Pope Francis to meet top Sunni imam at the Vatican

Vatican City, May 19, 2016 / 09:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An official meeting between Pope Francis and Imam Ahmed al Tayyeb will take place Monday at the Vatican, signaling a new step in Catholic-Muslim relations.“An audience between the Pope and the Great Imam of al Azhar is being prepared for Monday,” Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi told journalists May 19.He said the schedule for the visit “still has to be defined,” but confirmed that the meeting will take … [Read more...]

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Your job is to give voice to the suffering, Pope tells new ambassadors

Vatican City, May 19, 2016 / 07:40 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As six new ambassadors to the Holy See presented Pope Francis with their credentials, the pontiff stressed that as representatives of their people, they must be the voice of those suffering tragedies such as violence and forced migration.“For those suffering the tragedy of violence and forced migration, we must be resolute in making their plight known to the world community,” the Pope told a group of six new ambassadors to the … [Read more...]

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Are we less free than a 1950s housewife? A look at contraception

Rome, Italy, May 19, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA).- What started as a means to liberate women seems to have taken an ironic twist.The past century has witnessed the widespread normalization of artificial contraception, with its promise of empowering women and teenage girls to gain freedom over their bodies and fertility, along with a level of sexual liberation equal to that of men.This freedom has emerged from what is seen as a longstanding culture of misogyny – exemplified by the so-called … [Read more...]

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Marianist priest suspended after sex abuse allegations at Long Island school

Long Island, N.Y., May 19, 2016 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Fr. James Williams, S.M., a former president of Chaminade High School on Long Island, has been suspended from priestly ministry over credible allegations of sexual abuse, his religious order stated on Friday.“Father James' clerical faculties have been suspended and he is not permitted to publicly function as a priest. His case will be, as required, submitted to the Holy See for final resolution,” read a May 13 … [Read more...]

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Group to end 12-year vigil at closed Massachusetts church

Boston, Mass., May 18, 2016 / 06:11 pm (CNA).- Former parishioners occupying the long-closed St. Frances X. Cabrini Church in Scituate, Massachusetts say they plan to end their continuous 24-hour vigil after the Supreme Court refused to hear their case, May 16.A statement issued by the group Friends of St. Frances X. Cabrini notes that they will vacate the premises after holding a meeting "to finalize their transition," and a celebration on May 29.Jon Rogers, a spokesperson for the … [Read more...]

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Both sides claimed victory in the Little Sisters’ case. So now what?

Washington D.C., May 18, 2016 / 05:11 pm (CNA).- While both sides say they are happy with the Supreme Court decision on the Little Sisters’ case, the long-term outcome remains to be seen, legal experts said.Dr. Marc DeGirolami of St. John’s University School of Law said that “there will very likely be another round of litigation” in Zubik v. Burwell, “unless the parties can come to an agreement.”And an agreement might not happen, Dr. Helen Alvare of George … [Read more...]

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Archdiocese of Chicago to offer 12 week paid parental leave

Chicago, Ill., May 18, 2016 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With the conviction that pro-family policies are critical for a healthy Church, the Archdiocese of Chicago will soon start offering its employees 12 weeks of paid parental leave.The policy, which will go into effect June 1, was announced in the archdiocesan newspaper, the Catholic New World.It will cover both mothers and fathers working at least 26 hours per week who have just had a child or adopted a child.Previously, women at the … [Read more...]

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