March for Life in Spain to demand ‘zero’ abortions

Madrid, Spain, Sep 20, 2012 / 12:06 pm (CNA/Europa Press).- The organization Right to Life in Spain announced next month's 3rd International March for Life, which aims to bring about “profound” reform and “zero abortions” in the country. The Oct. 7 march will take place in Madrid and in 63 other cities across Spain, as well as in some 30 additional countries.   Right to Life spokeswoman Gador Joya said the organization wants to “support and encourage … [Read more...]

French cardinal says ‘gay marriage’ opens door to incest, polygamy

Lyon, France, Sep 18, 2012 / 04:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon said government approval of gay “marriage” in France could pave the way for the legalization of incest and polygamy. The cardinal made his statements on Sept.14 after a meeting with France’s Interior Minister, Manuel Valls. In an interview on French radio, Cardinal Barbarin said that same-sex unions constitute “a breakdown in society.” “This will lead to … [Read more...]

Italian Paralympics athlete values rosary more than medal

Rome, Italy, Sep 17, 2012 / 12:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Among the moving personal stories of athletes at the Paralympic Games in London, few surprised reporters more than that of the winner of the bronze in the 1500 meter race: blind runner Annalisa Minetti of Italy, who said she values her rosary more than any award. In an interview with RaiSport after her competition, Annalisa said the “medal” that never leaves her is a rosary, which she held up in her hand.   “Up … [Read more...]

UK lawyers say Christians may have to choose between faith and job

Strasbourg, France, Sep 12, 2012 / 12:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Attorneys representing the United Kingdom said last week that Christians might have to forfeit their jobs if they wish to express their faith in the workplace. “Employees are free to resign if they find their employment incompatible with their religious beliefs,” government lawyer James Eadie said. “They can obtain alternative employment in which they can reflect their religion as they wish.” His … [Read more...]

Bishops recall ‘Way of St. James’ as chance to trust in God

Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Sep 11, 2012 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Members of the Catholic clergy from around the United States hiked 100 miles of an ancient pilgrimage this summer, relying on God to give them strength to endure suffering along the way. Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, Bishop James S. Wall of Gallup, N.M., Fr. Gerry Baker of  Owensboro, Ky. and Fr. Don Kline of Phoenix accompanied auxiliary Bishop James D. Conley of Denver along the medieval “El … [Read more...]

New archbishop says Scotland’s re-evangelization rooted in Christ

Glasgow, Scotland, Sep 10, 2012 / 05:28 pm (CNA).- The new Archbishop of Glasgow used his inaugural homily to propose a vision for the re-evangelization of Scotland, which he said is rooted in a personal encounter with Jesus Christ.  “I think it is very important to stress that the proposal the Church makes to the world today is not an idea, or a plan or a policy, but a person,” said Archbishop Philip Tartaglia during Mass at St. Andrew’s Cathedral in Glasgow Sept. … [Read more...]

Christians, Muslims to hold vigil as Lebanon papal visit approaches

Rome, Italy, Sep 10, 2012 / 12:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Christians and Muslims will come together for a prayer vigil on Sept. 12 to invoke the protection of God and the Virgin Mary over Pope Benedict XVI's upcoming visit to the country this week. Vatican-based Fides News Agency reported that four processions of young people will converge upon the “Garden of Mary” in Beirut's Museum Square on Wednesday.   At 8 p.m. local time the vigil will begin, with Christian and … [Read more...]


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