Georgetown gets verbally shanked over Planned Parenthood invite

Washington D.C., Mar 8, 2016 / 03:36 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Georgetown University is facing strong criticism from Catholic leaders for defending a student group's invite of Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards to speak at the school.“The Jesuit community on campus clearly has its work cut out for it and a long way to go as it tries to instill at Georgetown some of the values of Pope Francis,” the Archdiocese of Washington said in a statement Monday.In its withering … [Read more...]

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Here are the faces of the nuns who were martyred in Yemen

Rome, Italy, Mar 8, 2016 / 01:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Sister Anslem, Sister Reginette, Sister Judith, Sister Marguerite, and were serving as caretakers at the Missionaries of Charity's convent and nursing home in Aden, Yemen.These sisters left their homes in India and Africa to serve the poor, elderly, and disabled in the war-torn country of Yemen. They worked together with volunteers at the convent's home care center, where they served around sixty to eighty patients of all … [Read more...]

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New bishop in NJ was long-time rector of Rome’s US seminary

Piscataway, N.J., Mar 8, 2016 / 10:59 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Monsignor James Checchio, who recently stepped down as rector of the North American College, on Tuesday was appointed Bishop of Metuchen, a diocese in north-central New Jersey.“Touched by a bit of holy fear, I am certainly humbled to become the shepherd of this wonderful diocese and I look forward to striving to fulfill the demanding task of ensuring that the pastoral charity of Jesus Christ continues to be abundant here in … [Read more...]

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Who was Elizabeth of the Trinity? The story behind a new saint

Vatican City, Jun 21, 2016 / 03:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has announced the canonization date of Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity, a Carmelite nun of the 20th century who will be formally recognzied as a saint October 16.In March, the Pope had acknowledged a miracle worked through the intercession of Blessed Elizabeth, paving the way for her canonization.“The Lord has chosen to answer her prayers for us…before she died, when she was suffering with Addison's … [Read more...]

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Court affirms Church’s right to hire and fire ministers

Kansas City, Mo., Mar 8, 2016 / 12:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Missouri court ruling in favor of a Catholic diocese protects the right of religious institutions to fire ministerial employees who do not live consistently with their religious beliefs.“This ruling rightly preserves the integrity of churches and religious institutions,” Jeremiah Galus, legal counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, told CNA March 2. “If churches are forced to employ people who do not follow their … [Read more...]

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Court affirms Church’s right to hire and fire ministers

Kansas City, Mo., Mar 8, 2016 / 12:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Missouri court ruling in favor of a Catholic diocese protects the right of religious institutions to fire ministerial employees who do not live consistently with their religious beliefs.“This ruling rightly preserves the integrity of churches and religious institutions,” Jeremiah Galus, legal counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, told CNA March 2. “If churches are forced to employ people who do not follow their … [Read more...]

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Push to legalize assisted suicide in Maryland is over – for now

Baltimore, Md., Mar 7, 2016 / 03:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The latest push to legalize assisted suicide for the terminally ill has failed in Maryland, but opponents are well aware that this isn't the end of the fight.When it was clear that it didn't have enough support to pass, the sponsor of the End-of-Life Option Act, Sen. Robert Young (D-Frederick), pulled the bill March 3 ahead of the Senate Judiciary Proceedings Committee.“It is a relief that this very dangerous legislation … [Read more...]

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