Pope praying for children, others struck by Oklahoma tornado

Vatican City, May 21, 2013 / 08:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis sent special condolences to those parents who lost their children in a tornado that killed around 100 people in Oklahoma. “I am close to the families of all who died in the Oklahoma tornado, especially those who lost young children,” the Pope said on his Twitter account on May 21. “Join me in praying for them,” he added. Pope Francis also tweeted the same message in Spanish. Earlier in the day … [Read more...]

Vatican spokesman denies Pope conducted exorcism

Vatican City, May 21, 2013 / 04:31 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis did not perform an exorcism when he prayed over a young disabled man in St. Peter’s Square on Pentecost Sunday, according to the Vatican’s spokesman. “The Pope had no intention of doing an exorcism, so it is absolutely false that this has been done. He simply prayed for the sick person,” Vatican press office director Father Federico Lombardi told CNA May 21. The idea that Pope Francis performed an … [Read more...]

Cloning shows science must dialogue with philosophy

Portland, Ore., May 21, 2013 / 04:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The recent production of stem cells from cloned human embryos has prompted a researcher to consider the need for scientists to take other disciplines into account before engaging their work. “Scientists...do not consider bio-ethical issues to be issues at all; they don't see the bio-ethical argument, or any philosophical argument,” Massimo Bionaz, assistant professor of animal sciences at Oregon State University, told … [Read more...]

Cloning shows science must dialogue with philosophy

Portland, Ore., May 21, 2013 / 04:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The recent production of stem cells from cloned human embryos has prompted a researcher to consider the need for scientists to take other disciplines into account before engaging their work. “Scientists...do not consider bio-ethical issues to be issues at all; they don't see the bio-ethical argument, or any philosophical argument,” Massimo Bionaz, assistant professor of animal sciences at Oregon State University, told … [Read more...]

Global rosary relay to encourage prayer for priests

New York City, N.Y., May 21, 2013 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Global Rosary Relay for Priests’ fourth annual event will take place this June 7, providing an opportunity for worldwide prayer to support priests in their ministry. “It’s unifying the whole world. It really is a very beautiful way for the laity to offer this spiritual bouquet of thanksgiving for our priests,” Marion Mulhall, founder and CEO of the event organizer WorldPriest, told CNA May … [Read more...]

Texas abortionist accused of killing babies born alive

Houston, Texas, May 21, 2013 / 12:02 am (CNA).- A Houston doctor is under investigation on charges that he performed illegal late-term abortions after former employees alleged that several babies were born alive and then killed in gruesome ways. Deborah Edge, a former assistant to Dr. Douglas Karpen, gave her account of Karpen’s abortion work in a video produced by the pro-life group Life Dynamics. “When he did an abortion, especially an over 20 week abortion, most of the time … [Read more...]

International religious freedom report notes persecution

Washington D.C., May 20, 2013 / 05:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Secretary of State John Kerry released on May 20 the annual International Religious Freedom Report for 2012, which documents violence and persecution towards global religious minorities. “Whether it be a single deity, or multiple deities, or no deities at all, freedom to believe – including the freedom not to believe – is a universal human right,” the reports said of the freedom of religion. “The … [Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X