Chicago Declaration gathers support for religious freedom

Chicago, Ill., Oct 24, 2012 / 12:26 am (CNA).- A new declaration signed by business and cultural leaders in Chicago voiced support for the U.S. Constitution’s religious freedom protections and emphasized the importance of education and engagement on this fundamental right in the face of current threats."In recognizing the unique and indispensable role of religion in our society and in the development of people, we affirm the positive good that religion plays in resisting vice and … [Read more...]

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Cardinal George warns US secularization is more serious than elections

Chicago, Ill., Oct 23, 2012 / 07:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Francis George of Chicago has said that the “secularizing” of American culture is a “much larger issue” than political causes or the outcome of the presidential elections, warning against a rise of anti-religious sentiment and restating his fears of a future persecution in the United States.“The world divorced from the God who created and redeemed it inevitably comes to a bad end. It’s on the … [Read more...]

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Complex Catholic women’s vote might influence the election

Washington D.C., Oct 23, 2012 / 05:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An analysis of Catholic women during the 2012 election season shows significant levels of agreement with Church teaching on contraception, as well as unity with other Americans in being concerned about the economy.“I think the data here paint an interesting picture of Catholic women, in that Catholic women are more likely to agree with the Catholic Church hierarchy on both the social justice issues and also the social issues … [Read more...]

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Violence postpones papal delegation to Syria

Vatican City, Oct 23, 2012 / 03:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican Secretary of State told the synod on the New Evangelization that the planned peace mission to Syria will still happen but has been postponed following flare-ups in violence.“Given the gravity of the situation, the visit will be postponed, probably until after the conclusion of the Synod, and the composition of the delegation will be modified, also due to other commitments on the part of its members,” Secretary of … [Read more...]

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Vatican reveals new leaks trial, report on butler’s sentencing

Vatican City, Oct 23, 2012 / 01:17 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In the latest chapter of the "Vatileaks" saga, officials announced today that the Vatican computer technician accused of helping steal confidential papal documents will go on trial in two weeks.Giuseppe Dalla Torre, head of the Vatican Tribunal, announced Oct. 23 that the first hearing for Claudio Sciarpelletti will take place Nov. 5. Sciarpelletti is accused of aiding and abetting the Pope’s former butler, Paolo … [Read more...]

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US bishops highlight 10 saints for Year of Faith

Washington D.C., Oct 23, 2012 / 10:17 am (CNA).- To help Catholics learn more about the lives of the saints, the U.S. bishops’ conference has offered a list of 10 American saints for the Year of Faith.Jeannine Marino, program specialist for the bishops’ conference’s Secretariat of Evangelization and Catechesis, created the list. As an advisor to several causes for canonization and a postulator, she researches the lives of proposed saints.The list includes St. Isaac … [Read more...]

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Ohio abortion figures show large drop in 2011

Akron, Ohio, Oct 23, 2012 / 04:06 am (CNA).- An Ohio state government report shows that there were 24,764 abortions reported in the state in 2011, but the total number was down 12 percent from the previous year.Patrick D’Andrea, Chairman of the Ohio Life Collaboration Campaign, said it was “heartwarming and inspiring to learn that nearly 3,000 fewer women and their babies endured the pain of abortion.”The figures come from the Ohio Department of Health and represent the … [Read more...]

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