Disbelief, horror follow desertion of baby with Down syndrome

Washington D.C., Aug 7, 2014 / 05:17 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Advocates for those with Down syndrome are appalled and grieved by the reported abandonment of a baby who had been diagnosed with the genetic condition. “It is such a bizarre and sad case,” said Michelle Sie Whitten, executive director of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, which uses research, medical care, and education to support those living with Down syndrome and their families. “My reaction, the Down … [Read more...]

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American missionary feels ‘abandoned’ in North Korean captivity

Washington D.C., Aug 7, 2014 / 04:43 pm (CNA).- A Baptist missionary held captive in North Korea says he feels “abandoned” by the U.S. government after nearly two years of detainment. Kenneth Bae feels “abandoned by the United States government,” quoted Choson Sinbo, a pro-North Korea newspaper based in Japan, in a July 31 video interview. The video and stills from it showed Bae wearing a blue prison uniform. He begged for help and fought back tears as he … [Read more...]

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Pope names new bishop for Ohio-based eparchy

Cleveland, Ohio, Aug 7, 2014 / 04:15 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis has named seminary rector Father Bohdan J. Danylo as new bishop for the Parma, Ohio-based Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of St. Josaphat. Bishop-designate Danylo, 43, is rector and president of St. Basil Seminary in Stamford, Conn. He was born in Gizycko, Poland, on May 22, 1971. He came to the U.S. in 1992. He was ordained a priest in 1996. In 2007 he was named an archpriest, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops reports. He has … [Read more...]

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Knights of Columbus set record for global charitable giving

Orlando, Fla., Aug 7, 2014 / 12:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Knights of Columbus continued to set records for charitable giving and volunteer hours, making this the 14th consecutive year they've increased their contributions. For the 2013 year, the Knights donated nearly $170 million and volunteered more than 70.5 million hours, according to their Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity discussed at the 132nd Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention in Florida. “Charity has been at the … [Read more...]

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Iraqi Christians facing risk of genocide, patriarch warns

Baghdad, Iraq, Aug 7, 2014 / 10:41 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The seizure of Iraq’s largest Christian town has prompted a mass exodus of refugees, which a leading Catholic bishop described as a Way of the Cross that could become a genocide unless the global community intervenes.   “They are facing a human catastrophe and risk a real genocide. They need water, food, shelter,” Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako of Babylon said in an Aug. 7 open … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis appoints personal envoy to Iraq

Vatican City, Aug 7, 2014 / 08:39 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In light of the increasingly dramatic situation of Christians in Iraq following the expansion of ISIS forces to the plain of Nineveh, Pope Francis has appointed Cardinal Fernando Filoni as his personal envoy. “In light of the grave situation in Iraq, the Holy Father has nominated Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of peoples, as his personal envoy to express his spiritual closeness to the … [Read more...]

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Pope issues urgent appeal for global help of Iraqi Christians

Vatican City, Aug 7, 2014 / 08:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As Iraq’s largest Christian city fell into the hands of the Islamic State, Pope Francis issued an urgent appeal asking for peace, and called for worldwide efforts to assist those affected by increasing violence. “In light of the very distressing events, the Holy Father renews his spiritual closeness to the many who are experiencing this extremely painful trial,” an Aug. 7 statement from the Vatican read. “He … [Read more...]

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