Chilean bishop: World Cup should remind us of human dignity

Valdivia, Chile, Jun 19, 2014 / 01:58 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The World Cup should be an opportunity to emphasize that all persons, soccer players included, have worth because of their human dignity and not because of their physical condition, a Chilean bishop has said. May the World Cup be “an opportunity to keep in mind that all people, including soccer players, have worth because of their human dignity and not because of their physical condition or the value of their passes,” … [Read more...]

Auxiliary bishop of Baltimore transferred to Springfield

Springfield, Mass., Jun 19, 2014 / 12:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Thursday appointed Bishop Mitchell Rozanski, an auxiliary of the Baltimore archdiocese, as the head of Massachusetts' Diocese of Springfield, who accepted with gratitude. “It is with deep gratitude to Almighty God, to His Holiness, Pope Francis and to our Papal Nuncio Archbishop Vigano, that I accept His Holiness’ appointment to be the Bishop of Springfield, Massachusetts,” Bishop Rozanski said … [Read more...]

Vatican theologians acknowledge Archbishop Sheen miracle

Vatican City, Jun 19, 2014 / 11:42 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Beloved media personality Archbishop Fulton Sheen is one step closer to beatification after a panel of Vatican theologians unanimously recognized the miraculous recovery of a stillborn baby attributed to Sheen’s intercession. The Diocese of Peoria said June 17 that its bishop, Daniel Jenky, was informed of the decision by the seven-member theological commission that advises the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. A medical … [Read more...]

Catholic News Agency, ACI Group merging into EWTN

Irondale, Ala., Jun 19, 2014 / 10:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In one of the biggest developments in Catholic media history, Catholic News Agency and the Eternal Word Television Network announced Thursday that the two media outlets are merging. The partnership brings the entire ACI Prensa Group – Catholic News Agency, as well as the Spanish language ACI Prensa and the Portuguese ACI Digital – into the EWTN family. “EWTN has been a partner with both Catholic News Agency and ACI … [Read more...]

Child migrants may be refugees seeking asylum, experts say

Washington D.C., Jun 19, 2014 / 10:24 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Two migration experts have said that many unaccompanied child immigrants to the U.S. from Mexico and Central America could qualify as refugees fleeing violence, and thus be granted asylum. Rick Jones, a Catholic Relief Services official who has lived in Central America for 27 years, told CNA the “epidemic of violence” in the region is behind the massive spike of migrants from those countries. “If this were a … [Read more...]

Vatican releases itinerary for Pope’s visit to Korea

Vatican City, Jun 19, 2014 / 09:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Holy See has officially announced what Pope Francis’ schedule will be while in South Korea later this summer, during which he is slated to meet with Asian youth and beatify 124 Korean martyrs. Announced by the Vatican in March, the Pope’s Aug. 13 – 18 trip follows an invitation from the president of the Korean Republic, Park Geun-hye, and the bishops of Korea. Following the motto “Rise Korea, clothe … [Read more...]

Violence stems from evil in society, cardinal observes

Vatican City, Jun 19, 2014 / 06:19 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During a recent conference discussing interreligious violence Cardinal George Alencherry of India explained that although motivations driving violent acts are diverse, they are always rooted in evil. “Violence is really coming from an evil inspiration, and this evil inspiration can come from any kind of phenomenon that happens in society,” the cardinal explained to CNA June 17. Cardinal Alencherry is the Major Archbishop … [Read more...]