Indiana mayor draws criticism for renaming Good Friday

Indianapolis, Ind., Nov 22, 2016 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Critics say an Indiana mayor's decision to rename the city's Good Friday holiday in the name of inclusivity ended up marginalizing Christians.Mayor John Hamilton of Bloomington cited the city’s diverse workforce and said changing the names of Good Friday and Columbus Day holidays would “better reflect cultural sensitivity in the workplace.”“That diversity makes us stronger and more representative of … [Read more...]

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DC Mass celebrates gifts of those with disabilities

Washington D.C., Nov 22, 2016 / 03:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The kingship of Christ is lived out through service to those in need, said the homilist at the annual Washington, D.C. Mass for those with special needs and those who care for them.“We must remember – Jesus reigns. He is a king who serves. His royalty is in giving back,” said Monsignor John Enzler, president and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington.In his homily, Msgr. Enzler shared how his own … [Read more...]

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Watch the new Christmas music video released by the Dominican friars

Washington D.C., Nov 21, 2016 / 12:25 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- If you are itching to welcome in the yuletide with Christmas carols, a new album released by the friars of the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. might just be the holiday tune you’ve been searching for.Good Christian Men, Rejoice! from Blackfriars Media on Vimeo.From traditional classics such as Away in a Manger, Silent Night, and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, the Dominicans of the Eastern Province have just … [Read more...]

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Immigration is a family issue – An interview with Archbishop Gomez

Baltimore, Md., Nov 18, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In the wake of the presidential election Catholics must remember that immigration is a global issue involving real families, the new vice president of the U.S. bishops’ conference says.“The important thing is, in the United States, we find the way to have immigration reform,” Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles told CNA in an interview on Tuesday.“I think it’s important for us as the leading … [Read more...]

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On abortion policy, a tale of two White House transitions

Washington D.C., Nov 17, 2016 / 03:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pro-abortion rights groups sought massive change in the Barack Obama administration eight years ago. Now, some pro-life advocates see the incoming Trump administration as a major opportunity to advance their cause.“Donald Trump ran as a pro-life candidate and we absolutely have a blueprint for the pro-life priorities of the Trump Administration,” Mallory Quigley, communications director of the Susan B. Anthony List, told … [Read more...]

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Philly archdiocese releases full text of Archbishop Chaput’s interview with CNS

Philadelphia, Pa., Nov 17, 2016 / 11:24 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has published the full text of Archbishop Charles Chaput's responses to questions posed to him by Catholic News Service earlier this week, which can be found below.The archbishop's responses were in relation to an interview with Cardinal-designate Kevin Farrell published Wednesday by CNS, in which the prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life was critical of the pastoral … [Read more...]

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New film shows how mercy can transform your life

Bridgeport, Conn., Nov 17, 2016 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Personal stories about God’s mercy at work in the world today will be the focus of a new Catholic-produced documentary that will air on ABC affiliates across the United States.“These testimonies remind us that Divine Mercy is not just a devotion or theological concept – it is alive, it is present, and it is a force that can transform the world,” Knights of Columbus CEO Carl Anderson said Nov. 14.The one-hour … [Read more...]

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