Pope says Catholics seeking confirmation can join Anglican ordinariate

Vatican City, Jul 12, 2013 / 02:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Demonstrating the role of Anglican Ordinariates in the new evangelization, baptized Catholics can now join the groups set up for Anglican converts, according to a change in rules made by Pope Francis. Those who were baptized Catholic but have not received Confirmation and First Communion are now allowed to join the ordinariates. Previously, baptized Catholics were not eligible to join the groups unless they had family who were … [Read more...]

Vietnam president’s visit shines spotlight on human rights

Washington D.C., Jul 12, 2013 / 02:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As the leaders of the United States and Vietnam prepare to meet, one federal lawmaker is calling for stronger efforts to encourage respect for human rights in the Southeast Asian country.In a statement submitted to the Congressional Record, U.S. Representative Frank Wolf (R-Va.) criticized the Obama administration for the “deteriorating human rights situation in Vietnam – a situation which merits bold U.S. leadership, not … [Read more...]