Drone use prompts Catholic call for greater caution

Washington D.C., Jun 14, 2013 / 04:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic leaders and academics have outlined the need for greater public discussion on the American policy of using drones to kill terrorists, saying it shouldn't be done “uncritically.” “I think it needs to be worked through and thought about...and I do think that we're rushing into drone technological warfare very rapidly, and certainly without public debate,” said Dr. Christian Brugger, a professor … [Read more...]

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Democrat-leaning group lashes out at CCHD grant scrutiny

Washington D.C., Jun 14, 2013 / 02:15 am (CNA).- An influential Democrat-leaning communications strategy group has targeted critics of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, claiming it is “Catholic McCarthyism” to bar funds to groups allied with backers of abortion and “gay marriage.”The report, “Be Not Afraid?”, by Faith in Public Life’s Catholic program director John Gehring, contends that increased scrutiny for recipients of the development … [Read more...]

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Newly-professed sisters celebrated as ‘sign of hope’

Brooklyn, N.Y., Jun 14, 2013 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- At a Brooklyn Mass where six Little Sisters of the Poor made their first vows, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan emphasized all the good that the order does for elderly poor around the world. “Our six soon-to-be professed Little Sisters of the Poor, what a joy you are, what a gift you are, what an inspiration you are, what a sign of hope you are,” the archbishop of New York said June 1, the feast of the Sacred Heart of … [Read more...]

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Global religious freedom law is ineffective, panel says

Washington D.C., Jun 13, 2013 / 05:32 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Speaking before a congressional subcommittee, religious liberty experts warned that a U.S. law passed 15 years ago to promote international religious freedom needs stronger enforcement.“This hearing is important because religious freedom is important: it is a pivotal human right that is both central to U.S. History and heritage and affirmed by international treaties and obligations,” said Dr. Katrina Lantos … [Read more...]

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Colorado fire draws aid efforts, call for prayers

Colorado Springs, Colo., Jun 13, 2013 / 03:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A massive forest fire in Colorado Springs has destroyed more homes than any previous fire in the state, prompting the local Catholic Charities head to ask for prayers for the victims and for an end to the blaze.“Prayers are really going to be our greatest resource here,” said Mark Rohlena, president of Catholic Charities of Central Colorado, on June 13. “We had a tough day today.”In the three days … [Read more...]

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Pueblo bishop resigns due to poor health

Pueblo, Colo., Jun 13, 2013 / 06:33 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis announced on June 13 that he has accepted the early resignation of Bishop Fernando Isern of Pueblo, Colo., due to poor health and for the good of the local Church.“In a spirit of prayerful reflection, the bishop recognized that his health may be an obstacle for the growth of the diocese,” a source within the Diocese of Pueblo told CNA.   “He chose to resign in order to entrust his flock to a man … [Read more...]

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Pueblo bishop resigns due to poor health

Pueblo, Colo., Jun 13, 2013 / 06:33 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis announced on June 13 that he has accepted the early resignation of Bishop Fernando Isern of Pueblo, Colo., due to poor health and for the good of the local Church.“In a spirit of prayerful reflection, the bishop recognized that his health may be an obstacle for the growth of the diocese,” a source within the Diocese of Pueblo told CNA.   “He chose to resign in order to entrust his flock to a man … [Read more...]

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