Salt and Light media foundation to celebrate 10th anniversary

Toronto, Canada, Nov 30, 2012 / 12:16 am (CNA).- Canada’s Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation and Salt + Light Television, Canada’s first Catholic television network, will begin celebrations of its 10th anniversary in December.“It is hard to believe that we began this bold media initiative ten years ago!” Basilian Father Thomas Rosica, the CEO of the Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation, said Nov. 29.Fr. Rosica recalled how the network was “born on … [Read more...]

Colombia overwhelmingly re-elects pro-life official

Bogotá, Colombia, Nov 29, 2012 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With 80 out 99 possible votes, the Colombian senate re-elected Attorney General Alejandro Ordonez on Nov. 27 to a new four-year term. Ordonez, whose firm pro-life stance has come under fire over the past several months, beat out candidate Maria Mercedes Lopez, who received five votes and Orlando Gallo, who received only two. “I thank God and thank the Senators for their independence and the officials of the Justice … [Read more...]

Nuncio says Church needs holy priests more than ever

La Plata, Argentina, Nov 28, 2012 / 12:42 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a message to seminarians, the apostolic nuncio to Argentina said that in today's society the Catholic Church is in dire need of “well formed” and holy priests. During a Mass to mark the 90th anniversary of St. Joseph Seminary in La Plata, Archbishop Emil Paul Tscherrig drew a parallel between the formation of seminarians and the healing of the ten lepers in the Gospel. “Of the ten, only one returned to … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Cuban Church urges continued aid for Hurricane Sandy victims

Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, Nov 20, 2012 / 04:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archdiocese of Santiago in Cuba is calling on the international community to continue helping the thousands of victims of Hurricane Sandy, and has set up two bank accounts to receive donations. “The city is recovering, but the spiritual and material reconstruction will take a long time,” Archbishop Dionosio Garcia said in a Nov. 11 message. “God speaks to us even in suffering, and we are capable of … [Read more...]

Campaign seeks to repeal Uruguay abortion law

Montevideo, Uruguay, Nov 19, 2012 / 12:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pro-life organizations in Uruguay have launched a signature drive for the country's political parties to repeal the newly enacted abortion law in their campaigns for the 2014 elections. In a statement sent to CNA on Nov. 16, the fifteen Uruguayan pro-life organizations said that “the right to life, like all human rights in general, is not dependent on majorities or minorities.” By a vote of 50-49, the Uruguayan … [Read more...]