Bangladesh tragedy sparks call for retail accountability

Dhaka, Bangladesh, May 15, 2013 / 04:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After the collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh which killed at least 1,127 workers, demands for better oversight from Western retailers as well as local manufacturers have been widespread. “The question is whether U.S. importers have an obligation to do something about working conditions in other countries,” Edward J. O'Boyle, senior research associate with Mayo Research Institute, told CNA May 14. He … [Read more...]

Catholic aid organization seeks to transform lives

Boca Raton, Fla., May 15, 2013 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Catholic foreign aid organization aims to advance the “integral development” of people it helps around the world by serving both their physical and spiritual needs. Jim Cavnar, president of Cross Catholic Outreach, said the Boca Raton-based organization was launched in 2001 to help Catholic missions in developing countries “grow and supply their outreaches to the poor.” Cavnar told CNA May 14 that a … [Read more...]

Vatican II helped the world ‘see Jesus,’ says cardinal

Washington D.C., May 15, 2013 / 12:11 am (CNA).- Cardinal Justin F. Rigali, archbishop emeritus of Philadelphia, said that the five Popes involved in the Second Vatican Council shared a common vision of protecting and spreading the Catholic faith. Popes John XXIII and Paul VI “emphasized the need for prayer, need for understanding” as they oversaw the council, Cardinal Rigali said, explaining that this mindset became the “ethos” of Vatican II following the … [Read more...]

Vatican II helped the world ‘see Jesus,’ says cardinal

Washington D.C., May 15, 2013 / 12:11 am (CNA).- Cardinal Justin F. Rigali, archbishop emeritus of Philadelphia, said that the five Popes involved in the Second Vatican Council shared a common vision of protecting and spreading the Catholic faith. Popes John XXIII and Paul VI “emphasized the need for prayer, need for understanding” as they oversaw the council, Cardinal Rigali said, explaining that this mindset became the “ethos” of Vatican II following the … [Read more...]

Minn. redefines marriage despite religious freedom warnings

St. Paul, Minn., May 14, 2013 / 05:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The state of Minnesota has redefined marriage to include same-sex couples despite concerns over social wellbeing and religious liberty raised by Catholics and other faith leaders. A statement from the Minnesota Catholic Conference said that the bill’s passage, “though expected, is no less disappointing.”“The full social and legal effects of marriage redefinition will begin to manifest themselves in the … [Read more...]

Tango dancer dedicates performance at St. Peter’s to Pope

Rome, Italy, May 14, 2013 / 04:05 pm (CNA).- A professional Argentine dancer, who recently travelled to Rome to see his fellow countryman, Pope Francis, hopes to one day perform for the Holy Father in person.“It is truly a pleasure and an honor for Argentineans to have him as Pope,” Oscar Flores told CNA on May 8 after the Pope’s general audience. “He is a very charismatic person and he knows how to reach the people.”The dancer was joined by a group of Latin … [Read more...]

Abortionist Gosnell sentenced to life in prison

Philadelphia, Pa., May 14, 2013 / 03:41 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Following his conviction for the murder of three babies born alive, abortionist Kermit Gosnell was sentenced Tuesday to two life sentences without parole for two of those murder charges. By agreeing not to appeal his conviction, Gosnell was able to avoid the death penalty for two of the convictions of first-degree murder. Gosnell “agreed to wait all of his appellate rights in exchange for life in prison...instead … [Read more...]


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