Editor shares life-changing Lenten challenge in new book

New York City, N.Y., Mar 6, 2014 / 04:36 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A New York-based Catholic editor says her experience with the corporal works of mercy two Lenten seasons ago transformed her understanding of charity and service. Kerry Weber, managing editor of America Magazine, documents her experiences in her newly published book “Mercy in the City: How to Feed the Hungry, Give Drink to the Thirsty, Visit the Imprisoned, and Keep Your Day Job” (Loyola Press). In an interview with … [Read more...]

Reject pornography to protect families, encourages Virginia bishop

Arlington, Va., Mar 6, 2014 / 02:47 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Paul Loverde of Arlington, Va., has urged fathers to protect themselves and their children from pornography’s “relentless assault,” stressing the need for everyone to cultivate Jesus Christ’s “purity of heart.” “Every home now stands in the pathway of this attack on our children’s innocence and purity. If we are not vigilant, our sons and daughters will pay a steep and heartrending … [Read more...]

Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati, a Salesian with a red biretta

Santiago, Chile, Mar 6, 2014 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati Andrello, who is a Salesian and the Archbishop of Santiago de Chile, was elevated to the college of cardinals by Pope Francis in a Feb. 22 consistory, at the age of 72. Cardinal Ezzati was born in 1942 in a small town of northeastern Italy, and completed his secondary education at a school run by the Salesians of Saint John Bosco. He chose to enter seminary for the institute of consecrated life at 17, and opted … [Read more...]

Ukraine’s churches unite behind nation, seek prayers for peace

Washington D.C., Mar 5, 2014 / 05:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Ukrainian religious leaders are standing together in their opposition to Russia’s use of troops in Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, and ask for payers for a peaceful end to the situation. “Our people and Church stand together in witnessing to God, in witnessing to Christ, and in witnessing to unity, the idea that we are one body,” Fr. Mark Morozowich, dean of the Catholic University of America’s School of … [Read more...]