Cardinal hopes for upcoming beatification of Pope Paul VI

Vatican City, Aug 10, 2012 / 12:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Commemorating the 34th anniversary of the death of Pope Paul VI, retired Archbishop of Milan Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi said he hopes to see the late pontiff raised to the altars soon. “I trust and greatly desire that soon – and I am sure than many, everyone, shares this – the Church can venerate Paul VI as blessed,” he said during an Aug. 6 Mass at St. Peter's Basilica. “This desire is ignited every … [Read more...]

Knights of Columbus honor service to life, family, religious freedom

Anaheim, Calif., Aug 10, 2012 / 09:43 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Knights of Columbus awarded a family from Kentucky for their commitment to the Catholic faith, as well as members from around the world who have shown a commitment to serving the needy in their communities.“I love being a Knight of Columbus,” said Donald Paul, whose family was chosen as the organization’s 2012 International Family of the Year.Paul described the organization as “a brotherhood … [Read more...]

Movement to save chapel in Steubenville city logo grows

Steubenville, Ohio, Aug 10, 2012 / 04:03 am (CNA).- The Steubenville City Council's decision to remove the silhouette of the Franciscan University chapel from the city’s logo has been met with opposition from the local community.“A town should be able to define itself as it sees fit without being dictated to by an out of state special interest group (that has) no knowledge or understanding towards our community,” local business owner Chris Wendt told CNA Aug. 8.The … [Read more...]

Obama presence at fundraiser not an endorsement, Archbishop Lori says

New York City, N.Y., Aug 10, 2012 / 02:15 am (CNA).- Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori says an invitation to President Obama, to speak at a New York fundraiser alongside Mitt Romney, should not be misunderstood as a show of support for the president.Obama's expected presence and remarks at the upcoming Alfred E. Smith Foundation dinner “do not constitute an endorsement,” the U.S. bishops' religious liberty chairman and Baltimore archbishop told Kathryn Jean Lopez of … [Read more...]

Obama presence at fundraiser not an endorsement, Archbishop Lori says

New York City, N.Y., Aug 10, 2012 / 02:15 am (CNA).- Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori says an invitation to President Obama, to speak at a New York fundraiser alongside Mitt Romney, should not be misunderstood as a show of support for the president.Obama's expected presence and remarks at the upcoming Alfred E. Smith Foundation dinner “do not constitute an endorsement,” the U.S. bishops' religious liberty chairman and Baltimore archbishop told Kathryn Jean Lopez of … [Read more...]

Church leaders urge Egyptian troops to rescue Sinai hostages

Jerusalem, Israel, Aug 10, 2012 / 12:07 am (CNA).- “Dramatic changes” in the Sinai peninsula region offer Egypt's government a chance to rescue trafficking and torture victims, an assembly of Middle Eastern Catholic leaders said Aug. 9.“Due to the deployment of Egyptian troops in Sinai following the recent violence on the Israeli-Egyptian border, a window of opportunity opens up,” the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries in the Holy Land said in a communique.The … [Read more...]

Romney ad accuses Obama of ‘war on religion’

Boston, Mass., Aug 9, 2012 / 01:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The campaign of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has released an ad accusing President Obama of declaring “war on religion” by supporting the controversial HHS mandate.“President Obama used his healthcare plan to declare war on religion, forcing religious institutions to go against their faith,” the ad says.“Mitt Romney believes that’s wrong,” it states.The ad, titled … [Read more...]


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