passers-by after the explosion at the Boston Marathon said that the event left him with the impression that evil can only be properly understood in the light of Christ’s passion and resurrection.“So many people are looking at what happened, trying to make sense of it,” Father Tom Carzon of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary told CNA on April 16. “We can figure out where it was made … [Read more...]