Study finds contraceptives boost breast cancer risk

New Delhi, India, Jan 5, 2014 / 04:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A study by doctors in India suggests that women who regularly use oral contraceptives face almost ten times greater risk of developing beast cancer compared to other women. “We found long-term use of oral contraceptive pills higher among those suffering from breast cancer-11.9 percent – compared to healthy individuals—1.2 percent,” Dr. Umesh Kapil, a professor at the All India Institute of Medical … [Read more...]

Pope Francis announces pilgrimage to Holy Land

Vatican City, Jan 5, 2014 / 09:47 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has announced that he will make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land this coming May to mark a key moment in Catholic and Orthodox Christian relations. “In this atmosphere of joy, typical of this Christmas time, I wish to announce that from 24 to 26 (of) next May, God willing, I will carry out a pilgrimage in the Holy Land,” he said after the Jan. 5 Sunday Angelus to the crowds filling St. Peter’s Square. Pope … [Read more...]

Pope: Christmas reveals God’s ‘immense love’

Vatican City, Jan 5, 2014 / 09:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis delivered his Sunday Angelus greeting to a packed St. Peter’s Square today, emphasizing the greatness of divine love revealed in God becoming man. “The birth of Jesus shows us that God wanted to unite himself to every man and every woman, to each one of us, to communicate to us his life and his joy,” Pope Francis said Jan. 5. “Thus Christmas reveals the immense love of God for humanity. From that … [Read more...]