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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Pope sends message of condolence after earthquake rocks Chile

Santiago, Chile, Apr 3, 2014 / 05:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis sent a letter to Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati of Santiago, Chile, after the country was hit by an 8.2 magnitude earthquake on April 1, which reportedly killed six people and caused significant damage. “I wish to send all Chileans my affection and closeness,” the Pope said in his letter. He told Chileans that he was “deeply saddened upon learning the news of the earthquake that has resulted in deaths and … [Read more...]

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Colombian archbishop worried about disappearances of youth

Bogotá, Colombia, Mar 26, 2014 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Dario de Jesus Monsalve Mejia of Cali, Colombia, is lamenting the “scourge of violence” in the region that has led to the recent disappearance of five young people. “The assumption is that they are recruited by some of these armed outlaw organizations, but whatever the case it is a macabre way of murdering, by the method of disappearance, leaving families terribly battered,” Archbishop Monsalve said … [Read more...]

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Chile’s ‘Day of the Unborn Child’ to recognize pregnant mothers

Santiago, Chile, Mar 25, 2014 / 04:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- For the first time this year in Chile, March 25 will officially be celebrated as the Day of the Unborn Child, recognizing the need to protect and care for expectant mothers and their children. As part of the celebration, the foundation Chile Unido and the Santiago subway system will hand out more than 3000 white roses to pregnant women, as a symbol of the purity of their unborn children. The purpose of the initiative is to honor … [Read more...]

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