What Catholics are doing to help victims of the Orlando shooting

Orlando, Fla., Jun 15, 2016 / 02:57 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Following the mass shooting that claimed the lives of 49 in Orlando, Catholics have tried to be the hands and feet of Christ in showing mercy to victims and their families and loved ones.“We’re in the Jubilee Year of Mercy. And here we have individuals who are in tremendous need of mercy – the repose of the souls of those who are deceased, the family members, the friends, the tremendous shock that has occurred … [Read more...]

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Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s beatification cause could soon be moving forward

Peoria, Ill., Jun 15, 2016 / 10:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The stalled beatification cause of Archbishop Fulton Sheen could soon resume, thanks to a petition by his family members weighing in on where he should be buried.Joan Sheen Cunningham, the archbishop’s oldest living relative, was joined by other relatives of the archbishop in filing the legal petition with the Supreme Court of the State of New York, asking that the body be transferred to Peoria, Illinois.“With the progress … [Read more...]

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There’s a generation that didn’t know John Paul II – this film is for them

Denver, Colo., Jun 15, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Thousands of people gathered in St. Peter’s Square and around their television sets to pray for Pope John Paul II as he passed away on April 2, 2005. They remembered the more than 26 years he served as the Holy Father; the courage he had in fighting communism; his immense love; and his adventurous spirit.But that was eleven years ago.The generations of young people who grew up during the papacies of Benedict XVI and Pope Francis … [Read more...]

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Judge drops charge against Planned Parenthood investigator

Houston, Texas, Jun 14, 2016 / 02:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A county court on Tuesday dismissed a misdemeanor charge against the man responsible for undercover investigations of Planned Parenthood, although a related felony charge is still pending.“The dismissal of the first indictment today sends a strong message to Planned Parenthood and their political cronies that colluding to suppress the First Amendment rights of citizen journalists will never work,” said the Center for Medical … [Read more...]

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ACLU lawyers say Christians caused the Orlando shooting

Orlando, Fla., Jun 13, 2016 / 05:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After a gunman pledging allegiance to ISIS carried out the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, attorneys with the American Civil Liberties Union pointed their finger toward Christians in blame.But leading Christians from organizations across the country rejected this characterization, stressing that while they disagree with gay marriage, they promote the dignity of every human life, no matter the sexual orientation.  Early … [Read more...]

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Catholic leaders urge prayer after horrific Orlando shooting

Orlando, Fla., Jun 12, 2016 / 10:19 am (CNA).- Following Saturday night's shooting at a nightclub in Orlando that killed 50 people, Catholic leaders from around the U.S. are offering prayers for the victims and their families.“Waking up to the unspeakable violence in Orlando reminds us of how precious human life is,” said Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, president of the U.S. Catholic bishops conference, in a statement.“Our prayers are with the victims, their families and all … [Read more...]

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Religious sisters dare young women to share their God-given gifts

Washington D.C., Jun 11, 2016 / 09:37 am (CNA).- Young women and religious sisters from around the country are gathering in Washington, D.C. to discover and share their unique talents, training them to use those gifts for the good of the Church and of the world.“There are a lot of leadership initiatives for high school and college women, but we’ve never seen one in the Church that brings forth consecrated women working together, speaking to young women regardless of … [Read more...]

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