Bangladesh tragedy sparks call for retail accountability

Dhaka, Bangladesh, May 15, 2013 / 04:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After the collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh which killed at least 1,127 workers, demands for better oversight from Western retailers as well as local manufacturers have been widespread. “The question is whether U.S. importers have an obligation to do something about working conditions in other countries,” Edward J. O'Boyle, senior research associate with Mayo Research Institute, told CNA May 14. He … [Read more...]

Catholic aid organization seeks to transform lives

Boca Raton, Fla., May 15, 2013 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Catholic foreign aid organization aims to advance the “integral development” of people it helps around the world by serving both their physical and spiritual needs. Jim Cavnar, president of Cross Catholic Outreach, said the Boca Raton-based organization was launched in 2001 to help Catholic missions in developing countries “grow and supply their outreaches to the poor.” Cavnar told CNA May 14 that a … [Read more...]

Vatican II helped the world ‘see Jesus,’ says cardinal

Washington D.C., May 15, 2013 / 12:11 am (CNA).- Cardinal Justin F. Rigali, archbishop emeritus of Philadelphia, said that the five Popes involved in the Second Vatican Council shared a common vision of protecting and spreading the Catholic faith. Popes John XXIII and Paul VI “emphasized the need for prayer, need for understanding” as they oversaw the council, Cardinal Rigali said, explaining that this mindset became the “ethos” of Vatican II following the … [Read more...]

Vatican II helped the world ‘see Jesus,’ says cardinal

Washington D.C., May 15, 2013 / 12:11 am (CNA).- Cardinal Justin F. Rigali, archbishop emeritus of Philadelphia, said that the five Popes involved in the Second Vatican Council shared a common vision of protecting and spreading the Catholic faith. Popes John XXIII and Paul VI “emphasized the need for prayer, need for understanding” as they oversaw the council, Cardinal Rigali said, explaining that this mindset became the “ethos” of Vatican II following the … [Read more...]


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