Abortionist willing to abandon baby from failed abortion sparks protest

Washington D.C., May 2, 2013 / 04:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pro-life activists protested outside the clinic of a Washington, D.C., abortionist who admitted during an undercover interview that he “would not help” any infant that survives an attempted abortion procedure.   Melissa Ohden, a survivor of an attempted abortion, spoke at the May 1 protest, saying she was thankful that the doctors at the abortion facility where she was born “didn’t subscribe to … [Read more...]

Pope’s book shows desire to draw re-married persons to Christ

Denver, Colo., May 2, 2013 / 02:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A recently translated book by Pope Francis exhibits a call for Catholics who have been divorced and are re-married to be made welcome in parishes, in the hope that they can remedy their situations.“Catholic Doctrine reminds its divorced members who have remarried that they are not excommunicated – even though they live in a situation on the margin of what indissolubility of marriage and the sacrament of marriage require of … [Read more...]

FOCUS prayer breakfast remembers Boston bombing victims

Boston, Mass., May 2, 2013 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Fellowship of Catholic University Students’ breakfast in Boston offered prayers for the victims of the marathon bombings, as speakers encouraged students to evangelize within their communities.“In times like these, when we are reminded of the broken world we live in, we are given the opportunity to let Christ shine through all the clearer,” said Justin Petrisek, FOCUS team director at the Massachusetts Institute of … [Read more...]

Wider morning-after pill access harms teens, opponents say

Washington D.C., May 1, 2013 / 05:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Critics slammed the FDA’s decision to make the Plan B One-Step morning-after pill available without a prescription to teenagers as young as 15, saying the pill is dangerous for young women and can act as an abortion drug.“Once again, the health of young women is being sacrificed on the altar of ‘choice,’” Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, said April 30.Anna Higgins, director of … [Read more...]

Survival of hot air balloon crash attributed to God’s help

Lima, Peru, May 1, 2013 / 04:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Family members and rescue workers are crediting God for what they described as the miraculous rescue of five women who survived a recent hot air balloon crash in Peru.“Training and God’s help made us victorious,” said Julissa Laguna, the pilot of the military helicopter that found five women who lived through an April 28 hot air balloon crash in the ocean south of Lima. Rescuers were able to rescue five survivors … [Read more...]

Kidnapped Syrian bishop in need of medicine

Washington D.C., May 1, 2013 / 12:36 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- No news has emerged of the two kidnapped Orthodox bishops in Syria, more than a week since their disappearance, and reports have now surfaced that one is in grave need of medications for his health conditions.“We still do not know where the two archbishops are or who has taken them,” a spokesman for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Aleppo told Aid to the Church in Need April 29.Concerns are escalating because one of the … [Read more...]

Pope warns against work that enslaves man

Vatican City, May 1, 2013 / 10:42 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Marking the feast of Saint Joseph the Worker, Pope Francis said at his General Audience this week that work should serve man and contribute to his dignity, rather than man serving his work.“How many people worldwide are victims of this type of slavery, in which the person is at the service of his or her work, while work should offer a service to people so they may have dignity,” the Pope said May 1 at St. Peter's … [Read more...]