Bishop says no truce yet between Honduran gangs

Tegucigalpa, Jun 3, 2013 / 12:47 pm (CNA).- A bishop in Honduras said a truce has still not been achieved between rival gangs in the country that have unleashed “an underhanded civil war between Honduran young people.”Auxiliary Bishop Romulo Emiliani of San Pedro de Sula denied reports of a truce between the country’s two most violent gangs, the M-18 and the MS-13. Leaders of both gangs appeared in the media to ask “forgiveness of society and the … [Read more...]

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Pope unites Church with global Holy Hour

Vatican City, Jun 3, 2013 / 09:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis united churches from all world dioceses yesterday when he presided Eucharistic Adoration in Rome to mark the feast day of Corpus Christi.He led the prayer, which consists of adoring the body of Christ, for worldwide Catholics who gathered in churches and cathedrals.The pontiff presided the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ in front of thousands of people inside Saint Peter’s Basilica from 5 to 6 … [Read more...]

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‘Blindside’ mom launching show to help adoptive families

New York City, N.Y., Jun 2, 2013 / 04:07 pm (CNA).- The mother whose story inspired the hit movie “The Blindside” has taken on a new television series to assist families in navigating the process of adoption.“We are taking one family at a time and we are trying to make a difference,” said Leigh Anne Tuohy, adoptive mother of Super Bowl champion and offensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens, Michael Oher.Ever since her family’s real life story of taking in … [Read more...]

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Faith requires sharing, Pope teaches

Vatican City, Jun 2, 2013 / 09:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The multiplication of the loaves and fish highlights our need to share our faith with others as part of a conversion to a deeper unity with Christ, Pope Francis says.“The feast of Corpus Christi asks us to convert to faith in Providence, to share the little that we are and that we have, and to not ever close ourselves in,” said Pope Francis June 2.During his Sunday Angelus address on the Feast of Corpus Christi, which … [Read more...]

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St. Norbert’s conversion and reforms remembered June 6

Denver, Colo., Jun 2, 2013 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On June 6 the Catholic Church honors Saint Norbert of Xanten – who started out as a frivolous and worldly cleric, but was changed by God’s grace into a powerful preacher and an important reformer of the Church during the early 12th century.He is the founder of the Norbertine order. Born around the year 1080 in the German town of Xanten, Norbert belonged to a high-ranking family with ties to the imperial court. As a young … [Read more...]

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Political scholar says religious freedom unites society

Washington D.C., Jun 1, 2013 / 04:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Through respect and healthy debate, society can find a balance in respecting the rule of law while accommodating the religious beliefs of different groups, said political scientist William Galston.“Religious liberty belongs to no party, no ideology, no creed: it is our common property and our shared inheritance,” he explained in a May 30 address.Galston gave the speech upon being honored at the National Religious Freedom … [Read more...]

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Bishops’ Adviser on Sexual Abuse: ‘How Do We Get Children Safer?’

Birmingham, Ala., Jun 1, 2013 / 01:06 pm (National Catholic Register).- Al Notzon III is the chairman of the National Review Board that advises the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on the implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, guidelines and procedures established by the USCCB in June 2002 for addressing allegations of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy.The function of the board is to collaborate with the bishops’ conference “in … [Read more...]

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