Why does this woman want to teach priests?

Chicago, Ill., Jun 10, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Dawn Eden Goldstein isn’t trying to be a priest.She even argued in a New York Times debate that women should not become ordained deacons.But that didn’t stop her from becoming the first woman ever to earn her doctorate in sacred theology alongside an all-male, all-seminarian class at Mundelein seminary in Illinois.Even though Goldstein technically graduated from the University of St. Mary of the Lake, she was in the same … [Read more...]

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Why does this woman want to teach priests?

Chicago, Ill., Jun 10, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Dawn Eden Goldstein isn’t trying to be a priest.She even argued in a New York Times debate that women should not become ordained deacons.But that didn’t stop her from becoming the first woman ever to earn her doctorate in sacred theology alongside an all-male, all-seminarian class at Mundelein seminary in Illinois.Even though Goldstein technically graduated from the University of St. Mary of the Lake, she was in the same … [Read more...]

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Pope sets up group to allocate crisis funds in Ukraine

Vatican City, Jun 10, 2016 / 12:37 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After raising funds for humanitarian relief in Ukraine through a special collection in Europe, Pope Francis has established a committee to decipher the most urgent needs and get help to where it's most needed.According to a June 9 communique from the Vatican “the Pope has decided to establish a specific technical committee on-site, composed of a president and four members” to help with the distribution of the funds raised … [Read more...]

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Young nuns? It’s a trend.

Washington D.C., Jun 9, 2016 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- There is a young and vital presence of religious sisters, novices and postulants in U.S. Catholic life, a new survey has found.The Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious has released its latest survey of its 120 member communities in 137 U.S. dioceses.Mother Mary Agnes Donovan, S.V., council chairperson and superior general of the Sisters of Life, said the council is “blessed” to have both older and younger … [Read more...]

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Sick, disabled to take on main roles in jubilee Mass at Vatican

Vatican City, Jun 9, 2016 / 03:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The sick and disabled have always held a special place in Pope Francis’ heart, and have been the recipients of some of his most tender acts as Bishop of Rome. Now they will take on the prominent roles at a Mass for the Year of Mercy at the Vatican.Thousands of sick and disabled persons will journey to Rome with their families and caregivers this week for a special jubilee in their honor, culminating with a June 12 Mass said by Pope … [Read more...]

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With assisted suicide legal, L.A. archbishop calls for end of life care

Los Angeles, Calif., Jun 9, 2016 / 02:49 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Assisted suicide will change California for the worse, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles said on Wednesday, adding that Catholics and others must take action to show they will care for the ailing, not aid in killing them.“With the new ‘End of Life Options’ law we are crossing a line – from being a society that cares for those who are aging and sick to a society that kills those whose suffering we can no … [Read more...]

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Death of young Catholic motorcyclist mourned in Spain

Madrid, Spain, Jun 9, 2016 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Known for kneeling to pray an 'Our Father' before his races, renowned motorcyclist Luis Salom died June 3 after an accident while practicing for Spain's Grand Prix.  The 24-year-old once told the press that he prayed not to win but “because I really believe and it's my aim to ask that that everything goes well, that nothing happens, and so we can all finish the race.”“I do it because I want him to … [Read more...]

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