Proposed Colo. amendment to protect unborn crime victims

Denver, Colo., Apr 6, 2013 / 06:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Colorado woman whose nine-month-old unborn baby boy was killed by a drunk driver says a proposed state constitutional amendment is needed to recognize the personhood of unborn crime victims. “People should support this amendment because it is for unborn children like Brady and it gives them the voice that they never got to have,” Heather Surovik told CNA April 4. On July 5, 2012, Surovik went to one of her last … [Read more...]

Catholics rally behind DC priest amid controversy

Washington D.C., Apr 5, 2013 / 06:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Students and parishioners are speaking up for a Catholic priest after two gay students at George Washington University said they want him removed for supporting the Church's stance on homosexual behavior. “I have never seen Fr. Greg be less than compassionate to any student on an issue of sexuality,” Catholic author and speaker Dawn Eden told CNA April 5. “He’s been instrumental in helping them to find … [Read more...]

Critics slam drastic widening of morning-after pill access

Brooklyn, N.Y., Apr 5, 2013 / 03:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A federal judge's order to make the morning-after pill available without a prescription to people of any age has drawn sharp criticism and concern from public figures throughout the country. “This is just a recipe for disaster,” Dennis Poust, communications director for the New York Catholic Conference, told CNA April 5. In response to a lawsuit filed by the Center for Reproductive Rights, a federal judge in Brooklyn, … [Read more...]

Critics slam drastic widening of morning-after pill access

Brooklyn, N.Y., Apr 5, 2013 / 03:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A federal judge's order to make the morning-after pill available without a prescription to people of any age has drawn sharp criticism and concern from public figures throughout the country. “This is just a recipe for disaster,” Dennis Poust, communications director for the New York Catholic Conference, told CNA April 5. In response to a lawsuit filed by the Center for Reproductive Rights, a federal judge in Brooklyn, … [Read more...]

Despite threat, lawyer thinks Miami nuns can continue outreach

Miami, Fla., Apr 5, 2013 / 04:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After the City of Miami issued a violation to the Missionaries of Charity for “operating a business without a license,” a lawyer providing legal support said he is confident the city will withdraw the notice. “The city has full knowledge” of the sisters' work and has given them “numerous approvals over the years,” attorney Tom Equels told CNA April 4.   “Sometimes they forget so … [Read more...]

Anglican archbishop lands massive prize for peace efforts

Philadelphia, Pa., Apr 5, 2013 / 02:05 am (CNA).- South African apartheid fighter Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been awarded the prestigious Templeton Prize in recognition of the Anglican churchman's work in advancing global peace. “Desmond Tutu calls upon all of us to recognize that each and every human being is unique in all of history and, in doing so, to embrace our own vast potential to be agents for spiritual progress and positive change,” said Dr. John M. Templeton, Jr., … [Read more...]

Fiftieth Prayer for Vocations day to focus on hope

Washington D.C., Apr 5, 2013 / 12:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As the 50th World Day of Prayer for Vocations draws near, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has prepared resources emphasizing the hope that religious vocations offer to the world. “We need good holy priests and dedicated men and women committed to the consecrated life to help build the Kingdom of God here and now,” said Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis, who chairs the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Clergy, … [Read more...]


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