Facebook abortion ads prompt call for pro-life action

London, England, Jan 15, 2013 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Facebook must be called on to refuse abortion ads that target U.K. women, says a pro-life leader who warns the practice “threatens to further commercialize the killing of unborn children.” “Facebook advertising will only serve the abortion industry’s money-spinning trade which hurts women through killing their unborn children,” Anthony Ozimic, communications manager with the London-based Society for the … [Read more...]

Protestors report 1 million in Paris march to defend marriage

Paris, France, Jan 14, 2013 / 10:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Over one million people reportedly took to the streets in France on Jan. 13 in opposition to President Francois Hollande's “marriage for all” proposal. Figures show between 1.3 and 1.5 million protested against their president's plans to pass same-sex marriage, according Bruno Dary, the former military governor of the city of Paris. Numbers from other media outlets range from an estimated 340,000 to 800,000 … [Read more...]

John Paul II received ‘help’ from miner in priesthood vocation

Rome, Italy, Jan 11, 2013 / 03:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- One of the closest collaborators of Blessed John Paul II, Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, recounted in Rome a little-known story about the late pontiff's vocation to the priesthood. Cardinal Re served at the Vatican Secretary of State and later prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.   On Jan. 9 at the Conciliaziones Auditorium – during the presentation of the recital “The Pope and the Poet,” inspired by the … [Read more...]

Spanish athlete sets example of kindness, sportsmanship

Madrid, Spain, Jan 11, 2013 / 11:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Spanish athlete Ivan Fernandez Anaya made news when he allowed another runner who was leading a race to finish first, despite the other runner's huge blunder that should have cost him the win. In comments to CNA on Jan. 10, Anaya recounted what happened on Dec. 2 during the Burlada Cross race in the city of Navarra. Anaya was trailing Kenyan runner Abel Mutai, an Olympic medalist in the 2012 London games, as they were nearing the … [Read more...]

Next bishop of Limerick, Ireland seeks new start

Limerick, Ireland, Jan 10, 2013 / 02:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The priest named as the next Bishop of Limerick called for a “new start” three years after the diocese’s previous bishop resigned in the face of severe criticism of his handling of sex abuse cases. Pope Benedict XVI named Father Brendan Leahy, a 52-year-old theology professor at St. Patrick’s College Maynooth, as the Diocese of Limerick’s new bishop Thursday. “Being appointed Bishop of Limerick … [Read more...]

Next bishop of Limerick, Ireland seeks new start

Limerick, Ireland, Jan 10, 2013 / 02:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The priest named as the next Bishop of Limerick called for a “new start” three years after the diocese’s previous bishop resigned in the face of severe criticism of his handling of sex abuse cases. Pope Benedict XVI named Father Brendan Leahy, a 52-year-old theology professor at St. Patrick’s College Maynooth, as the Diocese of Limerick’s new bishop Thursday. “Being appointed Bishop of Limerick … [Read more...]

Hundreds of thousands to flood Paris in support of marriage

Paris, France, Jan 9, 2013 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Supporters of traditional marriage expect hundreds of thousands of marchers to turn out for an upcoming national rally in opposition to President Francois Hollande's “marriage for all” proposal. Set to go before France's parliament Jan. 29, the draft law proposes to redefine marriage as a union “contracted between two persons of different sex or of the same sex.” The law would also allow … [Read more...]


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