San Fran archdiocese praises Catholic school teachers, rejects ‘inflammatory’ reports

San Francisco, Calif., May 1, 2015 / 05:22 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archdiocese of San Francisco has stressed its “greatest admiration and respect” for those working in Catholic education, pledging to take into account teachers’ concerns while lamenting that some reports about its proposals for Catholic schools have been “incorrect” and “inflammatory.” The archdiocese said April 27 that teachers “make vital contributions to the formation of … [Read more...]

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Former Soviet spy: We created Liberation Theology

Washington D.C., May 1, 2015 / 03:34 pm (CNA).- Espionage deep in the heart of Europe. Secrets in the KGB. Defection from a communist nation. Ion Mihai Pacepa has seen his share of excitement, serving as general for Communist Romania’s secret police before defecting to the United States in the late 1970s. The highest-ranking defector from communism in the ‘70s, he spoke to CNA recently about the connection between the Soviet Union and Liberation Theology in Latin America. Below … [Read more...]

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Washington archdiocese lauds House vote to protect religious liberty – but it may not be enough

Washington D.C., May 1, 2015 / 02:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The House voted late Thursday night to formally disapprove of two laws which religious and pro-life organizations in the nation’s capital say violate their religious liberty. The passage of the joint resolution of disapproval, H. J. Res. 43, is the first step towards undoing two laws passed by the Washington, D.C. city council in December and signed into law in January by the city’s mayor, Muriel Bowser (D). Many religious … [Read more...]

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Writer, sister, friend – Sr. Mary Ann Walsh remembered for ‘dedication to the truth’

Washington D.C., May 1, 2015 / 12:25 am (CNA).- Many journalists would say they have a passion for truth, but for Sr. Mary Ann Walsh, that took on added significance as she worked for the Church she loved. Ubiquitous in the world of U.S. Catholic media, Sr. Walsh was well-known among Catholic news publications across the country and beyond. The 68-year old Catholic sister and former director of media relations for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) passed away on April 28 … [Read more...]

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Will youth inevitably support same-sex marriage? These activists say nope

Washington D.C., Apr 29, 2015 / 04:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Old and young, gay and straight, marriage defense advocates rallied outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, calling for the institution of marriage to be maintained. Doug Mainwaring was one of those standing up in defense of marriage as the union of a man and woman. He himself is an admitted former member of a same-sex union. “I have as much trouble with no-fault divorce as I have with same-sex … [Read more...]

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Baltimore archbishop: With God, a broken city can heal

Baltimore, Md., Apr 29, 2015 / 02:43 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After both peaceful protests and violent riots following the death of an African American man in the custody of the Baltimore police, the local archbishop appealed to prayer and truth as means of healing and restoring human dignity. “May we pray together that God will grace us with his presence always, so that our broken city can once again be made whole, and that our minds and our hearts will be open to peace and God’s … [Read more...]

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Supreme Court doesn’t tip hand: asks tough questions of both sides in marriage case

Washington D.C., Apr 28, 2015 / 03:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- U.S. Supreme Court justices asked tough questions of both plaintiffs and respondents at oral arguments on Tuesday in a possibly landmark marriage case that is expected to be decided in June. "Clearly, the justices were conflicted over this issue,” stated the Heritage Foundation’s William E. Simon senior fellow Ryan Anderson, who attended the April 28 oral arguments before the Supreme Court. “The first … [Read more...]

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