Pleasure is part of the moral life, priest’s new book details

Los Gatos, Calif., Jan 19, 2014 / 04:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- “Reasonable Pleasures,” the latest book from scholar Father James Schall, examines the “valuable but subordinate role” pleasure plays and how it can contribute to a life that is both fulfilled and good. The Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle believed “that the human being has a variety of tendencies…all of which have some kind of pleasure connected with it,” Fr. Schall, emeritus professor … [Read more...]

Christians must be disciples of the Lamb of God, says Pope

Vatican City, Jan 19, 2014 / 09:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his Angelus address today, Pope Francis reflected on Christ as the “Lamb of God,” focusing on the need for Christians to be welcoming and to live an attitude of solidarity. “What does it mean for the Church, for us, today, to be disciples of Jesus the Lamb of God? It means replacing malice with innocence, force with love, pride with humility, prestige with service,” Pope Francis proclaimed Jan. 19 in St. … [Read more...]

Rankings show pro-life ‘momentum’ in US state laws

Washington D.C., Jan 19, 2014 / 06:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Organizers of a recent report monitoring pro-life laws in states throughout the country said that the data shows a trend towards the legal protection of women and their unborn children. “Real pro-life momentum is reshaping the country as legislators craft protections for both mother and child, the victims of an avaricious abortion industry,” Charmaine Yoest, president and CEO of Americans United For Life, said Jan. … [Read more...]