Bishop’s letter on ‘language of love’ finds global audience

Lincoln, Neb., Jun 25, 2014 / 02:37 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Nebraska Bishop James D. Conley’s pastoral letter “The Language of Love” has had an international impact in the first three months since it was published. “Sacrifice is the language of love,” Bishop Conley’s pastoral letter reads. “Love is spoken in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, who poured out his life for us on the cross. Love is spoken in the sacrifice of the Christian life, sharing in … [Read more...]

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Mother, daughter find faith despite unexpected pregnancy

Steubenville, Ohio, Jun 25, 2014 / 04:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Waking up to her bedroom light one late night in October, Linda Padgett was flooded with fear. Standing there, her 18-year-old daughter Sarah revealed that she was pregnant. Raising a Catholic family of nine, Padgett was initially worried about judgment in the community, her daughter’s future, and the possibility that her daughter’s pregnancy may have been the result of bad parenting. Over time, however, she was able … [Read more...]

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Discrimination order sparks fears over religious liberty

Washington D.C., Jun 24, 2014 / 04:57 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- While affirming the dignity of every human person, Catholic and family advocates are voicing concern over reports of an anti-discrimination executive order that could undermine religious freedom. A group of U.S. Catholic bishops issued a statement noting “great concern” over “the reported intention of the President of the United States to issue an executive order forbidding what the Administration considers … [Read more...]

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Saint Faustina play brings message of Divine Mercy to life

Seattle, Wash., Jun 24, 2014 / 04:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A once-obscure nun from 1930s Poland would probably be surprised to find that she is the subject of a play travelling all across the United States in 2014. But popular demand was what ultimately drove Leonardo Defilippis, founder of St. Luke productions, to create “Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy”. “It’s amazing how there’s an interest in her. She was kind of hidden (in her life), but Divine Mercy … [Read more...]

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Hate group’s presence shocks attendees at priest funeral

Salina, Kan., Jun 24, 2014 / 12:03 am (CNA).- Faithful who attended the funeral for Father Kenneth Walker were dismayed at the presence of picketers from the Westboro Baptist Church on June 20 near Paxico, Kansas. As mourners filed into Sacred Heart Catholic Church, members of the hate group stood nearby holding signs and singing songs in order to broadcast their message. A priest with the Fraternity of St. Peter, Fr. Walker, 28, was shot and killed while coming to the aid of Fr. Joseph … [Read more...]

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Archbishop: Church must be free to imitate Christ through service

Baltimore, Md., Jun 23, 2014 / 05:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In seeking religious liberty, Catholics are seeking the freedom to serve in response to Christ’s love in the Eucharist, said the archbishop of Baltimore at the start of the 2014 Fortnight for Freedom. “May we find in the Eucharist, the source and the summit of our charity, and in that charity may we advocate by word and witness for the robust freedom of individuals and of Churches,” said  Archbishop William E. … [Read more...]

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Sacred art evangelizes hearts, Catholic experts say

Kansas City, Kan., Jun 23, 2014 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Two sacred art experts have stressed the importance of the Catholic visual arts in the new evangelization, saying the arts have the potential to change individual lives, and cultures as a whole. David Clayton and Caroline Farey will teach a two-day weekend program, “Sacred Art and the New Evangelization”, at the Savior Pastoral Center in Kansas City, Kansas July 11-13. Clayton, an English-born artist and art teacher … [Read more...]

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