Baltimore archbishop: With God, a broken city can heal

Baltimore, Md., Apr 29, 2015 / 02:43 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After both peaceful protests and violent riots following the death of an African American man in the custody of the Baltimore police, the local archbishop appealed to prayer and truth as means of healing and restoring human dignity. “May we pray together that God will grace us with his presence always, so that our broken city can once again be made whole, and that our minds and our hearts will be open to peace and God’s … [Read more...]

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Local bishop describes ‘a very, very frightening scene’ in Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal, Apr 28, 2015 / 04:05 pm (Aid to the Church in Need).- Nepal’s bishop has given a graphic account of the country’s catastrophic April 25 earthquake, describing how he was lucky to survive. In a message to international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, Bishop Paul Simick, the Vicar Apostolic of Nepal, said he “saw houses falling like a pack of cards,” and that people “were running in all directions to save their … [Read more...]

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Supreme Court doesn’t tip hand: asks tough questions of both sides in marriage case

Washington D.C., Apr 28, 2015 / 03:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- U.S. Supreme Court justices asked tough questions of both plaintiffs and respondents at oral arguments on Tuesday in a possibly landmark marriage case that is expected to be decided in June. "Clearly, the justices were conflicted over this issue,” stated the Heritage Foundation’s William E. Simon senior fellow Ryan Anderson, who attended the April 28 oral arguments before the Supreme Court. “The first … [Read more...]

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How to encounter Islam, according to Pope Francis: with the whole truth

Vatican City, Apr 28, 2015 / 03:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Speaking Monday to the bishops of the west African nation of Benin, Pope Francis encouraged their formation of youth through education, emphasizing particularly the importance of intercultural and interreligious encounter. “Another important challenge you face is that of vigilance with youth and education … this effort should continue without abatement for the integral formation, both human and spiritual, of the younger … [Read more...]

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No to nuclear weapons, yes to nuclear technology – the Holy See’s stance

Rome, Italy, Apr 28, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In an effort to abolish the production of nuclear weapons worldwide, the Holy See is pushing an agreement – with a deadline – between nations, which zeros-in on the use of nuclear energy for positive social development. The Holy See will promote the terms about an eventual agenda to nuclear disarmament at the upcoming Treaty of the Non Proliferation of Nuclear weapons conference held at the United Nations in New York from … [Read more...]

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‘House of Waiting’ for pregnant Peruvian women seeks to remodel

Haquira, Peru, Apr 28, 2015 / 02:17 am (CNA).- Inside the cracking adobe walls of a small building in Haquira, Peru, an on-duty nurse and staff are busy providing care for local women during the late stages of their pregnancy. In the remote highlands of Peru, it is not uncommon for women near the end of their pregnancy to walk hours – or even days – to the nearest health care facility in order to give birth or receive medical attention. One woman, Virgina, has been walking to … [Read more...]

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Huff Post editor: ‘Why doesn’t the Left advocate for persecuted Christians?’

Rome, Italy, Apr 28, 2015 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Lucia Annunziata, a journalist who directs and edits the Italian edition of The Huffington Post, has accused the political left in Western nations of remaining silent before ongoing massacres of Christians, which she called the “most horrible of the crimes perpetrated against the weakest.” The self-proclaimed atheist also complained that young journalists are not proposing to The Huffington Post stories relating the situation … [Read more...]

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