Boxing champion dedicates victory to Filipino typhoon victims

Macau, China, Nov 25, 2013 / 04:21 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Filipino champion boxer Manny Pacquiao dedicated his Nov. 24 win to all the victims of the recent Typhoon Haiyan, offering prayers for their continued recovery.Pacquiao won over his American opponent Brandon Rios in the 12th round by unanimous decision to take the World Boxing Organization international welterweight title.The win brought cheers in the Philippines at a time of sorrow and loss after being struck earlier this month by … [Read more...]

Project Rachel founder ‘delighted’ with new bishops’ staff position

Mexico City, Mexico, Nov 25, 2013 / 01:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The founder of Project Rachel says she is extremely pleased by the U.S. bishops’ decision to create a full-time staff position to work with the post-abortion healing ministry.“To oversee the ministry and keep on top of things that need to be done, you really need a full-time person,” Vicki Thorn told CNA Nov. 18. “I’m just delighted that they’re going to have one.”“This is an … [Read more...]

Pope lauds courageous choices of modern martyrs

Vatican City, Nov 25, 2013 / 10:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his daily homily, Pope Francis spoke of the faithfulness of God, highlighting the importance of trusting him with one’s life, and praising those who maintain this trust despite grave persecutions.“We think of so many mothers, of so many fathers of families, that everyday make definitive choices to go forward with their family, with their children,” the Pope expressed during his Nov. 25 daily Mass, adding that … [Read more...]