Tens of thousands expected for Italy’s March for Life

Rome, Italy, May 2, 2014 / 08:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Italian March for Life expects tens of thousands of attendees at its fourth march to support what organizer Virginia Coda Nunziante called “the first right for a human being.” “If a human being doesn’t receive life, he won’t receive any other rights,” Coda Nunziante told CNA April 23. The march will begin May 4 at Rome's Piazza della Repubblica. Participants will begin to gather at 8 a.m. … [Read more...]

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Be bold in proclaiming truth, Cardinal Dolan tells media

Rome, Italy, May 2, 2014 / 04:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- At a communications conference in Rome this week, Cardinal Timothy Dolan offered his own observations on how to communicate effectively, emphasizing the importance of addressing hard issues. Pope Francis “has given us a good example,” the Archbishop of New York told CNA April 29. “He's very shrewd, he’s very savvy. He’s what we need.” “He says, 'how do we get the message out',” … [Read more...]

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US urged to act before South Sudan violence becomes genocide (Graphic Photo)

Washington D.C., May 2, 2014 / 03:09 am (CNA).- Describing reports of atrocities coming out of South Sudan, U.S. Congressman Frank Wolf (R-Va.) called Wednesday for immediate action to prevent a potentially massive genocide in the country. “America helped give birth to South Sudan. We have a moral obligation to do something – and something bold.” Wolf spoke at an April 30 news conference in Washington, D.C. Joined by Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and Rep. Joe Pitts (R-Pa.), … [Read more...]

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Easter earthquake does not shake faith in Papua New Guinea

Buka, Papua New Guinea, May 1, 2014 / 06:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An earthquake which struck the Papua New Guinean island of Bougainville on Holy Saturday brought chaos and destruction to persons and property, according to the local bishop.  “I had been having a mumu meal offered by a family for Easter, but also to remember the first anniversary of my mum's death … we almost had it as a last meal,” Bishop Bernard Unabali of Bougainville said. Mumu is a … [Read more...]

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Adoption a loving choice for children and women, activist says

Washington D.C., May 1, 2014 / 05:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Adoption offers not only an opportunity for children to live, but for women to make a "loving parenting choice,” according to the founder of a pro-life organization. "When you talk about abortion there are only two life-affirming options: either you're talking about parenting, or the loving parenting choice of adoption," Ryan Bomberger, founder of the Radiance Foundation, told CNA. "It's an … [Read more...]

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Loyola Marymount community objects to dean’s links to abortion groups

Los Angeles, Calif., May 1, 2014 / 04:33 pm (CNA).- Loyola Marymount University’s appointment of an atheist dean with a record of service to abortion-supporting groups suggests the university may be unable to sustain its Catholic identity, one alumni group has charged. “The current process for attracting, qualifying, and vetting candidates for senior positions, as this appointment demonstrates, is inadequate to preserve the Catholic character of Loyola Marymount University for … [Read more...]

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Courage conference to support Catholics with same-sex attractions

Philadelphia, Pa., May 1, 2014 / 11:42 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Courage apostolate will hold a conference at Villanova University this July to continue advancing its spiritual support for men and women with same-sex attractions who want to grow spiritually in lives of chastity. Father Paul N. Check, Courage’s executive director, said that the gathering is “a unique event in the life of the Church.” “The conference unites a wide range of people and experience around … [Read more...]

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