What’s the point of education? Bishop Conley has some ideas

Lincoln, Neb., Sep 17, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Neb. vividly remembers his father asking him what on earth he planned to do with his English degree. “Open up an English shop?” Bishop Conley said with a laugh. Most English majors can probably relate. But even today – decades after his undergraduate studies – Bishop Conley stands by his belief that a liberal arts curriculum is the foundation of a well-founded education and … [Read more...]

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Office Depot apologizes after claiming pro-life flier was ‘hate material’

Chicago, Ill., Sep 17, 2015 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Office Depot officials have apologized to a pro-life Catholic woman in Illinois after their store refused to print her pro-life flier on fetal organ harvesting and prayer for the conversion of the Planned Parenthood abortion provider. The apology followed company officials’ claims that the flier was “hate material,” “graphic,” or advocated “persecution of people who support abortion … [Read more...]

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Here’s what Cardinal O’Malley has to say for Respect Life month

Washington D.C., Sep 16, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- While people might think of illness, disability age or inconvenience as something that detracts from human dignity, every life is “worth living,” says Cardinal Sean O'Malley, head of the U.S. bishops' pro-life committee. “An elderly man whose health is quickly deteriorating; an unborn baby girl whose diagnosis indicates she may not live long; a little boy with Down syndrome; a mother facing terminal cancer … [Read more...]

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Planned Parenthood feared bad press over alleged selling of baby parts

Washington D.C., Sep 15, 2015 / 05:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The tenth video from a pro-life group investigating whether abortion providers like Planned Parenthood are illegally selling fetal tissue shows the nation’s largest abortion provider was conscious of the possible damage its affiliates’ practices could cause if it became news. David Daleiden, who is leading the investigation project for the Center for Medical Progress, charged that “the lengths to which Planned … [Read more...]

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Knock knock. Who’s there? Pope Francis, apparently.

New York City, N.Y., Sep 15, 2015 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Pope, a priest, and Bill Murray walk into a bar… Just kidding. Sort of. But if you can come up with a funny ending to that joke, you should “donate” it to the just-launched Joke with the Pope campaign, sponsored by the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States. The campaign is an effort to raise awareness and funds for three pontifical missions throughout the world, just ahead of Pope … [Read more...]

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Here’s your best chance to see Pope Francis in DC

Washington D.C., Sep 15, 2015 / 12:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- All official events for Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Washington, D.C. are ticketed, but there is a new opportunity for the public to see the Pope without needing a ticket. After his visit to the White House on the morning of Sept. 23, Pope Francis will step into the Popemobile for a parade around The Ellipse on the south side of the White House, and onto the National Mall. Viewers can line the sides of the route to see Pope … [Read more...]

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Resolution introduced in Congress to call Islamic State atrocities ‘genocide’

Washington D.C., Sep 14, 2015 / 11:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Members of Congress introduced a resolution on Thursday to label the atrocities committed by the Islamic State against Christians and other religious minorities “genocide.” “Christians in Iraq and Syria are hanging on in the face of the Islamic State’s barbarous onslaught. This is genocide,” stated Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.), who helped introduce the resolution. Fortenberry is co-chair of the … [Read more...]

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