Indiana expands school voucher program

Indianapolis, Ind., May 10, 2013 / 02:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Six weeks after the Indiana Supreme Court upheld the state’s voucher program, Gov. Mike Pence has signed into law a bill that makes more children eligible for vouchers. “Our Hoosier students deserve every opportunity to be successful. That includes having the choice to attend the school that works best for them,” Gov. Pence said May 9 at a signing ceremony at Calvary Christian school in Indianapolis. He said … [Read more...]

Elderly nun found guilty over nuclear site break-in

Knoxville, Tenn., May 10, 2013 / 12:02 am (CNA).- Sister Megan Rice of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus was convicted May 8 for breaking into and causing damage at a Tennessee nuclear weapons manufacturing facility. The 83-year-old nun was accompanied in the July break-in by Michael Walli and Greg Boertje-Obed, all of whom are members of Transform Now Plowshares. The three were convicted after two-and-a-half hours of jury deliberation. On May 4, Sr. Mary Ann Buckley, head of the … [Read more...]

Congressmen request abortion regulation data from states

Washington D.C., May 9, 2013 / 05:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid the on-going trial of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, two committees of the U.S. House of Representatives are demanding answers from state officials about the regulation of abortion facilities.“We presume that each of you, upon learning of the failures highlighted by the Gosnell trial, have considered what your state governments are doing to ensure that similar crimes could not be perpetrated in your state,” the House … [Read more...]

Thousands expected at March for Life in Rome

Rome, Italy, May 9, 2013 / 04:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- More than 15,000 people are expected to gather outside the historic Roman Coliseum on May 12 to take part in the third March for Life.Included among expected participants are leading representatives of pro-life originations from around the world, as well as members of the clergy and European royalty.Lila Rose, the president of undercover investigative group Live Action, and Nicholas Windsor, the son of the Duchess of Kent and grandson … [Read more...]

Video of 3-year-old ‘celebrating’ Mass becomes online hit

Bogotá, Colombia, May 9, 2013 / 12:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A three-year-old Colombian boy has garnered attention across the internet for a video in which he dons priestly garments and “celebrates” Mass, reciting the liturgy from memory.Samuel Jaramillo, who is an orphan, lives with his grandmother and an aunt in the city of Medellin. When family members posted a video of the boy pretending to celebrate Mass on YouTube, it gained rapid popularity, attracting nearly 300,000 views in … [Read more...]

Sisters encouraged, grateful Pope met with them

Vatican City, May 9, 2013 / 10:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Sister Alice Matilda Nsiah says that Pope Francis’ decision to meet with her and other superiors general on Wednesday left them encouraged, grateful and proud to be Catholic. “Our faith is renewed with the Pope and we are very grateful that he give (sic) us the audience. We are very grateful that he has time for us.  We are very grateful that we are working together for the Church. So we are very proud to be … [Read more...]

Music scholar says chant is for everyone, not just elite

Denver, Colo., May 9, 2013 / 04:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Gregorian chant is freely available and a music of the people – not the domain of a stuffy, Catholic elite as it is often perceived, says a music scholar from Alabama. “You can listen to it, download perfect editions, you can make your own editions, it's freely shared with the world,” said Jeffrey Tucker, managing editor of “Sacred Music” and founder of “The Chant Café” blog. Chant … [Read more...]


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