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...]

US bishops fund aid projects in Haiti, Latin America

Washington D.C., Apr 4, 2013 / 04:59 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A U.S. bishops’ subcommittee has approved over $3.1 million dollars in funding for pastoral work in Latin America, including the continued reconstruction of Haiti and World Youth Day pilgrimage efforts. “We are pleased to see our efforts beginning to pay off as reconstruction is finally gaining momentum for the Church of Haiti,” said Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami, who is a member of the Subcommittee on the … [Read more...]

Study shows African Americans reject civil, gay rights equation

Washington D.C., Apr 4, 2013 / 02:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A new survey of African Americans shows that most disagree with the claim that the effort to promote gay rights is comparable to the historic movement for racial equality. About 55 percent of respondents to a Zogby Analytics survey said that equal rights for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered persons are not the same as equal rights for African Americans. Only 28 percent agreed, while 17 percent said they are not sure. The … [Read more...]


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