Pope names former Vatican official as Boston auxiliary bishop

Boston, Mass., Nov 9, 2012 / 12:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Monsignor Robert P. Deeley, current vicar general of Boston and a former official at the Vatican’s Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, as an auxiliary bishop for the Boston archdiocese.Throughout his priesthood Bishop-designate Deeley “has served with a deep and abiding commitment to Christ and the Church,” said Cardinal Seán O’Malley, who voiced gratitude to the Pope … [Read more...]

Pro-life leaders aim at cultural change after election losses

Washington D.C., Nov 9, 2012 / 04:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Despite pro-life setbacks in the Nov. 6 election, there is still hope and ample opportunity for progress in promoting a culture of life in the coming years, pro-life advocates are saying.Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, explained that the election “confirmed for every pro-lifer that we cannot rely on politicians to abolish abortion.”“We first must change the culture and then the culture … [Read more...]

US bishops call for renewed view of marriage in wake of election

Washington D.C., Nov 9, 2012 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. bishops' leader on defense of marriage issues is calling for prayer and a “renewed culture of marriage” in light of recent votes against preserving the meaning of the institution in four states. “In a society marked by increasing poverty and family fragmentation, marriage needs to be strengthened, promoted, and defended, not redefined,” said Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco, who … [Read more...]

EWTN Radio now available on iHeartRadio app

Irondale, Ala., Nov 9, 2012 / 12:19 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network is now available through iHeartRadio, the Clear Channel media  company’s digital radio service that makes streaming radio available through the internet, mobile devices and tablets.EWTN President and Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw said the Catholic network is “pleased” to partner with iHeartRadio in order to “proclaim the gospel message to an ever-expanding … [Read more...]

Catholic vote results show need for teaching the faith

Washington D.C., Nov 8, 2012 / 02:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Divisions in the Catholic vote for president show the continued importance of “educating Catholics about our own faith,” said analyst Joshua Mercer, co-founder of CatholicVote.org.“If something’s really important, you don’t just say it once,” he said in a Nov. 7 interview with CNA. Rather, he explained, the Church must be creative, working to find as many venues as possible to continue spreading its … [Read more...]

US bishops’ meeting to focus on preaching, new media

Washington D.C., Nov 8, 2012 / 12:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- At their upcoming general assembly, the U.S. bishops are slated to discuss the issues of how to preach more effectively, the use of new technology for evangelization, and the state of the economy. The annual Fall assembly is set for Nov. 12-15 and will be held in Baltimore. A document on Sunday homilies has been prepared and will be considered by the bishops. According to Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis, it is the first … [Read more...]

Calif. religious brothers release Gregorian chant album

Silverado, Calif., Nov 8, 2012 / 12:09 pm (CNA).- The Norbertine brothers of St. Michael's Abbey in Calif. have shared the beauty of Gregorian chant by releasing a new album on Nov. 6.   “Beauty is supposed to elevate the faithful, to edify them, so that they can give ever more pleasing worship to the Father,” Father Ambrose Criste, novice master at the abbey, told CNA Nov. 1. The 13 tracks of “Gregorian Chant: Together on the Way,” includes liturgical … [Read more...]