Columnist: Pope’s words rooted in Christ, not Marx

Washington D.C., Dec 10, 2013 / 02:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Columnist Kathleen Parker has said free market-supporting conservatives are wrong to attack Pope Francis as a Marxist, saying his comments on economics are a call to remember the excluded. “What is the successor to St. Peter supposed to do when he sees so much suffering even in free-market societies? Quote Ayn Rand?” Parker wrote, citing the 20th century atheist writer who defended capitalism claiming that selfishness is a … [Read more...]

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Archbishop Kurtz calls ACLU lawsuit ‘baseless’

Washington D.C., Dec 9, 2013 / 05:18 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A lawsuit against the U.S. bishops for teaching Catholic hospitals not to perform direct abortions is “misguided” and unfounded, says the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. “This claim is baseless,” said Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, of Louisville, Ky., president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, in a Dec. 6 statement. He explained that the Ethical and Religious Directives given to … [Read more...]

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Posthumous Paul Walker movie lauded for pro-life message

Los Angeles, Calif., Dec 9, 2013 / 04:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- One of late actor Paul Walker’s final movies – a thriller set to debut next week – is drawing praise for its life and family-affirming message. Walker, best known for his role in the Fast and Furious franchise, died in a fiery car crash on Nov. 30. The actor was 40 years old. Before his death, Walker had completed filming for a film entitled Hours. The suspenseful thriller was filmed in March of this year in … [Read more...]

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US bishops’ head supports Vatican anti-abuse commission

Washington D.C., Dec 8, 2013 / 04:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, has welcomed Pope Francis’ new commission to fight the sexual abuse of minors, pledging his help and support in its mission. “Abuse of minors is a sin and a crime, and every step must be taken to eradicate this blight. Such abuse is especially grave when committed by anyone in ministry in our Church,” the Louisville, Ky., archbishop said Dec. … [Read more...]

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Catholic leaders recall Mandela’s complicated legacy

Washington D.C., Dec 7, 2013 / 01:14 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Church leaders in the United States offered prayers for the late Nelson Mandela, remembering both his courageous anti-apartheid leadership and his promotion of one of the world’s most liberal abortion laws. Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York, called Mandela “a hero to the world.” “His bravery in defending human rights against the great evil of apartheid made him a symbol of courage and dignity, … [Read more...]

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DC health plans accused of illegally funding abortion

Washington D.C., Dec 7, 2013 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Obama administration is being accused of violating federal law by directing members of Congress and congressional staff to over 100 health insurance plans that pay for elective abortions. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) said the abortion-providing health care plans show that President Obama’s 2010 health care legislation is an “abortion mandate” that “violates federal law and makes taxpayers complicit in the … [Read more...]

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Jesuit theologian remembered for scholarship, joyfulness

St. Louis, Mo., Dec 6, 2013 / 04:21 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic theologian and professor Father Edward T. Oakes, S.J. died in St. Louis Dec. 6, prompting his colleagues to remember his work in Christology, his wit, and his lasting effect on students. “Fr. Oakes was a unique scholar, largely because of his Jesuit background in Classics, where he was able to really do theology within the full richness and the full texture of the Western intellectual tradition,” Fr. Thomas Baima, … [Read more...]

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