In work with poor, Little Sisters trust in providence this winter

Baltimore, Md., Dec 28, 2012 / 04:05 pm (CNA).- As the winter season continues, the Little Sisters of the Poor are relying on God's providence to help their care for the elderly poor, as they always have. “One of the foundational virtues of our congregation,” Sister Constance Veit told CNA Dec. 20, is “trust in providence.” The Little Sisters of the Poor were founded by Saint Jeanne Jugan in France the 1830s to take care of the elderly poor, who had no one else … [Read more...]

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In work with poor, Little Sisters trust in providence this winter

Baltimore, Md., Dec 28, 2012 / 04:05 pm (CNA).- As the winter season continues, the Little Sisters of the Poor are relying on God's providence to help their care for the elderly poor, as they always have. “One of the foundational virtues of our congregation,” Sister Constance Veit told CNA Dec. 20, is “trust in providence.” The Little Sisters of the Poor were founded by Saint Jeanne Jugan in France the 1830s to take care of the elderly poor, who had no one else … [Read more...]

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Bishop Conley: Christmas shows God is with mankind

Lincoln, Neb., Dec 24, 2012 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop James D. Conley of Lincoln, Neb., says Christmas shows that God is truly with mankind despite the evils of the world, which means Christians must “find the miraculous amid the ordinary.” “Christmas declares that our world is not insignificant. Christmas declares that we are worth being loved. Christmas affirms that God walked among us in the person of Jesus Christ; that he loves us enough to become like us, to … [Read more...]

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CNA services to resume in 2013

Denver, Colo., Dec 21, 2012 / 08:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Beginning Dec. 21, Catholic News Agency will suspend its daily news service in celebration of Christmas and the New Year. It will resume Jan. 2, 2013. CNA will provide coverage of the Pope's Christmas homily and his New Year's address. Members of our staff will also be working during this time to improve our services for 2013. We sincerely thank all of our readers for their interest in our news site as well as our donors and … [Read more...]

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Knights in Newtown organize nationwide prayer drive

Newtown, Conn., Dec 21, 2012 / 02:27 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Knights of Columbus at St. Rose of Lima parish in Newtown, Conn. have organized a prayer drive for the benefit of those affected by the town's recent tragedy.“There's a very important message, that the Rosary is a very powerful prayer, and one that can bring miracles. And we hope for that,” Council 185’s Grand Knight Tim Haas said in a Dec. 20 interview with EWTN News.“This is a special … [Read more...]

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‘Holiday tree’ dispute wins governor annual Scrooge award

Washington D.C., Dec 21, 2012 / 12:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A law firm has given Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chaffee its 2012 “Ebenezer Award” for his insistence that the 17.5-foot fir tree in the local state house rotunda is a “holiday tree,” not a Christmas tree. The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a non-partisan, interfaith group of attorneys, said the award is given to “the public figure responsible for the most ridiculous affront to Christmas and … [Read more...]

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Hobby Lobby turns to Supreme Court for mandate relief

Washington D.C., Dec 20, 2012 / 05:53 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Arts and crafts giant Hobby Lobby will appeal to the nation’s highest court after an appeals court ruled the federal contraception mandate does not impose a “substantial burden” on the owners’ religious freedom.“The Green family is disappointed with this ruling,” said Kyle Duncan, general counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which is handling the case.He explained that the Christian … [Read more...]

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