Disappointment follows ruling against Little Sisters in mandate case

Denver, Colo., Jul 14, 2015 / 11:29 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Little Sisters of the Poor have reiterated their commitment to following their conscience as they care for the poor and dying, following a federal appeals court ruling that they must obey the federal contraception mandate. “As Little Sisters of the Poor, we simply cannot choose between our care for the elderly poor and our faith,” said Mother Provincial Sr. Loraine Marie Maguire. “And we should not have to make … [Read more...]

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Disappointment follows ruling against Little Sisters in mandate case

Denver, Colo., Jul 14, 2015 / 11:29 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Little Sisters of the Poor have reiterated their commitment to following their conscience as they care for the poor and dying, following a federal appeals court ruling that they must obey the federal contraception mandate. “As Little Sisters of the Poor, we simply cannot choose between our care for the elderly poor and our faith,” said Mother Provincial Sr. Loraine Marie Maguire. “And we should not have to make … [Read more...]

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Vatican applauds Iran nuclear deal, calls for commitment to make it ‘bear fruit’

Vatican City, Jul 14, 2015 / 07:14 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After global powers reached an agreement with Iran Tuesday limiting the country’s nuclear activity, the Vatican said the deal was an important step and expressed their hope the fruits would spread to more than just the nuclear field. “The agreement on the Iranian nuclear program is viewed in a positive light by the Holy See,” Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi SJ said in a July 14 statement, shortly after the … [Read more...]

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Here’s what would happen if America’s Catholic outreach disappeared

Denver, Colo., Jul 14, 2015 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A few months ago, Erin McCroy was walking the streets of Denver with Andrew Murphy, a 20-something missionary with Christ in the City, an outreach for people who are homeless. McCroy, who had just become the Managing Director for the group, was trying to learn what the daily life of a missionary looked like.   “I was out walking with him to get familiar with the ministry, and they’re all so happy to see him,” … [Read more...]

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The cost of violence: 15 million Africans displaced, with little hope for the future

Washington D.C., Jul 14, 2015 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Plagued by wars, terrorism, and repressive governments, sub-Saharan Africa is in the throes of a humanitarian crisis that the international community is not ready to address, witnesses testified on Washington, D.C.'s Capitol Hill last Thursday. The number of displaced persons has reached an all-time high of 60 million, but a quarter of those are in sub-Saharan Africa. “Of that total, 3.7 million are refugees and 11.4 … [Read more...]

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Why a doctor who treats Iraq War veterans is opposed to DC’s assisted suicide bill

Washington D.C., Jul 13, 2015 / 04:34 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Medical professionals, attorneys and disabilities rights advocates have united in opposition to a proposal that would legalize assisted suicide in Washington, D.C., warning that it preys on the most vulnerable. “Allowing anyone, especially doctors to kill, or help kill a person is too dangerous to patients, doctors, the health care system, and society,” Dr. Karl Benzio of the Lighthouse Network said during a hearing on the … [Read more...]

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Full text of Pope Francis’ in-flight interview from Paraguay to Rome

Aboard the papal plane, Jul 13, 2015 / 11:43 am (CNA).- In the course of his 64 minute in-flight press conference while en route to Rome, Pope Francis answered questions ranging from politics, his upcoming trip to the Unites States, and his feelings about taking selfies. The Pope responded in Italian to 14 questions posed by journalists during his July 12 overnight flight from Asuncion to Rome. Paraguay was the last of the three stops on the Pope's trip to South America. He visited … [Read more...]

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