Tekakwitha Conference to gather for first time since canonization

Denver, Colo., Apr 20, 2013 / 04:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The 74th annual Tekakwitha Conference will mark an important event in Church history as it holds its first gathering since the canonization of the “Lily of the Mohawks” last October.Though the conference this summer will follow a similar format to past ones, Sr. Kateri Mitchell, executive director of the conference, said this year will “center around the excitement and celebration” of the canonization of St. … [Read more...]

Egyptian police accused of siding with cathedral attackers

Cairo, Egypt, Apr 20, 2013 / 06:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A media representative for Egypt's Catholic bishops echoed concerns that police sided with Islamic extremists who attacked a funeral service en masse at St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo. “The police must have been aware of the situation. So why were the police not in front of the cathedral?” asked Father Rafik Greiche of the Egyptian Catholic bishops' conference. He told Catholic charity Aid to the … [Read more...]