Book aims to help Catholics transform culture for Christ

Ann Arbor, Mich., Jul 18, 2013 / 04:03 am (CNA).- Radio host Al Kresta’s new book is meant to help Catholics respond to the arguments of their opponents, stressing the need to love one’s enemies so as to transform a culture hostile to Jesus Christ. “It’s clear that Catholicism, especially in America, is under increased attack. And it isn’t as though somebody’s discovered some truth about the faith that is now rejected,” Kresta told CNA July 16. … [Read more...]

Congressman urges focus on human rights abuses in North Korea

Washington D.C., Jul 18, 2013 / 02:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In spite of international attention on North Korea’s restrictive political regime, a top member of the Congressional human rights commission critiqued the Obama administration, saying it has not done enough to protect human rights in the country.“A new North Korea framework is long overdue.  Ignoring or downplaying the human rights situation for one more day is unconscionable,” said Congressman Frank Wolf … [Read more...]

UK bishops lament ‘gay marriage’ approval

London, England, Jul 18, 2013 / 12:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Queen Elizabeth II has approved the British parliament’s “gay marriage” bill, in what the Catholic bishops of England and Wales called a “profound social change” that neglects the centrality of children and puts religious freedom at risk.“Marriage has, over the centuries, been publicly recognized as a stable institution which establishes a legal framework for the committed relationship between a man … [Read more...]