Cardinal says American Catholics should head battle for human rights

Rome, Italy, Dec 13, 2012 / 04:04 pm (CNA).- Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for Bishops, said the Catholics of America should be “on the front lines in the battle” for justice, peace and “authentic human rights.” However, he qualified, this commitment can only be effective “with the testimony of holiness.” Cardinal Ouellet made his remarks during a solemn Mass for the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe celebrated at the … [Read more...]

Bishops say Our Lady of Guadalupe still brings Christ to Americas

Rome, Italy, Dec 12, 2012 / 04:57 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Nearly five hundred years later, Our Lady of Guadalupe is still drawing men and women of the Americas to Christ, two U.S. Catholic bishops said at the “Ecclesia in America” conference in Rome. “What has been proposed to us afresh is the image and the presence of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and her perfectly enculturated presentation of the Gospel in America,” Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore told EWTN News Dec. … [Read more...]

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...]


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