New iPad story draws children into the life of Jesus

Mountain View, Calif., Jun 9, 2013 / 04:03 pm (CNA).- A Christian game developer has released an interactive storybook application to help make the message of the Gospel more accessible for kids. “For children, we really want them to be exposed to the life of Jesus in a way that they can enjoy and connect with,” Brent Dusing, Lightside Games founder and CEO, told CNA on June 6. The app, “Journey of Jesus: His First Miracle,” hit the iTunes store June 5 and features … [Read more...]

Pope: God forgives sins that wound

Vatican City, Jun 9, 2013 / 02:23 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Sunday emphasized the mercy of God, declaring that God always forgives those who show him the “inner wounds” of their sins.“If we show our inner wounds, our sins, he always forgives us,” Pope Francis told thousands of pilgrims at Saint Peter’s Square.“Let us never forget this, he is pure mercy, let us go to Jesus!” he exclaimed during his Angelus noon prayer June 9.Pope … [Read more...]

Ireland’s co-patron St. Columba celebrated June 9

Denver, Colo., Jun 9, 2013 / 06:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On June 9 the Catholic Church commemorates the sixth-century Irish monk and missionary Saint Columba of Iona, also known as St. Columcille. One of Ireland's three patron saints (together with Saint Patrick and Saint Brigid), he is also sometimes called the “Apostle of the Picts” for his evangelization of Scotland. He should not be confused with St. Columbanus (or Columban), a different Irish monk and missionary who … [Read more...]

Surrogate pregnancy bill in DC draws criticism

Washington D.C., Jun 8, 2013 / 06:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A lack of information about the dangers of surrogate pregnancy could soon allow the practice to become legal in Washington, D.C., warned the founder of one bioethics organization.“These issues aren’t on anyone’s radar,” said Jennifer Lahl, president of the Center for Bioethics and Culture. “By and large people have accepted third party reproduction. It’s not seen as controversial…because … [Read more...]


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