49ers head coach describes joy of Peru mission work

Piura, Peru, Jun 26, 2012 / 06:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- It's not every day that children in Piura, Peru, learn to play American football from the coach of a National Football League team. Jim Harbaugh, the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, told CNA that impromptu lessons with the kids during a recent eight-day trip to the town brought him joy. Harbaugh was one of several U.S. volunteers who traveled in June to Piura – a small town nearly 600 miles north of Lima – to … [Read more...]

Poll finds Americans respect immigrants, want ‘non-partisan’ solution

New Haven, Conn., Jun 26, 2012 / 02:05 am (CNA).- Most Americans have a respectful view of immigrants, and would support long-term measures to make legal residence possible, a Knights of Columbus-Marist poll has found.“There is a consensus among the American people on the issue of immigration,” Supreme Knight Carl Anderson said in a June 25 statement, announcing the findings of a survey conducted by the Catholic fraternal order in collaboration with the Marist Institute for Public … [Read more...]

Catholic leaders react to Egyptian presidential election

Cairo, Egypt, Jun 26, 2012 / 12:34 am (CNA).- The victory speech of newly elected Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi has encouraged Coptic Catholic Bishop Joannes Zakaria of Luxor, who expressed optimism about the future despite others’ concerns.“Once people listened to Mr Morsi’s speech, they were not worried. Things are calmer. The people are waiting to see what he can do in the future,” he told Aid to the Church in Need.The bishop said Christians hope he will … [Read more...]

Pope to continue meetings to restore trust in Roman Curia

Vatican City, Jun 25, 2012 / 07:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican says that Pope Benedict XVI will continue to consult with key figures from the universal Church in a bid to re-establish a “climate of serenity and trust in the service of the Roman Curia.”“Naturally the Holy Father will, over coming days, will continue his discussions and reflections, also taking advantage of the fact that many pastors have come to Rome for the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul,” Vatican … [Read more...]

Pope to continue meetings to restore trust in Roman Curia

Vatican City, Jun 25, 2012 / 07:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican says that Pope Benedict XVI will continue to consult with key figures from the universal Church in a bid to re-establish a “climate of serenity and trust in the service of the Roman Curia.”“Naturally the Holy Father will, over coming days, will continue his discussions and reflections, also taking advantage of the fact that many pastors have come to Rome for the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul,” Vatican … [Read more...]

Archbishop Gomez gives mixed response to immigration ruling

Washington D.C., Jun 25, 2012 / 05:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Supreme Court's decision on an Arizona immigration law drew both praise and concern from the bishops' leader on migration issues, as well as a renewed call for federal immigration reform.   “The U.S. Catholic bishops across the nation will urge their state governments to not pursue laws such as in Arizona, but rather to pursue humane reform on the federal level,” said Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los … [Read more...]

DC religious freedom event stresses role of liberty in America

Washington D.C., Jun 25, 2012 / 04:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- More than 1,000 people gathered in the nation's capital on June 24 to celebrate religious liberty and recall its importance in American life. Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington, D.C. observed that “the history of the United States is the story of the struggle for religious freedom.” “Each one of us individually and all of us collectively need to be free simply to be who we are, people of faith,” he … [Read more...]


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