You are my legacy, Cardinal George tells Chicago at final Mass

Chicago, Ill., Nov 17, 2014 / 04:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Francis George celebrated his last public Mass as Archbishop of Chicago on Sunday, thanking the people of Chicago for being God’s “gift” to him. “Every priest and bishop is given the gift of the people that he is called to care for and to love in Christ's name,” Cardinal George said in his Nov. 16 homily, according to the Chicago Tribune. “At some point, Christ will question me: What … [Read more...]

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For one young Catholic, music is an apostolate of beauty

Ann Arbor, Mich., Nov 15, 2014 / 03:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An up-and-coming Catholic musician in Michigan aims to expose listeners to God in the same way she did during her school years – through beauty found in “truly good” forms of art. “My desire with this music and this album is to reach anybody, anywhere and hopefully open their hearts to the reality that transfiguration and transformation is real,” singer/songwriter Alanna-Marie Boudreau told CNA … [Read more...]

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Court rejects Catholic concerns about new contraception mandate rules

Washington D.C., Nov 14, 2014 / 04:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A U.S. appeals court ruled Friday against Catholic organizations with objections to the Obama administration’s latest opt-out rules for mandated contraceptive and sterilization health insurance coverage. “To ask a group of priests to cooperate in the government’s plan to expand access to birth control and abortion-inducing drugs is about as contrary to religious freedom as you can get,” Father Frank Pavone of … [Read more...]

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Democracy and rights in Burma? Not without religious freedom

Washington D.C., Nov 14, 2014 / 03:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. must make religious freedom a top priority with Burma if there is hope for the southeast Asian country to make progress as a rights-based democracy, said a leader in religious liberty. “First and foremost, the United States should ensure that religious freedom and related human rights remain a high priority at all levels of engagement with the Burmese government.  Consistency in these efforts is key,” Dr. … [Read more...]

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US bishops elect delegates to synod: Kurtz, Chaput, DiNardo, Gomez

Baltimore, Md., Nov 14, 2014 / 10:38 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Meeting in Baltimore for their annual fall meeting, the U.S. bishops have selected their choices for delegates to next year’s Synod on the Family, sources have confirmed to CNA. The delegates, in order of election, are: Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, president of the U.S. bishops’ conference; Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia, who is hosting the 2015 World Meeting of Families; Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of … [Read more...]

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Pro-life? Then keep immigrant families together, bishops implore

Baltimore, Md., Nov 14, 2014 / 03:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In the wake of the mid-term elections last week, the U.S. Bishops urged Congress and President Obama to work together on timely immigration reform that respects families and human dignity.   “We urge both parties to work together to finally reform this broken and immoral system,” said Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo of Seattle, addressing his brother bishops at their annual fall meeting in Baltimore on Nov 11. He … [Read more...]

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The deadly cost of population control: India’s targeted women

Denver, Colo., Nov 13, 2014 / 05:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- India's population control policy is under fire after at least 14 women died following botched sterilizations due to negligent medical practices in one of the country’s poorest states, Chhattisgarh.On Monday, the death toll was eleven women, with more than 50 others hospitalized – 20 of them in critical condition – after being sterilized at a state run camp in Chhattisgarh. By Wednesday, another woman had died and … [Read more...]

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