Warren Buffett’s billion-dollar abortion funding draws fire

Washington D.C., May 15, 2014 / 02:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pro-life advocates have drawn attention to a report showing that businessman Warren Buffett’s charitable foundation has given more than $1.2 billion to abortion providers and advocacy groups. Buffett is “ensuring the destruction of millions of children worldwide,” Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, told the Media Research Center’s Culture and Media Institute. She characterized … [Read more...]

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Prayer breakfast speakers: US Church called to missionary role

Washington D.C., May 14, 2014 / 05:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In an increasingly antagonistic culture, American Catholics must realize that they are not called to comfort, but to fearlessly proclaim the Gospel, said speakers at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast. “We need to find new ways of bringing the Gospel to the contemporary world, of proclaiming Christ anew and of implanting the faith,” said Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston. Pointing to “the United … [Read more...]

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Cardinal O’Malley: reject indifference toward immigrants

Washington D.C., May 14, 2014 / 04:55 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston called for a greater awareness of the situation faced by many immigrants to the U.S., as well as the need to reform a “broken and woefully inadequate” system. “Pope Francis’ presence at Lampedusa was a clarion call to reject the attitude of indifference to the plight of immigrants,” he said. The cardinal’s remarks came May 13 during his keynote … [Read more...]

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EWTN honored as religious TV station of the year

Irondale, Ala., May 14, 2014 / 03:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- EWTN Global Catholic Network and its news show EWTN News Nightly have won two Gabriel Awards in recognition of their uplifting work, including one for religious television station of the year. Michael P. Warsaw, EWTN Chairman of the Board and CEO, said the network is “honored” that the Catholic Academy of Communication Professionals recognized EWTN and its employees. “We look forward to another 33 years of helping … [Read more...]

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Christians and Muslims united in Nigeria, says bishop

Jos, Nigeria, May 14, 2014 / 01:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Boko Haram’s April kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls has brought Nigerians, as well as people across the world, into solidarity with each other across religious divides, one of the country’s bishops has said. The girls, most of them aged between 16 and 18, were kidnapped April 14 from their boarding school in Borno, Nigeria's northeastern-most state. Members of the radical Islamist group Boko Haram have claimed … [Read more...]

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Vocation is ‘never static,’ reflects newly appointed Irish bishop

Dublin, Ireland, May 14, 2014 / 12:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Father Kevin Doran, whom Pope Francis appointed Bishop of Elphin, Ireland, on May 14 has emphasized that one’s personal vocation must be discerned daily, in faithfulness to God who calls us. “I must confess to being a little surprised to find myself here this morning … I have learnt over the years, however, that vocation is never static,” Bishop-designate Doran said to the faithful of his new diocese May 14, … [Read more...]

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Animated video on John Paul II aims to evangelize youth

Rome, Italy, May 14, 2014 / 11:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In honor of the canonization of St. John Paul II, audiovisual resource page Catholic Link has created an animated video detailing the profound spiritual life of the saint with the hope of reaching youth. “With the video we try to tell people and share his life, but in a way that really emphasizes this central point…what the core, the nucleus of all of this was his relationship with Christ,” Garrett Johnson told CNA in a … [Read more...]

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