Argentine press claims Pope Francis will visit country in December

Rome, Italy, Mar 26, 2013 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Two of Argentina's leading newspapers reported today that Pope Francis will visit the country this year during the first half of December. In response, however, Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said the only trip for the Holy Father that has been confirmed so far is his visit to Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day in July. On March 26, local newspaper La Nacion reported that Pope Francis took the opportunity during … [Read more...]

EWTN vows no compromise after HHS lawsuit dismissal

Birmingham, Ala., Mar 26, 2013 / 12:23 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The EWTN Global Catholic Network is “extremely disappointed” by a Monday court ruling that dismissed as “unripe” its lawsuit against a federal mandate that could require the organization to violate Catholic teaching. “Contraception, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs are not healthcare. EWTN cannot and will not compromise our strongly held beliefs on these moral issues,” EWTN President and … [Read more...]

EWTN vows no compromise after HHS lawsuit dismissal

Birmingham, Ala., Mar 26, 2013 / 12:23 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Eternal Word Global Catholic Network is “extremely disappointed” by a Monday court ruling that dismissed as “unripe” its lawsuit against a federal mandate that could require the organization to violate Catholic teaching. “Contraception, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs are not healthcare. EWTN cannot and will not compromise our strongly held beliefs on these moral issues,” EWTN … [Read more...]

Pope plans to live in Vatican workers’ residence

Vatican City, Mar 26, 2013 / 10:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis said this morning he will stay at Saint Martha’s residence instead of moving to the Apostolic Palace, according to the Vatican press office. “After the Mass ended this morning, the Pope told those present that he intends to remain in the Casa Santa Marta and stay with the employees,” said the Holy See’s press office director, Father Federico Lombardi. His comments came after a 7:00 a.m. Mass that … [Read more...]

Archbishop Cordileone leads DC marriage march in prayer

Washington D.C., Mar 26, 2013 / 09:33 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco lead those participating in the March for Marriage in prayer today, as the Supreme Court hears arguments on the first of two cases about gay marriage. “It is truly inspiring to know that so many people from so many walks of life, including many young people, are expressing their support for marriage,” he said of the march. March 26 is the first day of oral arguments … [Read more...]

Pope sends Passover greeting, asks for prayers

Rome, Italy, Mar 26, 2013 / 09:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In keeping with tradition, Pope Francis sent a message to the Jewish community in Rome, wishing them a good Passover and requesting prayers. “May the Almighty, who freed his People from slavery in Egypt in order to lead them to the promised land, continue to deliver you from all evil and to accompany you with his blessing,” reads the letter that was sent March 25. The celebration of Passover began at sundown on March … [Read more...]

Conference to help therapists integrate faith into practice

Fort Worth, Texas, Mar 26, 2013 / 04:02 am (CNA).- An upcoming Catholic psychotherapy conference aims to foster an understanding of human dignity and goodness among therapists, according to a chairman of the event. “We want to respect the fact that any time a person walks into the therapy office that that person is respected, and that their goodness is reflected back to them,” Irving-based therapist Dr. Suzanne Baars told CNA. “In helping therapists to integrate the … [Read more...]


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