Blind activist appeals to US over China’s human rights abuses

Washington D.C., Apr 11, 2013 / 04:34 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Blind Chinese human rights activist and lawyer Chen Guangcheng criticized China for its human rights abuses and asked that the United States holds the foreign country responsible for its actions. During an April 9 testimony before a U.S. House subcommittee, Chen told legislators that “we cannot continue to tolerate the Chinese Communist authorities continuing to go back on their words and deceiving the international community at … [Read more...]

Vatican official urges use of technology to proclaim Gospel

Santiago, Chile, Apr 11, 2013 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, encouraged Catholics to make bold use of new technologies in the work of evangelization. During the second International Seminar on Communications in the Church taking place in Santiago, Chile, Archbishop Celli used statistics and graphics to show the evolution of the use of the social networks by different generations, underscoring … [Read more...]

Tens of thousands turn out for Peruvian pro-life march

Piura, Peru, Apr 11, 2013 / 12:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Nearly 30,000 people took part in a demonstration in the northern Peruvian city of Piura on April 6 to voice opposition to attempts to legalize abortion in the country. At the conclusion of the march, Archbishop Jose Antonio Eguren of Piura thanked the thousands of faithful for attending and reiterated the Church’s commitment to proclaim “the sacred and inviolable character of each human life from conception to natural … [Read more...]

Adult stem cells helping teen with ‘brittle bone disease’ grow

Vatican City, Apr 11, 2013 / 10:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A girl whose bones used to break every two months was awarded for her courage in successfully battling her disease during a stem cell research conference at the Vatican. “It feels amazing to win an award like this,” said Elizabeth Lobato, who was given the Pontifical Hero Award April 11 at the Second International Adult Stem Cell Conference in Vatican City. “I heard I was the first to get this award from Rome and … [Read more...]

Pope thanks foundation for fighting material, spiritual poverty

Vatican City, Apr 11, 2013 / 08:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis told members of The Papal Foundation that their contributions are helping combat “the many forms of material and spiritual poverty” present throughout the world. “The needs of God’s people throughout the world are great, and your efforts to advance the Church’s mission are helping to fight the many forms of material and spiritual poverty present in our human family, and to contribute to the … [Read more...]

Pope thanks foundation for fighting material, spiritual poverty

Vatican City, Apr 11, 2013 / 08:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis told members of The Papal Foundation that their contributions are helping combat “the many forms of material and spiritual poverty” present throughout the world. “The needs of God’s people throughout the world are great, and your efforts to advance the Church’s mission are helping to fight the many forms of material and spiritual poverty present in our human family, and to contribute to the … [Read more...]

Scholar says European fight against porn shows depth of problem

Denver, Colo., Apr 11, 2013 / 04:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Recent public efforts to oppose pornography in two European countries reveal that porn is problem not only for religious reasons but universal human reasons, according to a professor. “The hyper-sexualization of children, the constant exposure of children to these very sexual images...is very damaging to their image of themselves and of what their potential future relationships are supposed to be like,” Dr. Susan … [Read more...]


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