Congress gets personal as support surges for disabilities act

Washington D.C., Dec 11, 2014 / 05:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Congress got personal at a bipartisan press conference on Thursday, with parents of disabled children sharing their stories to push for a bill that would help some disabled persons save for their expenses. “There’s been a glass ceiling for disability people that's existed in a way they could look through or look out, and they saw something that they were excluded from,” said Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Tex.) who has a … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis plans to create new cardinals in February

Vatican City, Dec 11, 2014 / 10:15 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis will hold a consistory for the creation of new cardinals Feb. 14-15, 2015, the Holy See press officer announced Thursday, adding that the consistory will follow meetings on the reform of the Roman Curia. “I have had papal authorization to say that there will be an extraordinary consistory Feb. 14-15, and he will likely create new cardinals during that consistory,” Fr. Federico Lombardi said at a Dec. 11 press … [Read more...]

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Pope: Missing something in your spiritual life? It’s probably love

Vatican City, Dec 11, 2014 / 07:40 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his daily homily Pope Francis said that God’s love is always expressed in tenderness, and cautioned that if we haven’t experienced this, then something is missing in our relationship with the Lord. “The grace of God is another matter: it is closeness, it is tenderness. This rule is always valid,” the Pope told those present in the Vatican’s Saint Martha guesthouse for his Dec. 11 daily Mass. “If, … [Read more...]

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Prisoners of conscience remembered on Human Rights Day

Washington D.C., Dec 11, 2014 / 04:36 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On International Human Rights Day, advocates drew attention to prisoners of conscience around the world who are being detained for their beliefs. “The Defending Freedoms Project is about people who have been detained for who they are, what they believe, and how they have chosen to express their convictions,” said Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett, head of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. “We must … [Read more...]

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Vatican calls online harassment ‘violence,’ ups efforts to fight it

Vatican City, Dec 11, 2014 / 02:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Holy See joined efforts with other Catholic organizations in order to raise awareness of the increasing trend of Internet threats, which is one among many current forms of violence against youth. “The Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace wanted to give visibility to this new and very worrying form of violence against children and youth, which comes in addition to a long list of other forms of violence and enslavement that we … [Read more...]

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Palestinian nuns among newly advanced causes for sainthood

Vatican City, Dec 11, 2014 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Saturday approved the advancement in the causes for sainthood of eight men and women, including two Palestinian nuns and an 20th century Italian wife and mother. The Holy Father authorized the promulgation of the decrees for three Blesseds and five Servants of God during a Dec. 6 audience with the prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Cardinal Angelo Amato. The promulgation declared miracles … [Read more...]

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Conscience rights for DC religious schools threatened by city vote

Washington D.C., Dec 10, 2014 / 07:10 pm (CNA).- The Washington D.C. city council has stripped religious schools of legal protection against certain discrimination lawsuits, voting unanimously to repeal an exemption that had been in place for decades. Under city rules, it is an “unlawful discriminatory practice” for a school to limit any use of facilities, services, or programs to someone based on “sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.” However, an … [Read more...]

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