MLK should inspire response to ‘gay marriage,’ Miami archbishop says

Rome, Italy, May 10, 2012 / 05:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and the American civil rights movement of the 1960s should inspire Catholics in their response to President Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage, says Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami. “Martin Luther King Jr. and others did not impose their views on racial justice but they made a proposal and through nonviolent protest they were able to touch the conscience of a nation and change unjust laws,” Arc … [Read more...]

Nine years later, widow still praying for husband’s killers

Rome, Italy, May 9, 2012 / 04:04 pm (CNA).- Margherita Coletta, whose husband Giuseppe – a brigade general of the Italian police – was murdered in an Iraqi suicide attack in 2003, continues to pray that his killers will receive God's mercy.“True justice will come from God,” Margherita told Italian daily Avvenire on May 8. In an interview with the paper, she recalled the tragic date of Nov. 12, 2003, when a suicide attack on the Italian base in Nassiriyah left 19 soldiers and nine civilians dead. … [Read more...]