Western culture ‘lost God’ through demise of family

Washington D.C., May 24, 2013 / 02:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Scholar Mary Eberstadt says most theories of secularization do not take into account the role of the family in religious practice, noting how its demise is critically linked to an increasingly secular West. “The reasons commonly offered for secularization don’t hold up when you scrutinize them,” Eberstadt, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., told CNA May 23.  … [Read more...]

Denver archbishop calls for end to Colo. death penalty

Denver, Colo., May 24, 2013 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver has called for the repeal of the death penalty following the Colorado governor’s grant of a temporary reprieve to a death row inmate convicted of four murders. “My support for the death penalty’s repeal is rooted in my respect for the dignity of all human life,” the archbishop said May 22. “Every human being has a fundamental right to life. It is wrong to take life … [Read more...]