Church will always proclaim life, Argentine archbishop says

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Apr 23, 2014 / 12:38 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Alfredo Zecca of Tucuman, Argentina, said the Church does not tire of proclaiming the Gospel of Life and of denouncing the culture of death that eliminates the most innocent and defenseless. “Christ’s resurrection is also our resurrection and gives us the grace to live as ‘new men,’ as ‘risen ones.’ Our new mission ought to necessarily follow our new being; sin gives way to grace, … [Read more...]

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Cuban government makes Good Friday official holiday

Havana, Cuba, Apr 17, 2014 / 03:06 pm (CNA).- After granting temporary permission for Cubans to celebrate Good Friday in 2012 and 2013, the Cuban government has decided grant a request made by Pope Benedict during his visit to the country in 2012 to make it a permanent official holiday. Although the norm will not be in force until June, the Ministry of Work and Social Security issued a special resolution allowing Cubans to observe Good Friday this April 18. However, it said those who work … [Read more...]

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Priest murdered in Nicaragua, report says

Managua, Nicaragua, Apr 10, 2014 / 05:40 pm (CNA).- A priest who was counseling a married woman outside his parish rectory April 6 was allegedly killed by her husband, who then reportedly killed his wife and turned the gun on himself. “I wish to express the sentiments of deep sorrow that priests, religious and the faithful are experiencing over the recent death in an unfortunate act of murder of Father Juan Francisco Blandon Meza, pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in the town of … [Read more...]

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Venezuelan government invites Vatican to peace talks

Caracas, Venezuela, Apr 10, 2014 / 12:24 pm (CNA).- Venezuela's foreign affairs minister, Elias Jaua, has sent a letter to the Vatican, inviting its participation in the National Peace Conference that has been convened by President Nicolas Maduro. The move came after a meeting between Venezuela government officials and the opposition, during which both sides agreed that the Holy See could join in the peace process. In the letter, made public April 9, Jaua sent an invitation on behalf … [Read more...]

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Argentine archbishop defends baptism of child with lesbian parents

Cordoba, Argentina, Apr 7, 2014 / 04:44 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Carlos Nanez of Cordoba, Argentina, explained that the recent baptism of a baby who is being raised by her biological mother and the woman’s lesbian partner is not an endorsement of their lifestyle. Rather, he said in statements to CNA, the case “is like that of any other person who asks for baptism.” “The one that is receiving baptism is the girl. It is her right,” he underscored. His comments … [Read more...]

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Brazil’s bishops take responsibility for backing junta

Brasilia, Brazil, Apr 5, 2014 / 07:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Brazil's bishops' conference has issued a declaration acknowledging that some of its members supported the authoritarian military dictatorship that ruled the country from 1964 to 1985. “For New Times, with Freedom and Democracy,” issued April 1, says some of the nation's bishops backed the junta with “the intention of combatting communism.” The document, unprecedented among Latin American … [Read more...]

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Mozilla head’s resignation over marriage stance sparks outcry

Mountain View, Calif., Apr 4, 2014 / 08:16 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Critics slammed Web browser Firefox's announcement that CEO Brendan Eich resigned in wake of controversy surrounding his support of traditional marriage, calling the move intolerant of free speech.   Andrew Sullivan – founding editor of political blog “The Dish” and writer of the first national cover-story in favor of the legalization of same-sex “marriage” in 1989 – strongly … [Read more...]

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