Global contraception push aims to ‘eliminate motherhood’

Newfoundland, Canada, Jun 7, 2013 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The head of an international charity called the billions of dollars funding “reproductive health” in the developing world an effort to do away with motherhood rather than shrink the maternal mortality rate. “The objective is not to reduce maternal mortality but to eliminate motherhood,” Dr. Robert L. Walley of the Canada-based MaterCare International told CNA June 3. Of the over 300,000 maternal deaths … [Read more...]

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Bishop says no truce yet between Honduran gangs

Tegucigalpa, Jun 3, 2013 / 12:47 pm (CNA).- A bishop in Honduras said a truce has still not been achieved between rival gangs in the country that have unleashed “an underhanded civil war between Honduran young people.”Auxiliary Bishop Romulo Emiliani of San Pedro de Sula denied reports of a truce between the country’s two most violent gangs, the M-18 and the MS-13. Leaders of both gangs appeared in the media to ask “forgiveness of society and the … [Read more...]

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Pro-lifers pray after death of Canadian abortion crusader

Ottawa, Canada, Jun 1, 2013 / 06:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pro-life leaders in Canada reacted with sadness and prayers to the death of Henry Morgentaler, regretting his leading role in legalizing abortion across the nation and the tens of thousands of abortions he performed. “As an organization supporting the protection of all human life from conception to natural death, we have always been opposed to Canada’s unrestricted access to legal abortion of which Henry Morgentaler, through … [Read more...]

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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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