Leaders call for prayer in response to deadly DC shooting

Washington D.C., Sep 16, 2013 / 05:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- U.S. leaders are offering prayers for the nation following a shooting at the Navy Yard in southeast Washington, D.C., that left 13 dead and about a dozen more injured.“I join people of all faiths across our community in praying for the people killed and wounded in the attack at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C,” said Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, adding that he is also praying for first responders and for family and friends of … [Read more...]

Indian archdiocese receives relic of Pope John Paul II

Bombay, India, Sep 16, 2013 / 02:55 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A reliquary containing a cloth with a drop of blood from Blessed Pope John Paul II will be displayed for veneration in a Marian Basilica in the Archdiocese of Bombay, India.Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio, the apostolic nuncio to India, presented the relic to Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Bombay at Mount Mary’s Basilica at Bandra.Archbishop Pennacchio was in the archdiocese on an official two-day visit.“The nuncio’s … [Read more...]

Pope calls faithful to pray, participate actively in politics

Vatican City, Sep 16, 2013 / 11:48 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics should not be indifferent to politics, Pope Francis said, but should offer their suggestions, as well as prayers that their leaders may serve the common good in humility and love.In his Sept. 16 daily homily at Santa Marta, the Pope rejected the idea that “a good Catholic doesn’t meddle in politics.”“That’s not true. That is not a good path,” he said, according to Vatican Radio. “A … [Read more...]