Cardinal Dolan honored by evangelicals for leadership

New York City, N.Y., Apr 24, 2013 / 04:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York will receive the 2013 William Wilberforce Award this weekend from a group of Christians for his leadership in standing up for religious freedom. “I resonate with Cardinal Dolan as much as any public religious leader in our country today,” Dr. Timothy George, chairman of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview which is bestowing the award, told CNA April … [Read more...]

Editor says Benedict outlined link between God, reason

Washington D.C., Apr 24, 2013 / 02:02 am (CNA).- In his speeches and writings on universities, Benedict XVI constantly focused on the need for reason to be open to God as a subject of knowledge, the editor of a new volume of his addresses says. “The problem we face in the university is the emptying out or reduction of reason; so what has to be recovered is reason as reason,” said Dr. J. Steven Brown, a professor of mechanical engineering at The Catholic University of America in … [Read more...]

Six-figure grant to Catholics United tried to recruit clergy

San Francisco, Calif., Apr 24, 2013 / 12:04 am (CNA).- The education fund of Catholics United, a Democrat-leaning group that has clashed with the bishops on several prominent issues, received a grant worth almost its entire 2011 budget to recruit Catholic clergy in key swing states to support the Environmental Protection Agency.The San Francisco-based Energy Foundation gave a $116,000 grant to the Catholics United Education Fund in November 2011 “to recruit and engage Catholic clergy in … [Read more...]