The nativity show from the creators of the Muppets

Denver, Colo., Sep 15, 2016 / 03:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Most people know Jim Henson as the man who brought the world the beloved comedic puppet characters known as the Muppets: Kermit the Frog, his on-again, off-again diva girlfriend Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, and Big Bird, to name just a few.But most people aren’t familiar with Jim’s wife Jane, the co-creator of the Muppets – and a Catholic.For years, Jane worked side by side with Jim, creating and performing their various … [Read more...]

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Archbishop Lori slams ‘reckless’ comments by civil rights chair

Washington D.C., Sep 14, 2016 / 03:32 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After the chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights called current appeals to religious freedom “hypocrisy,” one archbishop rebuked his statement as “reckless” and ignorant.“These statements painting those who support religious freedom with the broad brush of bigotry are reckless and reveal a profound disregard for the religious foundations of his own work,” Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore … [Read more...]

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The fake Catholic college girl who duped Twitter

Denver, Colo., Sep 14, 2016 / 06:02 am (CNA).- Catholic Twitter has been catfished.To define some terms, Catholic Twitter is a subculture where (mostly young) and hipster-lifestyle-inclined Catholics follow each other, share ideas, and tweet about faith, life and everything in between.For some, it can serve as a faith community in an otherwise very secular world. Strong friendships, and even relationships, forged in the Catholic Twitter forum are not uncommon.Catfishing, then, is an … [Read more...]

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Catholics for Choice ‘woefully’ misrepresent Church teaching

Washington D.C., Sep 14, 2016 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After a dissenting Catholic group recently circulated an ad campaign promoting publicly funded abortions, bishops have fired back by reaffirming the Catholic Church’s teaching against abortion and reiterating the value of every human being.“The recent full-page advertisement in the Star Tribune, paid for by a national group calling themselves ‘Catholics for Choice,’ woefully misrepresents the noble Catholic … [Read more...]

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Catholic school says it can’t meet demands of transgendered student

Philadelphia, Pa., Sep 14, 2016 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Catholic high school in New Jersey has denied a transgendered student admission after recognizing it would be unable to meet certain accommodations requested by the student and the student’s parents.A 14-year-old originally registered as a female student, Madelyn Catrambone, was accepted to Camden Catholic High School in Cherry Hill, N.J. last February.The school then received a request form Catrambone’s parents to … [Read more...]

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How the Catholic Church needs to fight racism

Washington D.C., Sep 13, 2016 / 08:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- If it hopes to bring peace to racial tensions in the U.S., the Catholic Church must be more present in troubled communities and unite with other faiths in doing so, bishops insisted.“Not every neighborhood and every urban environment is filled with violence,” Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta said.“But when there is violence, there ought to be Catholic presence and prayer and action to raise up the frustration … [Read more...]

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Catholic marriage won’t change, bishop says after Tim Kaine comments

Richmond, Va., Sep 13, 2016 / 04:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Soon after Democratic vice-presidential candidate Tim Kaine suggested the Catholic Church would change on same-sex marriage, the Bishop of Richmond has said Catholic teaching on marriage is constant.“More than a year after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage, and despite recent statements from the campaign trail, the Catholic Church’s 2000-year-old teaching to the truth about what constitutes marriage remains … [Read more...]

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