Congressmen request abortion regulation data from states

Washington D.C., May 9, 2013 / 05:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid the on-going trial of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, two committees of the U.S. House of Representatives are demanding answers from state officials about the regulation of abortion facilities.“We presume that each of you, upon learning of the failures highlighted by the Gosnell trial, have considered what your state governments are doing to ensure that similar crimes could not be perpetrated in your state,” the House … [Read more...]

Thousands expected at March for Life in Rome

Rome, Italy, May 9, 2013 / 04:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- More than 15,000 people are expected to gather outside the historic Roman Coliseum on May 12 to take part in the third March for Life.Included among expected participants are leading representatives of pro-life originations from around the world, as well as members of the clergy and European royalty.Lila Rose, the president of undercover investigative group Live Action, and Nicholas Windsor, the son of the Duchess of Kent and grandson … [Read more...]

Video of 3-year-old ‘celebrating’ Mass becomes online hit

Bogotá, Colombia, May 9, 2013 / 12:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A three-year-old Colombian boy has garnered attention across the internet for a video in which he dons priestly garments and “celebrates” Mass, reciting the liturgy from memory.Samuel Jaramillo, who is an orphan, lives with his grandmother and an aunt in the city of Medellin. When family members posted a video of the boy pretending to celebrate Mass on YouTube, it gained rapid popularity, attracting nearly 300,000 views in … [Read more...]

Sisters encouraged, grateful Pope met with them

Vatican City, May 9, 2013 / 10:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Sister Alice Matilda Nsiah says that Pope Francis’ decision to meet with her and other superiors general on Wednesday left them encouraged, grateful and proud to be Catholic. “Our faith is renewed with the Pope and we are very grateful that he give (sic) us the audience. We are very grateful that he has time for us.  We are very grateful that we are working together for the Church. So we are very proud to be … [Read more...]

Music scholar says chant is for everyone, not just elite

Denver, Colo., May 9, 2013 / 04:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Gregorian chant is freely available and a music of the people – not the domain of a stuffy, Catholic elite as it is often perceived, says a music scholar from Alabama. “You can listen to it, download perfect editions, you can make your own editions, it's freely shared with the world,” said Jeffrey Tucker, managing editor of “Sacred Music” and founder of “The Chant Café” blog. Chant … [Read more...]

College invite to Irish prime minister draws ire of pro-lifers

Boston, Mass., May 9, 2013 / 02:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Boston College’s invitation to Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny to speak at commencement and receive an honorary degree is drawing opposition from pro-lifers who call the invitation “unconscionable” in light of the politician’s push for legal abortion.“After our painful experience for the past 40 years, we know what legal abortion will do to Ireland,” said Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life … [Read more...]

Priest resigns from clergy treatment center amid allegations

Baltimore, Md., May 9, 2013 / 12:01 am (CNA).- Amid allegations of financial indiscretion and an “inappropriate adult relationship,” Monsignor Edward J. Arsenault has resigned as head of a Maryland treatment center for Catholic priests and religious. “This is very difficult news, and we are keeping this situation in prayer,” Sheila Harron, Ph.D., chief operation officer and interim CEO of the St. Luke Institute, said May 6. “We are committed to continuing to … [Read more...]


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