Cardinal’s work aims to foster love, devotion to Eucharist

San Diego, Calif., Aug 10, 2013 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In “Divine Love Made Flesh,” Cardinal Raymond Burke presents a commentary on papal writings about the Eucharist showing his “profound love” for the Sacrament, the book's collaborator says.“The goal was to help people understand – in today's world, with such a waning faith and understanding of the Holy Eucharist – to give some explanation and help break that down for the … [Read more...]

Doctor feels blessed to be at ringside

Denver, Colo., Aug 10, 2013 / 12:02 pm (CNA).- With insurance, we never want to use it, but we’re glad to know it’s there. The same can be said by boxers about ringside physicians.Rather than considering himself a necessary evil, Dr. Joe Estwanik feels privileged to have gotten the opportunities that being present for over ten thousand bouts has brought him.A North Carolina-based orthopedic surgeon rated highly by U.S. News & World Report, Dr. Estwanik is the author of … [Read more...]

Controversial book’s claims about Jesus are ‘nothing new’

Denver, Colo., Aug 10, 2013 / 06:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Although a controversial new book on the “historical Jesus” is topping best-seller lists, claims made by its author are tired when it comes to New Testament scholarship, a Scripture professor says.“There's basically not a lot new,” Dr. Andre Villeneuve from Denver's St. John Vianney Theological Seminary said of Reza Aslan's recent “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of … [Read more...]

Catholic blogger grateful for prayers following accident

Washington D.C., Aug 9, 2013 / 05:51 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A young Catholic blogger known for his defense of the faith in the public square is thankful for prayers and support as he begins the long process of recovery following a severe accident.“Rehabilitation will not be easy and there are no answers for how much Thomas will be able to rehabilitate,” said Natalie Peters in a statement collaborated with Thomas, her husband.However, she told CNA that she and Thomas “have … [Read more...]

Australian Catholic leaders to receive Papal honors

Adelaide, Australia, Aug 9, 2013 / 04:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has recently named three South Australian Catholics to the Order of St. Gregory the Great, the single highest honor the Pope can bestow on an individual.“Their lives are exemplary models of Christian living, and all of them are well recognized in the community as people of the highest integrity, distinction and leadership,” stated Archbishop Philip E. Wilson of Adelaide, Australia.The Archdiocese of … [Read more...]

Argentina Down Syndrome test could cause abortion increase

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Aug 9, 2013 / 12:16 pm (CNA).- The pro-life group ArgentinosAlerta has warned that a new test to detect Down Syndrome in unborn children after nine weeks of pregnancy could lead to an increase in abortions in the country.While the test could help parents and doctors to be better prepared to care for a newborn child with a genetic defect, the organization warned that prenatal genetic testing “has regressed” to the point that it is usually used not to help … [Read more...]

Pope spending vacation season visiting, planning

Rome, Italy, Aug 9, 2013 / 09:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- This summer the Vatican is finding out what it’s like to have a Pope in residence during the hottest weeks of the year, which for Francis seems to include visiting workers and planning for the fall. On Aug. 9, Pope Francis paid a surprise visit to the area of Vatican City known as the industrial area. For the small city-state that involves a power plant, carpentry shop, warehouse, metal working shop, and the offices of the newspaper … [Read more...]