How a baker in Northern Ireland is standing up for faith in the workplace

Belfast, UK, Jun 2, 2015 / 12:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After a legal ruling deemed a bakery in Northern Ireland to have discriminated against a gay customer, the bakery’s owners have decided to appeal the decision, hoping to promote the place of faith in the public square. Ashers Baking Company, a bakery owned by a Christian family located in County Antrim, was charged with discriminating against a gay customer who ordered a cake with a pro-gay marriage theme: the bakery had declined to … [Read more...]

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Death of Joe Biden’s son draws prayers from Delaware bishop

Wilmington, Del., Jun 1, 2015 / 05:18 pm (CNA).- Bishop W. Francis Malooly of Wilmington has offered his condolences and prayers to Vice President Joe Biden and his family, upon the death of his son Beau Biden. “I pray that Our Lord will give them strength during this time of sadness and that they find consolation and hope in the knowledge that Beau is in the presence of a merciful God,” the Delaware bishop said June 1. Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III died of brain … [Read more...]

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Cardinal Pell’s spokesperson slams ‘outrageous’ 60 Minutes coverage

Vatican City, Jun 1, 2015 / 04:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A television broadcast revisiting charges that Australian Cardinal George Pell mishandled abuse claims was “false and misleading” and “outrageous” in its coverage, a spokesperson for the cardinal said Sunday. “From his earliest actions as an archbishop, Cardinal Pell has taken a strong stand against child sexual abuse and put in place processes to enable complaints to be brought forward and independently … [Read more...]

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A supernatural sign? Rare solar halo appears at Romero beatification

Rome, Italy, Jun 1, 2015 / 10:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As the relics of Blessed Oscar Romero were brought out for veneration during his beatification Mass in San Salvador, the cloudy skies parted and a ring of light – known as a “solar halo” – appeared around the sun. “Honestly, I think this one of the most supernatural things I have ever experienced in my life,” Father Manuel Dorantes told CNA May 29. A priest of the diocese of Chicago and Spanish … [Read more...]

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Indifference to migrants is unacceptable, Pope tells Dominican Republic bishops

Vatican City, Jun 1, 2015 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Church in the Dominican Republic cannot be indifferent to the plight of Haitian immigrants, Pope Francis said last week during a meeting with the Dominican Republic's Catholic bishops. “Pastoral and charitable attention to immigrants, especially those from neighboring Haiti, who seek better conditions of life in the Dominican territory, cannot allow indifference on the part of pastor's of the Church,”the Pope said … [Read more...]

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‘Gay agenda’ at the World Meeting of Families? Not at all, Philly Archdiocese says

Philadelphia, Pa., May 31, 2015 / 08:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In response to claims that a “homosexual activist” is acting as “gatekeeper” to exhibitors at the upcoming World Meeting of Families, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has said that nothing could be farther from the truth.“Recently, some confusion has arisen regarding who is responsible for determining eligibility for individuals and groups applying to become exhibitors at the World Meeting of Families … [Read more...]

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‘Gay agenda’ at the World Meeting of Families? Not at all, Philly Archdiocese says

Philadelphia, Pa., May 31, 2015 / 08:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In response to claims that a “homosexual activist” is acting as “gatekeeper” to exhibitors at the upcoming World Meeting of Families, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has said that nothing could be farther from the truth.“Recently, some confusion has arisen regarding who is responsible for determining eligibility for individuals and groups applying to become exhibitors at the World Meeting of Families … [Read more...]

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