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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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., effective today, 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 … [Read more...]

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Church-turned-abortion clinic now a pro-life haven

Grand Rapids, Mich., Jun 13, 2013 / 04:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An encounter with a pro-life center that had previously served as both a house of worship and an abortion clinic at different times in its history has left a lasting impression on one pro-life leader.Although it may not be apparent to those who pass by, the building in Grand Rapids, Mich., that is now the headquarters of the pro-life organization LIFE International has a complex past.The building was rented in 1994 by an … [Read more...]

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Lawmaker calls for concrete action to fight modern slave trade

Washington D.C., Jun 12, 2013 / 05:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A U.S. congressman urged the international community to train transportation employees to identify and fight human trafficking situations, as well as to establish a hotline for trafficking victims.“Combatting modern-day slavery is everybody’s business. We are all in this together,” said U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) on June 10.“Cooperation and coordination are key to mitigating – and someday ending … [Read more...]

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Opponents charge Calif. abuse bill targets Catholic schools

Los Angeles, Calif., Jun 12, 2013 / 02:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Critics say a proposed Calif. bill lifting the statute of limitations on some child sex abuse lawsuits threatens the Catholic Church and its schools, failing to allow suits for similar abuse in public schools. “The bill itself is just unfair on its face,” Kevin Eckery, a spokesman for the California Catholic Conference, told CNA June 11. “Legislation is supposed to protect victims. The only thing (this bill) … [Read more...]

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