Broncos coat drive shows children ‘are not forgotten’

Jersey City, N.J., Feb 4, 2014 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The head of the Knights of Columbus praised a recent coat drive for children in partnership with Denver Broncos players, coaches and their families, calling it a sign of Christian charity. “As an organization founded on the principle of charity, the Knights of Columbus is committed to helping our neighbors in need,” Supreme Knight Carl Anderson told CNA Jan. 30. The Coats for Kids program is “a timely reminder … [Read more...]

Thai religious renew vows on Day for Consecrated Life

Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, Feb 4, 2014 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Vowed religious in Thailand gathered to celebrate the World Day for Consecrated Life this weekend, fostering and encouraging religious life in the southeast Asian country. Community and obedience make for a fruitful religious life, Bishop Joseph Sirisut of Nakhon Ratchasima preached in his homily at the Feb. 1 Mass, held at the city's Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes. More than 500 religious gathered at the city, 160 … [Read more...]

The Church is not ours but Christ’s, Austrian bishop stresses

Rome, Italy, Feb 3, 2014 / 08:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As part of an “ad limina” visit to Rome last week, Austrian Bishop Andreas Laun said that although many seek to take it into their own hands, the Church belongs to Christ as does all of its teachings. “In Austria we have a lot of 'lay-initiatives'” that support same-sex marriage, “birth control, priestly ordination of women” and Communion for remarried divorced Catholics, Bishop Laun told CNA … [Read more...]

Republican immigration plan draws hope, criticism

Washington D.C., Feb 3, 2014 / 05:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An immigration plan by House Republican leaders, aimed at both national security and pathways to legal status for undocumented migrants, has prompted calls for further dialogue and improvement. Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo of Seattle, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration, said in a Jan. 31 statement that while some aspects of the document are “troubling,” it … [Read more...]