Cardinal Burke stresses Catholic media’s ‘supreme importance’

Rome, Italy, Mar 28, 2014 / 02:03 am (CNA).- Cardinal Raymond Burke has praised the work of Catholic media, noting its importance in forming a pro-life culture that respects religious freedom and the nature of marriage. “The culture of death advances, in large part, because of a lack of attention and information among the general public. What is more, the thoroughly galvanized anti-life and anti-family agenda of the pervasive secular mass media confuses and corrupts minds and hearts, … [Read more...]

British paper suspends writer who looked forward to Benedict’s death

London, England, Mar 27, 2014 / 01:55 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Tablet, a British Catholic weekly, has suspended its Rome correspondent Robert Mickens after he publicly referred to Benedict XVI as “the Rat” and anticipated his death. In a March 2 Facebook post about Cardinal Loris Francesco Capovilla, who was Pope John XXIII's secretary and was elevated to the red Feb. 22, Mickens wrote: “This should have happened a LONG time ago. Do you think he'll make it to the … [Read more...]

UK fetal incineration scandal prompts calls to respect life

London, England, Mar 26, 2014 / 11:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Revelations that National Health Service hospitals in the U.K. have disposed of the bodies of miscarried or aborted children by incineration as clinical waste show the need to reject abortion and to respect life, pro-life leaders said. “We hope that this tragic and distressing story will cause the mask that exists to disguise the humanity of the unborn to slip, causing society to reflect more deeply on the value of human life … [Read more...]

English new evangelization school consecrated to Mary

Plymouth, England, Mar 25, 2014 / 04:59 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Marking its patronal feast Tuesday, the School of the Annunciation, a center for the new evangelization in England and Wales, held a Mass at which it was consecrated to Our Lady. “I’m really delighted Pope Francis has said the new evangelization must be Marian in character,” Dr. Petroc Willey, a founding member of the School of the Annunciation, told CNA March 13. In his apostolic exhortation “Evangelii … [Read more...]

Global symposium aims to educate media on religious liberty

Rome, Italy, Mar 24, 2014 / 12:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Alliance Defending Freedom, a legal advocacy association, is hosting a conference in Rome this week to inform members of the media about its work in defense of religious freedom. “Alliance Defending Freedom is hosting an International Media Symposium to educate the media about the legal issues that are threatening human dignity, religious liberty, the sanctity of life, the future of the family,” Alan Sears, president of the … [Read more...]

Pope Francis expresses solidarity with victims of mafia violence

Rome, Italy, Mar 21, 2014 / 04:58 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- At a Friday meeting and prayer vigil with families of mafia victims, Pope Francis shared his sympathy with them, and then forcefully exhorted mafiosi to convert and change their lives. “I wish to share with you a hope, and it is this: that the sense of responsibility will slowly, slowly win out over corruption, in every part of the world,” the Roman Pontiff said March 21 to members of the Libera Foundation, an organization … [Read more...]

Dominican bishop of Nottingham transferred to Liverpool

Liverpool, England, Mar 21, 2014 / 10:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Speaking Friday of his appointment as Archbishop of Liverpool, Bishop Malcolm McMahon of Nottingham has said he will strive to live up to the trust that is being put in him in his new role. “I am honoured and humbled to have been appointed by our Holy Father Pope Francis as Archbishop of Liverpool,” Bishop McMahon said in a news conference March 21. “I promise to do my best to repay the trust that he has placed in … [Read more...]


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