Mystery priest in Missouri rescue comes forward

Jefferson City, Mo., Aug 12, 2013 / 02:12 pm (CNA).- The mysterious Missouri priest who gave anointing to a woman in her wrecked car near Center, Mo. has been identified as Father Patrick Dowling, of the Diocese of Jefferson City.“I thank God and the amazingly competent rescue workers,” Fr. Dowling stated today in a comment on CNA's original article on the Aug. 4 incident.“I thank them for making me welcome in such a highly charged situation and allowing me to … [Read more...]

Holtz’s coaching success exceeded by devotion

Follansbee, W. Va., Aug 12, 2013 / 01:06 pm (CNA).- Lou Holtz has put together one of the most distinguished coaching careers in college football. He made his reputation taking underachieving programs and turning them into winners with perhaps his most famous stint being at the University of Notre Dame where he guided the Irish to a 12-0 won-lost record in 1988 and a national championship, but none of his accomplishments are as important to him as his Catholic faith.The Follansbee, … [Read more...]

Anti-Catholic Facebook pages worry Latino communities

Lima, Peru, Aug 11, 2013 / 04:02 pm (CNA).- Facebook's continued tolerance for obscene anti-Catholic pages in Spanish are causing some users to question the site's policies – and whether they should keep using the social network. “I report anti-Catholic pages every so often,” user Carlos Wadsworth of Costa Rica said in response to an open Facebook query from CNA executive director Alejandro Bermudez. “...and it is so disgusting that when I report a comment … [Read more...]

Pope Francis: What attracts our hearts ‘like a magnet?’

Vatican City, Aug 11, 2013 / 10:27 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During his Sunday Angelus address from Rome, Pope Francis encouraged listeners to reflect upon the day's Gospel in which Jesus reminds his disciples to treasure the things of heaven. “We can ask ourselves, where is my treasure? What is the most important reality for me, the reality that attracts my heart like a magnet? Can I say that it is the love of God?” Pope Francis asked the crowds in St. Peter's Square Aug. … [Read more...]

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...]