Catholic News Agency launches mobile app

Denver, Colo., Jul 16, 2014 / 11:09 am (CNA).- Catholic News Agency has announced the launch of its new app, offering direct access to all of its content, free of charge.“Our readers have come to expect free, timely coverage of the Universal Church on our website,” said Marianne Medlin, editor-in-chief of CNA.“Now we’re making that available to them on their phone or tablet.”The app provides news stories, columns, and faith resources from the Catholic News … [Read more...]

Vatican lauds wide reach of #PAUSEforPeace campaign

Vatican City, Jul 16, 2014 / 08:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In wake of the Vatican’s viral campaign urging faithful worldwide to pause for a moment of silence during the World Cup final, officials have expressed their hope that the fruits will continue to grow. “For me it has been a true surprise to see how a tweet launched with such a short amount of time managed to involve the communities, parishes, religious and laymen that united in this initiative,” Msgr. Melchor told CNA … [Read more...]

Indian cardinal appeals for peace after crucifix vandalized

Mumbai, India, Jul 16, 2014 / 04:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After a statue of a crucifix in Mumbai was vandalized in the early hours of Monday morning, the city's archbishop has appealed for peace and prayers. “The Archbishop of Bombay, Cardinal Oswald Gracias, appeals to the Christian community to remain peaceful, calm and lift up the perpetrators of this crime in prayer,” the Archdiocese of Bombay stated July 14. “We urge the police to investigate the crime with full … [Read more...]

North Carolina lawmakers stand by ‘Choose Life’ plates

Washington D.C., Jul 16, 2014 / 02:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Several lawmakers in North Carolina have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review a censorship case related to pro-life specialty license plates in the state. Alliance Defending Freedom filed the appeal on Friday on behalf of Thom Tillis, speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives, and Phil Berger, president pro tempore of the North Carolina Senate. “State governments have a right to advance messages consistent … [Read more...]

Soccer stars to play inter-religious friendly match for peace

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jul 16, 2014 / 12:28 am (CNA).- Retired soccer star Javier “Pupi” Zanetti, who was captain of the Argentinean national team and of Inter Milan in Italy, will soon don his cleats again to take part in an inter-religious friendly match for peace. The Argentinean soccer player will join Roberto Baggio of Italy and Zinedine Zidane of France for the first “Inter-Religious Match for Peace.” Lionel Messi, Francesco Totti, Gianluigi Buffon and … [Read more...]

Pope says economy must fight ‘throwaway culture’

Rome, Italy, Jul 15, 2014 / 10:58 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis had lunch with participants in an international economics seminar on Saturday, saying their efforts to bring the human being to the very center of the economy avoids a “throwaway culture.”   The Pope addressed reductionist views of mankind, saying that “this is the strongest time of anthropological reductionism.”   “It happens to man what happens to wine when it is transformed into brandy: it … [Read more...]

Senate bill would strip conscience protections, bishops warn

Washington D.C., Jul 15, 2014 / 08:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Leaders of the U.S. bishops have issued a strong rebuke of a Senate bill that would deny conscience rights to employers in the field of health coverage. “We are writing to state our strong opposition to the misnamed ‘Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014’ (S. 2578),” wrote Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore and Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston in a letter to all U.S. … [Read more...]


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