Mother recalls son waking from coma as best Christmas gift

Rome, Italy, Dec 10, 2012 / 04:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After spending ten years in a comatose state, a young Italian man named Maximiliano Tresoldi woke up on Christmas of 2000 to dry the tears of his mother, Lucrecia. In an interview with CNA, Lucrecia recounted how Maximiliano – Max to his friends – was only 20 years old when he was injured in a car accident on Aug. 15, 1991.   He was diagnosed by doctors as paralyzed “with no chance of recovery,” she … [Read more...]

Virgin of Guadalupe the best evangelist, Supreme Knight reflects

Rome, Italy, Dec 10, 2012 / 02:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Our Lady of Guadalupe is the model for evangelization, especially in America, according to Carl Anderson, head of the Knights of Columbus. “She is the evangelist par excellence, in part because she enters the world...from the beatific vision, a state of supreme closeness to God,” he said Dec. 10 at the “Ecclesia in America” conference in Rome. “Her example and continued motherhood of all peoples is a sure … [Read more...]

Virgin of Guadalupe the best evangelist, Supreme Knight reflects

Rome, Italy, Dec 10, 2012 / 02:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Our Lady of Guadalupe is the model for evangelization, especially in America, according to Carl Anderson, head of the Knights of Columbus. “She is the evangelist par excellence, in part because she enters the world...from the beatific vision, a state of supreme closeness to God,” he said Dec. 10 at the “Ecclesia in America” conference in Rome. “Her example and continued motherhood of all peoples is a sure … [Read more...]

Pope says truth, not relativism, is source of non-violence

Rome, Italy, Dec 8, 2012 / 04:02 pm (CNA).- Pope Benedict XVI told a group of Catholic theological leaders that commitment to objective truth is not a cause for violence but necessary for dialogue and peace in society. “When you deny the opportunity for people to refer to an objective truth, dialogue is rendered impossible and violence, whether declared or hidden, becomes the rule of law of human relationships,” the Pope said in Dec. 7 comments to members of the International … [Read more...]

Cuba dictatorship an embarrassment, Spanish politician says

Madrid, Spain, Dec 7, 2012 / 04:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The president of the People's Party in Madrid, Esperanza Aguirre, called on Spaniards to commit to the democratization of Cuba and “take on” the dictatorship of the Castro brothers. “I want to say very loudly and clearly that for the citizens of the western countries, for all the citizens of the democratic countries that share the same cultural roots and the same moral and political values, the existence of the … [Read more...]

Irish pro-lifers hold vigil against abortion legislation

Dublin, Ireland, Dec 6, 2012 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Thousands of Irish pro-life demonstrators packed the street outside of the Dáil Eireann in Dublin for a Vigil for Life on Dec. 4, calling on the legislature not to pass any laws that would allow abortion. “We need to ensure that both our mothers and babies are best protected by banning abortion,” said Niamh Ui Bhrian of the Ireland pro-life group Life Institute. Attendees at the candlelight vigil included adults, … [Read more...]

Duchess of Cambridge’s illness could save lives, author says

Denver, Colo., Dec 5, 2012 / 02:19 am (CNA).- The Duchess of Cambridge’s stay in the hospital for severe morning sickness could help other women avoid aborting their children, according to author Ashli McCall, who has experience with the condition.In a Dec. 3 announcement, a representative for the Royal Family confirmed the pregnancy of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, but also said that Kate Middleton has been hospitalized with Hyperemesis Gravidarum.The illness, which is a severe … [Read more...]


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