Assault of pro-life advocate leads to arrest of alleged serial rapist

Denver, Colo., Nov 21, 2012 / 04:49 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The arrest of a prominent Denver realtor who allegedly assaulted a senior citizen collecting signatures for a pro-life petition has lead to new developments in three unsolved rape cases.“Were it not for Mr. Costello’s arrest at the grocery store in July, there would have been no new leads, and there would have been no charges filed in connection with these three unsolved sexual assaults,” Lynn Kimbrough of the Denver … [Read more...]

Spanish group calls for bolstering of disabled children’s rights

Madrid, Spain, Nov 21, 2012 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On Universal Children's Day marked worldwide on Nov. 20, the organization Down Spain called for increased protection of the rights of children with Down's Syndrome.   According to the group, the rights of children who suffer from disabilities “are still being violated in areas such as health care and education, which makes it difficult for them to be fully included in society.” The organization recalled that … [Read more...]

Pope: Faith is reasonable, leads to joyful life

Vatican City, Nov 21, 2012 / 12:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI continued his series of teachings on faith by examining how it is “reasonable and not in conflict with science.”People from all over the world gathered in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall on Nov. 21 to hear the Pope’s catechesis, which he delivers every Wednesday.“The Catholic faith is reasonable and also nurtures trust in human reason," he told the audience of thousands. "It's … [Read more...]

French president to support ‘gay marriage’ conscience rights

Paris, France, Nov 21, 2012 / 12:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- French President Francois Hollande said that his proposal to legalize “gay marriage” in the country would include a conscience protections for officials who want to opt out of presiding over ceremonies. Hollande told the French Mayors Association on Nov. 20 that the country's leaders should enforce the measure if it passes, but that “options to delegate do exist and they could be broadened. And there is freedom of … [Read more...]

French president to support ‘gay marriage’ conscience rights

Paris, France, Nov 21, 2012 / 12:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- French President Francois Hollande said that his proposal to legalize “gay marriage” in the country would include a conscience protections for officials who want to opt out of presiding over ceremonies. Hollande told the French Mayors Association on Nov. 20 that the country's leaders should enforce the measure if it passes, but that “options to delegate do exist and they could be broadened. And there is freedom of … [Read more...]

In Ireland abortion case, pro-lifers warn against snap judgments

Dublin, Ireland, Nov 21, 2012 / 11:41 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Following the death of a pregnant women in Ireland who was denied an abortion, pro-life voices are advising careful examination of the circumstances rather than abortion advocacy. Debate over Irish abortion law has been heated since news broke of Savita Halappanavar, a 17-week pregnant woman who died in a Galway hospital on Oct. 28. Halappanavar's autopsy has revealed that she died of blood poisoning and E. coli ESBL, an … [Read more...]

Pope warns Gaza conflict could spread in Middle East

Vatican City, Nov 21, 2012 / 11:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI is warning violence could spread through the region, after Israel continued bombing Gaza and a suicide bomb rocked Tel Aviv.The Pope appealed for a halt to violence in his Nov. 21 general audience in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall, as the fighting between the Palestinians and Israelis continued for the eighth day."I am following with great concern the escalation of violence between Israelis and Palestinians in … [Read more...]


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