Where are the values at the Republican National Convention?

Cleveland, Ohio, Jul 21, 2016 / 04:58 pm (CNA).- As the 2016 Republican National Convention draws to a close, some Catholics are concerned about a perceived lack of priority given to pro-life, marriage, and religious freedom issues in the GOP.“For a party that portrays itself as the party of religious values, the approach they are outlining this week has little connection to the most important moral issues facing this country," said Robert Christian, editor of Millennial magazine … [Read more...]

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Minn. archdiocese apologizes for failures, as prosecutors drop abuse charges

St. Paul, Minn., Jul 21, 2016 / 02:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Prosecutors have dropped criminal charges against the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis as its present and past archbishops apologized for failures to protect children from a sexually abusive priest.“We failed to give priority to the safety and wellbeing of the children he hurt over his interests and those of the archdiocese. In particular, we failed to prevent him from sexually abusing children,” Archbishop Bernard … [Read more...]

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The powerful witness of Iraqi young people at World Youth Day

Rome, Italy, Jul 21, 2016 / 12:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Among the swarms of pilgrims registered for World Youth Day in Poland next week is a large group of Iraqi youth, who aim to witness to the joy of their faith despite ongoing violent persecution.“I want everyone to see a witness of faith, of suffering faith, and the faith of our group,” Fr. Rayan Atto told CNA July 19.He said they don't need “anything special” from the other pilgrims they'll meet in Krakow, … [Read more...]

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Why pray after tragedy? This Sandy Hook mother has an answer

Newtown, Conn., Jul 21, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Some people have difficulty seeing the point of prayer in times of trouble. But for Magnificat magazine columnist Jennifer Hubbard, prayer got her through one of the worst times of her life.“We’re all going to face trials, we’re all going to face tragedies,” Hubbard said. “My tragedy was my daughter being murdered. Someone else’s tragedy could be the doctor who says the cancer is no longer … [Read more...]

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Why pray after tragedy? This Sandy Hook mother has an answer

Newtown, Conn., Jul 21, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Some people have difficulty seeing the point of prayer in times of trouble. But for Magnificat magazine columnist Jennifer Hubbard, prayer got her through one of the worst times of her life.“We’re all going to face trials, we’re all going to face tragedies,” Hubbard said. “My tragedy was my daughter being murdered. Someone else’s tragedy could be the doctor who says the cancer is no longer … [Read more...]

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Republican Party takes anti-porn stance ā€“ but is it hypocritical?

Cleveland, Ohio, Jul 20, 2016 / 02:14 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- It merited only one paragraph in the 2016 GOP platform, but the party’s stand against pornography is drawing commendation from all sides, not only conservatives and Catholics.“I would argue, surprisingly, that this is the most progressive piece in the platform,” Gail Dines, a professor of sociology at Wheelock College and founder of Culture Reframed, a group that educates about “pornography as a public health … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis to meet Holocaust survivors during Auschwitz visit

Vatican City, Jul 20, 2016 / 01:49 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Though rumors have been floating for some time, the Vatican confirmed that the Pope will meet with 10 Holocaust survivors during his upcoming visit to Auschwitz while in Poland for World Youth Day.After arriving to Auschwitz and passing under the arch of the main entrance on foot, Francis will be taken by car to Block 11, where he will be welcomed by Poland’s Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, as well as the 10 survivors.The Pope … [Read more...]

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