University of Mary adds bioethics program to roster

Bismarck, N.D., Aug 1, 2014 / 02:22 pm (CNA).- The University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D., has teamed up with the National Catholic Bioethics Center to offer its students a master’s of science degree option in bioethics. “The University of Mary is answering the call from the Church to work toward establishing a culture of life which respects and safeguards human dignity,” University of Mary president Msgr. James Shea said in a statement. “We’re at a critical … [Read more...]

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Amid resignation calls, Minn. archbishop says he will stay

Minneapolis, Minn., Aug 1, 2014 / 12:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop John Nienstedt of Saint Paul-Minneapolis, facing calls for his resignation amid legal battles over the local Church's handling of clerical sex abuse, apologized Wednesday but refused to resign. “It comes down to this: 18 years ago, Pope John Paul II chose me to serve the Church as a bishop, an authentic successor of the apostles,” he wrote in a July 30 column at The Catholic Spirit. “A … [Read more...]

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Catholic artist touches hearts one Facebook pic at a time

Sioux Falls, S.D., Aug 1, 2014 / 04:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- If you have seen an artistic Facebook cover photo with a saint and a powerful quote, there's a good chance it came from Cassie Pease.The 22-year-old South Dakota native's designs have been floating around social media and phone backgrounds for over a year now. While Pease has always been interested in design, she did not realize her saint art would be so popular. The first composition she made was of Saint John Paul II, … [Read more...]

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Mississippi abortion ruling raises questions of women’s health

Jackson, Miss., Aug 1, 2014 / 03:42 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A federal appeals court has drawn criticism for blocking a 2012 Mississippi law requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. “The issue has been so politicized that people don’t use their common sense when it comes to this issue,” said Dana Cody, president and executive director of Life Legal Defense, a non-profit that provides legal assistance in pro-life cases. “(For) any other … [Read more...]

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Resolution introduced to protect persecuted Christians in Iraq

Washington D.C., Jul 31, 2014 / 08:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Congressional representatives have introduced a resolution to protect persecuted Christians and other minorities in Iraq, as Islamist militants consolidate control over portions of the country's northwest. “For 1,600 years, Mosul has been a center of Christian life,” Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb), referring to Iraq’s second-largest city, said in a July 30 speech before Congress. “Today, not a single … [Read more...]

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Religious freedom nominee’s record prompts worry

Washington D.C., Jul 31, 2014 / 05:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The announcement that Rabbi David Saperstein is being tapped as the next U.S. ambassador for global religious freedom has drawn concern based on his recent statements on the issue at home. “I've been following David's activities for 30 years,” Rabbi Aryeh Spero of the Caucus for America told CNA. “I’m not confident he will address the greatest threat to religious freedom today, which is radical … [Read more...]

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US faithful asked to see humanity of child migrants

Washington D.C., Jul 31, 2014 / 11:42 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The child migrant crisis at the U.S-Mexico border shows the need for a Catholic response and for sound government policy to help children who are fleeing violence, several Catholic experts have said. “As a Church, our first focus is that we are assisting members of our human family in need,” Bishop Daniel E. Flores of Brownsville, Texas, said during a live internet chat July 29. “The Catholic response has to be … [Read more...]

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