Amid backlash after resignation, Mozilla says it respects diverse views

Mountain View, Calif., Apr 15, 2014 / 12:57 am (CNA).- The controversial resignation of Mozilla Corporation CEO Brendan Eich prompted thousands of negative comments at the Web browser company’s website, though the company now says it accepts those who do not support a redefinition of marriage. Since Eich’s April 3 resignation from Mozilla, the producer of the popular Firefox Web browser, tens of thousands of people have left negative comments on the Firefox feedback page. Many … [Read more...]

Colo. Senate considers ‘extraordinarily broad’ abortion bill

Denver, Colo., Apr 14, 2014 / 09:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Colorado Senate committee has advanced legislation that could bar any new pro-life laws in the state, prompting criticism that the bill is extreme and would prevent reasonable health and safety-based regulations.   Jenny Kraska, executive director of the Colorado Catholic Conference, said the bill would “set back the pro-life cause in Colorado greatly.” “Not only would it undo good prolife laws that we … [Read more...]

Pope expresses solidarity, comfort for fire victims in Chile

Vatican City, Apr 14, 2014 / 07:45 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis voiced his spiritual closeness to all those affected by the fire in Valparaíso, Chile, that so far has left 12 dead and has destroyed some 2,000 homes. A telegram sent by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin to Bishop Gonzalo Duarte García de Cortázar of Valparaíso explained that the Pope is “offering prayers for the deceased in this grave disaster, and at the same time share … [Read more...]

Legion of Christ names new North American head

New York City, N.Y., Apr 14, 2014 / 03:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Maryland-born priest Father John Connor, L.C., has been named the head of the Legion of Christ’s territory of North America. “I’m humbled by this assignment and ask for the prayers of everyone in the North American Territory,” Fr. Connor said April 14. Fr. Eduardo Robles Gill, the Legion of Christ’s general director, announced the appointment April 12. Fr. Connor will replace the territory’s … [Read more...]

Archbishop Chaput extends Passover greeting to Jewish community

Philadelphia, Pa., Apr 14, 2014 / 11:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Ahead of the Jewish observance of Passover, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has written to Philadelphia’s Jewish community to extend “the prayerful best wishes” of the Catholics of his archdiocese. “We Catholics, who owe so much to the Jewish roots of our faith, join you in revering this great feast,” Archbishop Chaput said in an April 14 message. The archbishop called Passover “the great feast … [Read more...]

Blossoming religious order in France sees global impact

Vatican City, Apr 14, 2014 / 10:23 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A missionary order founded in the middle Ages in France is sending their burgeoning number of vocations from Asia and especially South Korea to evangelize countries throughout the world. “Our congregation has about 4,200 sisters, and we are serving 37 countries and we will expand 3 countries more this year” Mother Maria Goretti Lee, Superior of the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres, told CNA on March 18. “We send … [Read more...]

Greatest fruit of WYD has been vocations, organizer says

Vatican City, Apr 14, 2014 / 05:46 am (CNA/EWTN News).- At a recent gathering discussing preparations for World Youth Day in Krakow, a coordinator for the event emphasized how each year many youths receive the courage to answer their vocational call. “Year after year, the first thing we’ve seen is vocations. There are a lot of people who feel the call to serve the Church at this gathering,” Paul Jarzembowski expressed during an April 10 interview with CNA. “Perhaps … [Read more...]


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