In Arab Christian’s murder, some see deadly American cultural tensions

Tulsa, Okla., Aug 19, 2016 / 03:57 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Khalid Jabara, a Lebanese-American Christian man, was killed in Tulsa, Okla. last week. His alleged assailant was a man who repeatedly harassed his family with anti-Muslim, anti-Arab language.The killing has caused concern about attitudes in the U.S.“Here, in the United States, Mr. Jabara and his family became targets of violence and hatred not because of their faith, but because of their Middle Eastern identity and … [Read more...]

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After decline in sales, Target tests out bathroom compromise

Washington D.C., Aug 19, 2016 / 03:57 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid continuing dispute over its transgender bathroom policy, the retail giant Target has denied that the controversy is linked to its decline in sales and says it will not change the policy.Instead, it will spend $20 million for single-toilet bathrooms at 300 more stores. These bathrooms are not for individuals whose biological sex and gender identity differ, but instead are for people who are uncomfortable with the thought of using a … [Read more...]

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Suicide of bullied student raises questions for Catholic school

New York City, N.Y., Aug 19, 2016 / 09:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The suicide of a seventh grade Catholic school student prompted outpourings of grief and prayers, amid disputed claims from his family that the school did not do enough to stop bullying.“We mourn the passing of Daniel Fitzpatrick. His family is in our prayers. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio said, according to the Brooklyn diocese’s newspaper The Tablet.“While there are many unanswered questions, it is indisputable … [Read more...]

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Challenge to Maryland Ten Commandments statue dropped

Baltimore, Md., Aug 19, 2016 / 12:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A monument of the Ten Commandments outside a Maryland courthouse is safe, after a lawsuit against it was dropped this week.The monument was donated in 1957 by the Fraternal Order of Eagles. It stands on the courthouse grounds in Allegany County, near a monument to George Washington.Jeffrey Davis, a man living in the neighboring county but owning property in Allegany County, had filed a lawsuit saying that he was offended by the … [Read more...]

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Marian procession to mark Los Angeles’ 235th birthday

Los Angeles, Calif., Aug 18, 2016 / 08:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Later this month, a Marian Procession and Votive Mass will help celebrate the 235th anniversary of the city of Los Angeles, California – which was named after Mary, Queen of Angels.The August 27 festivities, hosted by the Queen of Angels Foundation, will be open to the public. A Votive Mass will be held at 3 p.m. at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. At 4:15 p.m., a Grand Marian Procession to the Our Lady Queen of … [Read more...]

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It’s official: Our Lady of Good Help in Wisconsin is a national shrine

Green Bay, Wis., Aug 18, 2016 / 06:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In 1859, a young Belgian woman saw a bright vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary appear between two trees in one of the most unlikely places in eastern Wisconsin.This week, the Marian site has been designated a National Shrine, and is also known as the first Marian apparition site in the United States.“I am overjoyed to now share with all of you today, that the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help has received the National designation … [Read more...]

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Meet Church Curmudgeon: the grumpiest, funniest guy on Twitter

Denver, Colo., Aug 18, 2016 / 06:02 am (CNA).- He hates the way things are done these days, and church sure ain’t what it used to be.Church Curmudgeon may be one of the most cantankerous guys on Twitter, but he’s also one of the most hilarious. His complaints range from sinful dancing to boring homilies to music that’s too loud to shenanigans from the “youths” at church. While the character himself is actually Southern Baptist, it turns out grumpy old men … [Read more...]

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