Americans share same hopes for future, President Obama says

Washington D.C., Nov 7, 2012 / 12:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During his victory speech after being elected to a second term on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama said that Americans are united in their values as a nation. “Despite all our differences, most of us share certain hopes for America's future,” he said Nov. 6. “We want our children to live in an America not burdened by debt, weakened by inequality...that isn't threatened by the destructive power of a … [Read more...]

Maine legalizes ‘same-sex marriage’

Washington D.C., Nov 6, 2012 / 10:17 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Voters in the state of Maine approved a ballot measure Nov. 6 to redefine marriage to include homosexual couples, becoming the sixth state in the U.S. to do so, and the first to do so by a vote of the people. Previously, marriage had been put before the people 32 times, and voters had affirmed marriage as the union of a man and a woman in each case. Question 1 on the Maine ballot proposed to legally recognize “gay … [Read more...]

Montana passes parental notification abortion law

Helena, Mont., Nov 6, 2012 / 09:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On Nov. 6, Montana passed a measure requiring abortion facilities to notify parents before performing the procedure on those under 16-years-old. As votes rolled in Tuesday, 66 percent of state locals voted in favor and 33 percent voted against Referendum 120, which mandates that doctors notify a parent or legal guardian at least 48 hours beforehand. Notice will not be required, however, if there is a medical emergency, if it is waived … [Read more...]

Colombia asks Pope to bless peace talks with rebel group

Vatican City, Nov 6, 2012 / 04:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Colombia's new ambassador to the Holy See has asked Pope Benedict to give his blessing to the peace talks begun in October between the Colombian government and the Marxist rebel group FARC. “In the name of our President Juan Manuel Santos and the Colombian people, I ask for your Apostolic Blessing upon Colombian for the peace talks,” Ambassador German Cardona Gutierrez Cardona said to the Pope during an official ceremony … [Read more...]

Adoration begins in Eternal City for US elections

Rome, Italy, Nov 6, 2012 / 02:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics in the Eternal City are holding an all-night Eucharistic vigil, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., praying that U.S. voters help their country by electing politicians who will support Christian values.“We’re praying that the Holy Spirit guide those who vote, especially all Catholics and people of good will,” said Father Frederick Gruber, 28, who is studying for his license in sacred theology at the Marianum. … [Read more...]

Catholics across nation hold Election Day prayer events

Washington D.C., Nov 6, 2012 / 01:26 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Throughout the United States, Catholics are gathering in prayer on Nov. 6 to ask for God’s blessing upon the country and its citizens as they cast their ballots.In response to popular request, Ave Maria University in southwest Florida will be hosting 24-hour adoration for both students and members of the local community on Election Day.“We’re expecting a full house,” said Father Robert McTeigue, S.J., … [Read more...]

Abortion supporters try to attack Buenos Aires cathedral

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov 6, 2012 / 11:48 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Nov. 1 a mob of abortion supporters and anti-clerical leftists in Argentina tried to deface the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires but was turned away by the police and a human chain of Catholics.The would-be vandals marched from the capital city’s congressional building to May Square, where police stopped them from attacking the cathedral. The protestors were also met by a large number of Catholics, including many … [Read more...]