UN registers Lebanon’s millionth Syrian refugee

Beirut, Lebanon, Apr 4, 2014 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon registered with the United Nations has now passed 1 million, as the organization’s refugee agency stresses the urgent need to fund humanitarian aid. “The extent of the human tragedy is not just the recitation of numbers,” United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees representative Ninette Kelley told reporters in Lebanon's second largest city, Tripoli, April … [Read more...]

Audit finds increase in child protection, decrease in reported cases

Washington D.C., Apr 4, 2014 / 02:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An audit of the dioceses across the United States shows an increase of more than $15 million spent on child protection efforts, and a decrease in the number of reported cases of sexual abuse. "Much work has been done to keep children in the care of the Church safe, but we must not think the work is finished," said Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, in a March 1 statement on the report. “Though our promise to … [Read more...]

Filmmakers seek support for film on abortionist Kermit Gosnell

Los Angeles, Calif., Apr 4, 2014 / 12:08 am (CNA).- Three filmmakers are crowd funding a multi-million dollar movie about Kermit Gosnell and his late-term abortion clinic, stressing the need to bring attention to the morally and politically charged case. “The media have basically ignored his crime and his trial,” Phelim McAleer, one of the filmmakers, said in the project’s introductory video. “He ran an abortion clinic in Philadelphia where he delivered live, viable … [Read more...]