Catholics for a Free Choice spends millions in Latin American abortion support

Lima, Peru, Nov 26, 2012 / 04:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The abortion advocacy group Catholics For a Free Choice has invested more than $13 million over the last decade in pushing the legalization of abortion in Latin America. IRS documents show that between 2002 and 2010 – the last year of tax filings available for review – the organization spent $13,716,679 to promote the procedure in Central and South America. Founded in 1973, the group has an annual budget of $3 million, which … [Read more...]

Court ordered to hear Christian college’s health care challenge

Washington D.C., Nov 26, 2012 / 03:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Supreme Court has ordered a federal court of appeals to consider a Christian college's claim that its religious freedom is threatened by forced funding of abortion under the health care reform law. “I am very pleased with the High Court’s ruling,” said Mat Staver, dean of Liberty University School of Law and founder of the nonprofit litigation group Liberty Counsel, which is representing the … [Read more...]

Bishops say Colombians unaware of truth behind euthanasia law

Bogotá, Colombia, Nov 26, 2012 / 12:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Bishops' Conference of Colombia has rejected a proposed law on euthanasia and assisted suicide currently being debated and said the country “has not been told the truth” about the measure. After “attentive study, the Catholic Church wishes to express its total disagreement with the bill and its deep concern about the abuses that could result from its possible enactment,” the bishops said in a Nov. 21 … [Read more...]

New cardinals excited, honored at elevation by Pope

Vatican City, Nov 26, 2012 / 11:51 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The six new cardinals from various parts of the globe shared their excitement after making their vows to Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Basilica.Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of the Philippines said that being made a cardinal has made him feel “excited and tired,” as well as a bit stunned.Pope Benedict swore-in the cardinals at a Nov. 24 consistory at which the men promised to praise God and be faithful to the … [Read more...]

Church remembers St. Peter of Alexandria, ‘Seal of the Martyrs’

Denver, Colo., Nov 25, 2012 / 09:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Local commemorations of the fourth-century martyr Saint Peter of Alexandria will take place on Nov. 25 and 26. Although his feast day in the Western tradition (on the latter date) is no longer a part of the Roman Catholic Church’s universal calendar, he remains especially beloved among Catholic and Orthodox Christians of the Egyptian Coptic tradition.Tradition attests that the Egyptian bishop was the last believer to suffer death … [Read more...]

Church responsible for spreading Christ’s kingdom, Pope recalls

Vatican City, Nov 25, 2012 / 08:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After he celebrated Mass with six new cardinals for the feast of Christ the King, Pope Benedict spoke about God's kingdom and the Church’s role in making it present in the world. "The whole mission of Jesus and the content of his message consists in proclaiming the Kingdom of God and its practical application in the midst of men with signs and wonders," he said on the feast of Christ the King."But, as … [Read more...]

Catholic students host ‘HopeKids Day’ for terminally-ill

Scottsdale, Ariz., Nov 24, 2012 / 03:07 pm (CNA).- Kids can still hope in the future, even if a life-threatening illness makes that future uncertain at best. Just ask Joel.The 2-year-old from Holland was in an Arizona hospital Nov. 8 for treatment. He faces stage 4 neuroblastoma and the treatment success rate is not as strong back home.Two days later, Joel still had a tube in his nose. That didn’t stop him from smiling big during a pony ride at the third annual “HopeKids … [Read more...]