Experts meet in Mexico for conference on Shroud of Turin

Mexico City, Mexico, May 29, 2013 / 01:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Experts from around the world gathered in Mexico for a conference on the Holy Shroud of Turin in light of the latest studies indicating that the linen bears the characteristics of Jesus’ burial cloth.The conference, entitled “The Holy Shroud and the Year of Faith,” took place May 24-25 in Mexico City as the Mexican Center for the Study of the Shroud marked its 30th anniversary. The center is led by Dr. … [Read more...]

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San Lorenzo soccer team honors Pope on Marian feast

Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 28, 2013 / 12:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The San Lorenzo de Almagro soccer team celebrated the feast of Mary Help of Christians on May 24 by unveiling a plaque honoring one of their most famous “fans,” Pope Francis.The feast is marked each year by a special Mass. Two years ago, that Mass was celebrated by then-Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, who is now Pope Francis.At the end of this year’s Mass, the club’s secretary Marcelo … [Read more...]

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Canada’s politicians targeted for ‘failure’ to protect children

Calgary, Canada, May 24, 2013 / 04:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A pro-life group in Canada is renewing its efforts to ignite discussion and conversion in their country by calling out major politicians who support abortion. “We very much want to change public opinion so that we can change public policy,” Stephanie Gray of the Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform told CNA May 21. The campaign called “Face the Children” consists of postcards featuring images of some of … [Read more...]

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Venezuelan Church to start year-long campaign against abortion

Caracas, Venezuela, May 20, 2013 / 12:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Venezuelan bishop said his country's 13th annual pro-life campaign will extend for the whole year, aiming to defend life and reject abortion “as the killing of a weak and defenseless human being.” In a statement sent to CNA, Bishop Rafael Conde Alfonzo recalled that for several years the Week for Life has begun on March 25. However, this year it was postponed because the date fell on Monday of Holy Week and … [Read more...]

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Peruvian bishop recalls 25th anniversary of John Paul II’s visit

Lima, Peru, May 17, 2013 / 04:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Jose Antonio Eguren of Piura recounted the Eucharistic love and call to holiness of Blessed Pope John Paul II on his second visit to Peru, 25 years ago.John Paul II visited Peru for the second time May 14-16, 1988, three years after his first visit to the country.  Archbishop Eguren was named master of ceremonies for the 1988 liturgical events. A 32 year-old priest at the time, he recalled that the visit by the … [Read more...]

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Venezuelan food shortage threatens supply of wine for Mass

Caracas, Venezuela, May 16, 2013 / 12:16 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Reporter Macky Arenas of the Catholic Lay Report said the serious food shortage in Venezuela could lead to a lack of wine and hosts for the celebration of Mass.Arenas explained that the shortage in the country is due to “the lack of raw materials.”“This is not a country known for the production of wine, and the only national company has told the bishops it will not be able to meet demand,” she … [Read more...]

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Canada’s pro-life march shows growing movement

Ottawa, Canada, May 11, 2013 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The 16th National March for Life drew to Ottawa thousands of pro-life Canadians who advocated legal protections for all unborn people, with a special focus this year on sex-selective abortion. “The culture of life is alive, it’s loud, and it’s growing,” Matt Wojciechowski, spokesman for the Campaign Life Coalition, told CNA. “The march was an amazing, amazing event,” he added. “It was very … [Read more...]

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