With New Year coming, archbishop sees vitality in Chinese Church

Rome, Italy, Feb 9, 2013 / 06:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Savio Hon Tai Fai is preparing to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Rome, and as he takes stock of the Church in his native land he sees many reasons for hope. “The Catholic communities in China also give me hope,” Archbishop Hon Tai Fai told CNA in a Feb. 7 interview as he looked ahead to the New Year. “I noticed that some communities have a good sense of solidarity.  Helping other people and working … [Read more...]

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Gov. Jindal rejects request to halt Ash Wednesday execution

Baton Rouge, La., Feb 8, 2013 / 06:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Gov. Bobby Jindal has rejected the Louisiana Catholic bishops' request to halt the scheduled Ash Wednesday execution of a convicted murderer. The Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops on Feb. 4 condemned the “evil and tragic” actions of Christopher Sepulvado, a 69-year-old convicted for the 1992 murder of his six-year-old stepson Wesley Allen Mercer who was beaten to death. The bishops said that the execution by … [Read more...]

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Gov. Jindal rejects request to halt Ash Wednesday execution

Baton Rouge, La., Feb 8, 2013 / 06:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Gov. Bobby Jindal has rejected the Louisiana Catholic bishops' request to halt the scheduled Ash Wednesday execution of a convicted murderer. The Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops on Feb. 4 condemned the “evil and tragic” actions of Christopher Sepulvado, a 69-year-old convicted for the 1992 murder of his six-year-old stepson Wesley Allen Mercer who was beaten to death. The bishops said that the execution by … [Read more...]

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Bishops push for immigration reform without same-sex recognition

Washington D.C., Feb 8, 2013 / 05:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. bishops joined with a broad array of Christian leaders to stress the need for immigration reform, while reportedly voicing objections to a proposal that would recognize same-sex partners.“As a moral matter, we cannot tolerate an immigration system that exploits migrants, is inhospitable, and fails to offer immigrants the full protection of the law,” said Christian Churches Together, a broad ecumenical coalition of … [Read more...]

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Police disarm explosive device found in Madrid cathedral

Madrid, Spain, Feb 8, 2013 / 04:02 pm (CNA/Europa Press).- Police officers in Madrid successfully disarmed an explosive device that was discovered in a confessional at the Cathedral of La Almudena on Feb. 7, Europa Press reported.Officials said the device was rudimentary and contained a small amount of explosive material.Father Jesus Junquera said that he decided to call the police after finding a suspicious bag in a Cathedral confessional, although he initially had no idea that the bag … [Read more...]

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Argentinian archbishop stresses opposition to drug legalization

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Feb 8, 2013 / 12:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Jose Maria Arancedo, president of the Bishops’ Conference of Argentina, has reiterated the Church’s opposition to the legalization of drugs in the country.In statements to the newspaper El Litoral on Feb. 7, the archbishop said that legalization “would only create the impression that drugs don’t cause any harm.”His comments came in response to statements by the governor of Santa Fe, … [Read more...]

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Vatican council examines problem of low emotional intelligence

Rome, Italy, Feb 8, 2013 / 08:51 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Pontifical Council for Culture spent its last session tackling the problem of emotional illiteracy among younger generations and discovering how to restore that among the youth. “If people learn how to experience intimacy on a natural level, then they are going to be disposed to it on a supernatural level, on a spiritual level,” said Pia De Solenni, just before delivering the final talk for the council’s Feb. 6-9 … [Read more...]

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