Real Catholic TV service removes ‘Catholic’ from new name

Detroit, Mich., Jun 17, 2012 / 05:03 pm (CNA).- The online network known as Real Catholic TV will omit the term “Catholic” in its new name, after a dispute with the Archdiocese of Detroit about its right to use the term under canon law.Michael Voris, host of the network's feature “The Vortex,” said in a June 12 video that Real Catholic TV was changing its name to “ChurchMilitant.TV.” Inspiration for the name came from a recent address by Pope Benedict … [Read more...]

Home enthronement enriches Catholics’ faith

Davenport, Iowa, Jun 17, 2012 / 01:04 pm (CNA).- The premise is simple: Place images of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary in your home as a reminder of their centrality to family life, and renew your devotion to Christ and his Blessed Mother.It’s called home enthronement, and cluster parishes in Hills, Lone Tree and Nichols are embracing the practice.St. Joseph’s in Hills and St. Mary parishes in Lone Tree and Nichols, Iowa gave a total of 150 home … [Read more...]

Parables show God’s transforming power, Pope teaches

Vatican City, Jun 17, 2012 / 10:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- God is the prime mover in the story of salvation, Pope Benedict XVI taught on June 17, as he discussed Christ's parables about the similarity between the Kingdom of God and the growth of seeds.“The message is clear,” the Pope told pilgrims in his midday Angelus address. “The Kingdom of God, even if it requires our cooperation, is firstly a gift of the Lord, a grace that precedes man and his … [Read more...]

Church remembers poet-bishop St. Paulinus of Nola on June 22

Denver, Colo., Jun 17, 2012 / 06:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On June 22, the Catholic Church remembers Saint Paulinus of Nola, who gave up his life in politics to become a monk, a bishop, and a revered Christian poet of the 5th century.In a December 2007 general audience on St. Paulinus, Pope Benedict XVI remarked on the saint's artistic gifts, which inspired “songs of faith and love in which the daily history of small and great events is seen as a history of salvation, a history of God … [Read more...]

News analyst examines media failures on Catholic issues

Washington D.C., Jun 16, 2012 / 04:47 pm (CNA).- News media coverage has “ranged from imbalanced to near-fraudulent” in its contrasting reports on the religious freedom rallies and the controversy over Vatican action towards the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, media observer Mollie Hemingway says.“While the dissenters against the HHS mandate are marginalized by the media, the dissenters against the Vatican are uplifted,” she told CNA June 13. “Dissent … [Read more...]

Heart transplant provides new outlook, inspiration on life

Paterson, N.J., Jun 16, 2012 / 01:04 pm (CNA).- John Trommelen makes certain to devote every Thursday to helping ease the fears of organ-transplant patients at Newark Beth Israel Hospital with simple gestures: a reassuring word or a hug.But this 77-year-old parishioner of St. Bonaventure in Allegany, N.Y. here also calms the anxiety of these patients and their concerned families with help from his two “new” hearts — one physical, the other spiritual.For several years, … [Read more...]

Some think new bishops in Ireland should be non-Irish

Rome, Italy, Jun 16, 2012 / 07:31 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A leading commentator on the future of the Catholic Church in Ireland is asking the Vatican to consider appointing non-Irish bishops to currently vacant dioceses on the Emerald Isle.“I think we need to think outside the box in a big way,” said David Quinn of the Dublin-based Iona Institute in a June 5 interview with CNA in Rome.“We may need to appoint overseas-based priests as bishops in Ireland or bring suitable … [Read more...]