‘The Apology’ – Men speak up about abortion

Washington D.C., Jan 21, 2015 / 12:25 am (CNA).- A pro-life organization is aiming to highlight how men are affected by abortion – and offer hope for healing and renewal – through a new video called ‘The Apology.’ “The pain of regret is one of the hardest things to deal with, because it is a constant reminder that we let down God, we let down others, we let down our child,” stated one of the men featured in the video. The film was released by Heroic … [Read more...]

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How one CEO sees unrealized potential in special needs kids

Washington D.C., Jan 20, 2015 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Special needs children can bring joy, grace and a potential to thrive in the workplace in a way that parents may never have foreseen – says a former CEO and senate candidate who gave her personal witness to this at a pro-life event on Tuesday. After discussing her time teaching an eight year-old boy at a special needs school, Carly Fiorina revealed that, “I have learned over the course of my life that every person has … [Read more...]

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Panama’s first cardinal: I’m astonished at my appointment

Panama City, Panama, Jan 20, 2015 / 04:33 pm (CNA).- Among the new cardinals Pope Francis will create in the February consistory is Bishop Jose Luis Lacunza Maestrojuan of the Diocese of David, Panama, who will become the first cardinal from that country. Bishop Lacunza spoke with CNA and shared his experience upon learning of the appointment. The Panamanian bishop said that when he first received news he would be made a cardinal, he was “surprised and astonished because I was not … [Read more...]

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‘Given the new situation, a papal trip to Cuba would be hoped for’

Vatican City, Jan 20, 2015 / 12:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Following the Vatican-brokered restoration of relations between the US and Cuba, a visit of Pope Francis to the island should be “expected and welcomed,” according to the Vatican's emeritus Secretary of State. Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, has had dealings with Cuba throughout the course of three pontificates. His most recent visit to the nation was Dec. 4-12, the week prior to the Dec. 18 announcement of the restoration of … [Read more...]

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Beard meets religious freedom in distinctive Court decision

Washington D.C., Jan 20, 2015 / 09:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a rare unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a Muslim prisoner in Arkansas must be allowed to grow his beard for religious reasons. The ruling was a “huge win for religious freedom,” the co-counsel in the case declared. “This is a victory not just for one prisoner in Arkansas, but for every American who believes and wants the freedom to act on those beliefs,” said Eric Rassbach, … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis’ curial reform: sending bishops home to dioceses

Vatican City, Jan 20, 2015 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The appointment of Bishop Mario Toso as head of the small Italian diocese of Faenza-Modigliana leaves vacant the post of secretary of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, a Vatican office that will be involved in the larger process of Curia reform. Bishop Toso, a Salesian, had served as secretary of the pontifical council since 2009. He had previously been an advisor of the same dicastery. His appointment as Bishop of … [Read more...]

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The fight for human dignity – how MLK speaks to ISIS, abortion

Washington D.C., Jan 19, 2015 / 04:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The ongoing legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is that every human life is sacred and must be protected from injustice, said leading U.S. bishops on Jan. 19. At a Jan. 17 Mass honoring the legacy of Dr. King, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C., said that the civil rights leader “quietly, forcefully, without violence and always faithful to the Gospel, simply reminded this society, this culture, this nation, that we are … [Read more...]

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