Knights of Columbus wins prize for ethical business practices

New Haven, Conn., Mar 24, 2014 / 05:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The fraternal organization the Knights of Columbus has been recognized as one of the world’s most ethical companies by a research center on best practices in corporate ethics and governance. “This really speaks to the fact that a company can be committed to Church teaching, committed to Catholic values, and still provide a top quality service and be very successful at what they do,” Andrew Walther, vice president … [Read more...]

Jesuit school’s dean finalists faulted for Planned Parenthood ties

Los Angeles, Calif., Mar 24, 2014 / 04:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Professors and alumni of Loyola Marymount University have said the school should begin another search for candidates for the dean of its liberal arts college, after the two finalists were revealed to have links with Planned Parenthood. “I’m very concerned that both finalists for dean have associations with Planned Parenthood, the largest provider of abortions in the United States,” Loyola Marymount University … [Read more...]

Global symposium aims to educate media on religious liberty

Rome, Italy, Mar 24, 2014 / 12:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Alliance Defending Freedom, a legal advocacy association, is hosting a conference in Rome this week to inform members of the media about its work in defense of religious freedom. “Alliance Defending Freedom is hosting an International Media Symposium to educate the media about the legal issues that are threatening human dignity, religious liberty, the sanctity of life, the future of the family,” Alan Sears, president of the … [Read more...]

Vatican launches astronomy class for parish educators

Vatican City, Mar 24, 2014 / 08:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican’s Observatory has announced that for the first time it will be hosting a workshop analyzing the relationship of faith and astronomy for parish educators, which is slated to take place next spring. “We had done something similar to this only for bishops, held in Rome back in 1990. After nearly 25 years it was certainly time to try it again!” Br. Guy Consolmagno stated in comments made to CNA on March … [Read more...]

Pope: only the humble, marginalized ‘obtain salvation’

Vatican City, Mar 24, 2014 / 07:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his daily homily Pope Francis dedicated his reflections to the virtue of humility, explaining that only the “outcasts” who recognize their need of God know what it means to be saved. “Jesus tells us: ‘if you do not put yourself on the margins, if you don’t feel what it is to be an outcast, you will not obtain salvation,’” the Pope observed in his March 24 daily Mass. Addressing those … [Read more...]

Pope decries escalating violence in South Sudan

Vatican City, Mar 24, 2014 / 05:01 am (CNA).- In a letter sent to the archbishop of the South Sudanese capital Juba, Pope Francis urged the nation's citizens to find a peaceful solution to conflicts and to seek the common good over personal interests. Read aloud by Cardinal Peter Turkson during Sunday Mass, the March 23 letter addressed to Archbishop Paulino Lukudu Loro entreated all parties to “tirelessly seek peaceful solutions, enabling the common good to prevail over particular … [Read more...]