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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Cardinal encourages Lenten prayers for Venezuela

Caracas, Venezuela, Mar 18, 2014 / 05:03 pm (CNA).- Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas, Venezuela, called on the faithful to intensify their prayers during Lent for God to rid Venezuela of violence, as the death toll from recent protests continues to rise. “I want to ask you to pray a lot for Venezuela this Lent, that Venezuelans can resolve our problems peacefully, with everyone seeking the common good,” Cardinal Urosa said in his Lenten message. “Regardless of the … [Read more...]

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Global youth garner thanks for Pope on first anniversary

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Mar 11, 2014 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A group of young people from around the world have launched a campaign called Grazie Francesco – Thank You Francis – to send the Pope messages marking the first year of his pontificate March 13. Thousands of messages from around the world in eight different languages can be read on the campaign's website, which was created by the Argentinian group Lindo Lio and inspired by last summer's World Youth Day … [Read more...]

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Venezuela cardinal calls for peace amid escalating violence

Caracas, Venezuela, Mar 11, 2014 / 12:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Jorge Urosa Sabino of Caracas again urged peace amid increasing conflict in Venezuela, where at least 20 people have been killed in student protests over the past several weeks. “We wish to reiterate our call to all the inhabitants of Caracas, regardless of their political sympathies, to live together in peace,” he said in a March 7 statement. Student protests began to spark across the nation's cities … [Read more...]

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