Your apathy is hurting ISIS victims – a challenge to US Christians

Washington D.C., Dec 8, 2015 / 06:16 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Christians in the U.S. must stop their apathy to the bloody persecution of religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, said a religious freedom advocate who proposed an “examination of conscience” for faith communities. “I am struck by the widespread apathy and indifference and ignorance concerning this issue among Christians, let alone others,” said Timothy Samuel Shah, associate director of the Religious … [Read more...]

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The miracle that led ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ to convert to Catholicism

Los Angeles, Calif., Dec 6, 2015 / 08:12 am (Church Pop).- Sir Alec Guinness is one of the most recognizable actors of the 20th century. While he appeared in lots of films over the years and won many awards, he is best known as having played Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars. What many people don’t know about him, though, is that at the age of 42 he converted to Catholicism – in part because of a miracle. Guinness was born in 1914 in London to a broken family. He … [Read more...]

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What does it really mean to observe Advent?

Denver, Colo., Dec 5, 2015 / 06:24 am (CNA).- With the second Sunday of Advent approaching, the liturgical season of preparing for Christmas is well underway.  But what does it actually mean to “observe Advent?” The observation of other liturgical seasons may be more readily apparent – Lent is clearly a time for prayer, sacrifice and almsgiving, while Christmas and Easter are clearly times for celebration.  Search Pinterest for “how to … [Read more...]

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We know how to reform Islam – it’s time to actually do it, Muslims say

Washington D.C., Dec 4, 2015 / 04:14 pm (CNA).- Islam needs a “reformation” that can only be achieved by Muslims speaking out against extremism and promoting human rights, said a panel of Muslim public figures on Thursday. “If Muslim minorities in non-Muslim countries are to be protected, we must demand the protection of non-Muslims within Muslim-majority countries,” said Farahnaz Ispahani, former member of the Pakistani Parliament, at the Heritage Foundation … [Read more...]

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US Senate votes to defund Planned Parenthood, but veto is expected

Washington D.C., Dec 3, 2015 / 06:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The United States Senate voted Thursday to pass a bill that would defund Planned Parenthood, though the White House has said President Obama will veto the legislation. The defunding of the abortion provider is part of a proposed bill that would partially dismantle President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care legislation. The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to send the bill to Obama, but backers of the bill do not have … [Read more...]

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US Senate votes to defund Planned Parenthood, but veto is expected

Washington D.C., Dec 3, 2015 / 06:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The United States Senate voted Thursday to pass a bill that would defund Planned Parenthood, though the White House has said President Obama will veto the legislation. The defunding of the abortion provider is part of a proposed bill that would partially dismantle President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care legislation. The vote of 52-47 was largely party line. Two Republicans, Susan Collins of Maine and Mark Kirk of Illinois, … [Read more...]

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Fighting injustice ‘is going to hurt’ – the legacy of Rosa Parks

Washington D.C., Dec 3, 2015 / 03:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The legacy of Rosa Parks, 60 years after her arrest for civil disobedience, is that Catholics must fight injustice even when it hurts, said a member of the National Black Catholic Congress. “I think that it is a powerful image for us as individuals, to know that justice hurts,” said Michael Howard of the National Black Catholic Congress in an interview with CNA about Parks’ arrest. “To stand up for justice, … [Read more...]

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