Religion has the responsibility to condemn terrorism, Vatican official says

New York City, N.Y., Sep 22, 2016 / 03:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- While genocide, war crimes, and violence against humanity continue to plague individuals across the globe, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin called for the protection of victims of atrocities and urged both religious leaders and national authorities to step up preventive measures.“In the face of these grave crimes, there exists a grave responsibility, first for nation States and then for the international … [Read more...]

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Trump names 33 conservative Catholics as new advisers

Washington D.C., Sep 22, 2016 / 03:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has released a list of 33 prominent conservative Catholic advisers for his campaign, according to reports from Philly.com, a website of The Inquirer and Daily News.The announcement comes in the midst of a highly contentious election season and at a time when Trump is struggling in the polls among Catholic voters, according to some reports.Among the released names of advisers are former … [Read more...]

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World’s oldest Catholic bishop dies at age 104

Newark, N.J., Sep 22, 2016 / 11:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop emeritus Peter Leo Gerety of Newark, the oldest Catholic bishop in the world, passed away Sept. 20 at the age of 104 – 77 years after his ordination as a priest and after 50 years as a bishop.“Today this local Church of Newark mourns a remarkable Churchman whose love for the people of God was always strong and ever-growing,” Archbishop John J. Myers of Newark said.“He served as shepherd of this great … [Read more...]

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The Supreme Court probably won’t approve polygamy. Here’s why.

Washington D.C., Sep 22, 2016 / 12:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A polygamous family featured on a reality TV show has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a law intended to combat polygamy, but one attorney doubts their case will prevail.“Here, the proposed constitutional right to plural marriage is on a potential collision course with the preexisting constitutional and statutory rights of women and children,” Matthew Kacsmaryk, deputy general counsel at First Liberty legal … [Read more...]

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Why Catholic thinkers say the push for contraception is stale

Washington D.C., Sep 21, 2016 / 04:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Modern-day imperialism. Harmful to women. A failed promise. These are the ways that leading Catholic scholars described contraception – and said the Church is right to warn against it.“What women have discovered over the past 48 years is that we don’t have a design flaw. Being a woman is good enough, and it’s a wonderful thing,” said Mary Rice Hasson, J.D., director of the Catholic Women’s Forum at … [Read more...]

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Former Southern Baptist to become next head of Louisiana diocese

Alexandria, La., Sep 21, 2016 / 11:46 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican announced Wednesday that Pope Francis has appointed Bishop David Prescott Talley, currently auxiliary bishop of Atlanta and a former Baptist, to serve as the coadjutor bishop of the Diocese of Alexandria.As coadjutor, Bishop Talley possesses the right of succession as head of the Diocese of Alexandria upon the resignation of its current ordinary, Bishop Ronald Herzog. Bishop Herzog will celebrate his 75th birthday – … [Read more...]

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500 Catholic scholars lash back at Humanae Vitae critics

Washington D.C., Sep 20, 2016 / 03:53 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Nearly 50 years after the “prophetic” papal document Humanae Vitae, the Catholic Church’s longstanding teaching against contraception continues to promote the human good, said a group of Catholic thinkers on Tuesday.“We hold that Catholic teaching respects the true dignity of the human person and is conducive to happiness,” said hundreds of Catholic scholars in a Sept. 20 document.“Humanae Vitae … [Read more...]

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