Two young religious orders look to expand to Denver this summer

Denver, Colo., Mar 27, 2015 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Two rather new orders of religious sisters looking to expand their missions have set their sights on the Archdiocese of Denver.   The New York-based Sisters of Life and the Rome-based Missionaries of St. Charles Borromeo will establish houses and begin their missions in the archdiocese by August of this year. In their first expansion to the western United States, the Sisters of Life will send four sisters to begin their mission … [Read more...]

Pope Francis meets relatives of aid workers murdered by Islamic State

Vatican City, Mar 27, 2015 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The brother and widow of two British aid workers killed by Islamic State militants last autumn were among the participants in yesterday’s General Audience, during which they briefly met with Pope Francis and received his blessing. “Pope Francis has called for a common commitment to end fighting, hatred and violence. Mike Haines is living that commitment in an extraordinary way,” Nigel Baker, the British ambassador to … [Read more...]

London Catholic school believes government order threatens its identity

London, England, Mar 26, 2015 / 04:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A prestigious Catholic school in London fears that altering its admissions criteria – as it was ordered to do by an English government agency following a complaint from the British Humanist Association – will damage its Christian identity. The London Oratory School came under review by the Office of the Schools Adjudicator (OSA) after a complaint from the British Humanist Association said its faith-based admissions policy … [Read more...]

Bishops conferences are not the Magisterium, Vatican doctrine chief reminds Cardinal Marx

Vatican City, Mar 26, 2015 / 04:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has told a French paper that doctrinal, or even disciplinary, decisions regarding marriage and family are not up for determination by national bishops’ conferences. “It is an absolutely anti-Catholic idea that does not respect the Catholicity of the Church,” Cardinal Mueller said when asked, “Could certain doctrinal or … [Read more...]

Peruvian march for life draws half a million

Lima, Peru, Mar 26, 2015 / 11:16 am (CNA).- More than half a million Peruvians participated in the historic March for Life 2015, held March 21 in Lima, rejecting abortion and speaking out in defense of life from conception to natural death.   ¡Lo logramos! Esta es la cifra oficial de la #MarchaPorLaVida — ACI Prensa (@aciprensa) March 22, 2015In Peru, the right to life from conception is protected by the Constitution of Peru, the Civil Code, … [Read more...]

Pope Francis to visit White House Sept. 23

Washington D.C., Mar 26, 2015 / 09:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- U.S. officials have confirmed that Pope Francis will make a stop at the White House to meet with President Barack Obama on Sept. 23, during his trip to the United States for the World Meeting of Families. “The President and the First Lady will welcome His Holiness Pope Francis to the White House on Wednesday, September 23,” said a March 26 statement from the White House press secretary. “During the visit, the … [Read more...]

Pope Francis to meet, celebrate Mass with relatives during Turin visit

Rome, Italy, Mar 26, 2015 / 08:48 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A son of Italian immigrants, Argentinian native Pope Francis will have the opportunity to meet with distant relatives during his visit to Turin for the first time since coming to Italy after his election. The family members Francis will meet during his trip “are cousins. Different cousins and various other family members. I don't know them, I only know that there are some from Turin,” Archbishop Cesare Nosiglia told … [Read more...]