EWTN celebrates Mother Angelica’s 90th birthday

Irondale, Ala., Apr 19, 2013 / 05:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Eternal Word Television Network is celebrating the 90th birthday of its foundress, Mother Angelica, on April 20 with 90 hours of programming featuring her wit and wisdom. “I still marvel at what God accomplished through this great woman, and what continues to be accomplished with the ongoing prayers of Mother Angelica and the nuns,” said Michael Warsaw, president and CEO of EWTN, on April 19. “That a cloistered … [Read more...]

EWTN celebrates Mother Angelica’s 90th birthday

Irondale, Ala., Apr 19, 2013 / 05:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Eternal Word Television Network is celebrating the 90th birthday of its foundress, Mother Angelica, on April 20 with 90 hours of programming featuring her wit and wisdom. “I still marvel at what God accomplished through this great woman, and what continues to be accomplished with the ongoing prayers of Mother Angelica and the nuns,” said Michael Warsaw, president and CEO of EWTN, on April 19. “That a cloistered … [Read more...]

Nearly 15,000 French mayors will refuse to marry gay couples

Paris, France, Apr 19, 2013 / 04:12 pm (CNA).- A group of at least 14,900 French mayors has said it will not perform “gay marriages,” even if the government moves ahead with plans to legalize the practice. The administration of French President Francois Hollande has put forth a measure that would legalize “gay marriage,” allow gay couples to receive medical treatment for artificial procreation and to adopt children. “It is foolish to think that the mobilization … [Read more...]

Columnist details Mother Angelica’s committed spirit

Denver, Colo., Apr 19, 2013 / 03:57 pm (CNA).- To honor the 90th birthday of Mother Angelica, founder of Eternal Word Television Network, renowned Catholic author Alice von Hildebrand has written an account of the nun’s refusal “to be defeated.” “She was born defeated,” von Hildebrand begins, explaining how Mother Angelica, born Ritta Rizzo, was the fruit of an “unhappy marriage,” which resulted in her father abandoning her and her mother. “How … [Read more...]

Resolution to lift Boy Scouts’ gay ban proposed

Washington D.C., Apr 19, 2013 / 03:40 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Boy Scouts of America have introduced a resolution to reverse a ban on openly gay members, while leaving a ban on openly homosexual troop leaders intact. In an April 19 statement, the Boy Scouts said that “the Executive Committee, on behalf of the National Executive Board, wrote a resolution for consideration that would remove the restriction denying membership to youth on the basis of sexual orientation.” It added … [Read more...]

Knights of Columbus to help devastated Texas town

New Haven, Conn., Apr 19, 2013 / 12:14 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Knights of Columbus have announced a donation drive to help the community of West, Texas after a massive fertilizer plant explosion killed a dozen people and demolished homes Wednesday night. “May God provide eternal rest to the deceased and comfort to all those affected, and may all of us be inspired by the witness and courage of the emergency personnel and bystanders who rushed to the aid of those who were injured at the … [Read more...]

Former NBA player visits Swiss Guard basketball team

Vatican City, Apr 19, 2013 / 10:25 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The former Los Angeles Lakers player Vlade Divac was thrilled to meet with the Swiss Guard to discuss sports and learn about their work at the Vatican. “I was very excited to be here, and they have a basketball team here with very tall people,” the 7-foot, 1-inch Divac joked in the Swiss Guard's barracks. “I also told them that if they need a coach, I can help them out,” he told CNA April 18. It was the … [Read more...]


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