Phyllis Schlafly remembered as a pro-life inspiration

Washington D.C., Sep 7, 2016 / 02:34 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The passing of author, commentator and political activist Phyllis Schlafly prompted some pro-life advocates to remember her leadership across decades of political involvement.Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, said Schlafly “inspired millions to the fight against abortion.”“Phyllis is the reason the Republican Party is a pro-life party,” Hawkins said Sept. 5. “Phyllis will be … [Read more...]

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Spanish nun murdered in Haiti

Port au Prince, Haiti, Sep 7, 2016 / 12:52 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As the world turned its focus on Rome for the canonization of Mother Teresa last weekend, another religious sister lost her life while caring for the poor in Haiti.Sister Isabel Sola Macas, 51, from the Congregation of the Religious of Jesus and Mary, was killed while she was driving on the Port-au-Prince highways Sept. 2. Several unidentified individuals fired on the car in which she was traveling. The motive for the attack is … [Read more...]

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Spanish nun murdered in Haiti

Port au Prince, Haiti, Sep 7, 2016 / 12:52 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As the world turned its focus on Rome for the canonization of Mother Teresa last weekend, another religious sister lost her life while caring for the poor in Haiti.Sister Isabel Sola Macas, 51, from the Congregation of the Religious of Jesus and Mary, was killed while she was driving on the Port-au-Prince highways Sept. 2. Several unidentified individuals fired on the car in which she was traveling. The motive for the attack is … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis: Don’t use God to defend your own interests

Vatican City, Sep 7, 2016 / 08:56 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday, Pope Francis warned against making Jesus into the person we want him to be, and thus creating obstacles to a true relationship with Christ and his mercy.“The admonition of Jesus is always present: even today man constructs images of God that prevent him from enjoying his real presence,” the Pope said during the general audience Sept. 7.“Some carve out a 'do it yourself' faith that reduces God in … [Read more...]

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Father James Martin wins award from dissenting Catholic group

Washington D.C., Sep 7, 2016 / 05:25 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Media personality and America magazine editor Father James Martin, S.J. will receive an award from a dissenting Catholic group that has been the subject of warnings from the U.S. bishops and the Vatican for confusing Catholic teaching.Francis DeBernardo, executive director of New Ways Ministry, said Sept. 6 that the award for Fr. Martin recognized his ministry of communication which has “helped to expand the dialogue on LGBT … [Read more...]

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You don’t have to be religious to be opposed to porn

Denver, Colo., Sep 7, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- It used to be that the only people speaking out against pornography were those who opposed it because of its moral depravity - namely, people of faith.  Apart from that, pornography was considered a normal, if even healthy part of everyday life.But as the smartphone boom made the internet - and therefore pornography - available at most everyone’s fingertips, secular groups and individuals are increasingly speaking out against … [Read more...]

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Cardinal Nichols reminds Catholics: prisoners are part of the Church too

Westminster, England, Sep 7, 2016 / 12:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Urging the Catholic Church to work for prison reform, Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster stressed the need to ensure that parishes can welcome and aid former prisoners seeking to deepen their faith and return to society.“We have a duty to support them, not segregate them. Without this welcome any redemption they found in prison and any motivation they have to reform will be wasted, along with all that they have to … [Read more...]

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