Drone use prompts Catholic call for greater caution

Washington D.C., Jun 14, 2013 / 04:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic leaders and academics have outlined the need for greater public discussion on the American policy of using drones to kill terrorists, saying it shouldn't be done “uncritically.” “I think it needs to be worked through and thought about...and I do think that we're rushing into drone technological warfare very rapidly, and certainly without public debate,” said Dr. Christian Brugger, a professor … [Read more...]

Democrat-leaning group lashes out at CCHD grant scrutiny

Washington D.C., Jun 14, 2013 / 02:15 am (CNA).- An influential Democrat-leaning communications strategy group has targeted critics of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, claiming it is “Catholic McCarthyism” to bar funds to groups allied with backers of abortion and “gay marriage.”The report, “Be Not Afraid?”, by Faith in Public Life’s Catholic program director John Gehring, contends that increased scrutiny for recipients of the development … [Read more...]

Newly-professed sisters celebrated as ‘sign of hope’

Brooklyn, N.Y., Jun 14, 2013 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- At a Brooklyn Mass where six Little Sisters of the Poor made their first vows, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan emphasized all the good that the order does for elderly poor around the world. “Our six soon-to-be professed Little Sisters of the Poor, what a joy you are, what a gift you are, what an inspiration you are, what a sign of hope you are,” the archbishop of New York said June 1, the feast of the Sacred Heart of … [Read more...]