Polish patron St. Stanislaus of Krakow honored April 11

Denver, Colo., Apr 7, 2013 / 06:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On April 11, the Catholic Church honors the memory of the 11th-century bishop and martyr St. Stanislaus of Krakow, who died for the faith at the hands of King Boleslaus II. Canonized in 1253, St. Stanislaus is a beloved patron of the Polish nation and people. In his own country he is commemorated May 8, the date of his death in 1079. Blessed John Paul II – who was Krakow’s archbishop in the “See of St. … [Read more...]

Christendom College summer program explores Church in Ireland

Front Royal, Va., Apr 6, 2013 / 04:02 pm (CNA).- Christendom College has announced a new program in Ireland that will be launched this summer to offer students a deeper understanding of Western Christianity and the role of Ireland in particular.College president and institute director Dr. Timothy O’Donnell explained to CNA that “the idea was to bring American and Irish students together, basically to study, to pray, and to have a great time together.”He noted that the … [Read more...]

Archbishop Aquila says immigrants can help renew US Catholicism

Denver, Colo., Apr 6, 2013 / 01:02 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver said that immigrants should be welcomed as people with human dignity who can aid the renewal of Christianity and Catholic culture in the U.S. “Immigrant families have always contributed to the richness of our culture – particularly the richness of American Catholic culture,” Archbishop Aquila said in a March 5 speech at the local Regis University chapel. Supporting immigrant families may … [Read more...]

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...]


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