CUA school of business receives millions in donations, gets new name

Washington D.C., Apr 19, 2016 / 04:56 pm (CNA).- The Catholic University of America’s business school has received several major financial gifts, including the largest donation in university history. The Washington, D.C., university announced a total of six commitments totaling $47 million. The money will go to general university programs as well as operational costs for the business school, which will be renamed the Tim and Steph Busch School of Business and Economics after the … [Read more...]

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Americans agree: Obama administration unfair to Little Sisters of the Poor

Washington D.C., Apr 19, 2016 / 06:35 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A new survey says most Americans think the Obama administration’s federal contraception mandate is unfair to the Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious groups defending themselves before the U.S. Supreme Court.About 53 percent of Americans said the process required by the government is “unfair,” while only 32 percent did not, according to a new Marist Poll commissioned by the Knights of Columbus.The federal … [Read more...]

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Please forgive our indifference – Pope Francis’ heartfelt plea to refugees

Vatican City, Apr 19, 2016 / 06:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has offered his praise to the Jesuits in Italy for their longstanding work with refugees, but asked the foreigners for their pardon on behalf of all who have been closed-minded and indifferent to their plight.“I was a stranger and you welcomed me,” the Pope said in a video message, calling to mind Chapter 25 of Matthew’s Gospel.“Too often we have not welcomed you! Forgive the closure and indifference … [Read more...]

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Not your grandpa’s porn – Has the Church caught up to the problem?

Denver, Colo., Sep 20, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA).- Clay Olsen speaks to thousands of youth about a subject most people would rather not touch: pornography.As the founder and CEO of Fight the New Drug, an organization that educates people about pornography addiction, Olsen travels the country giving presentations to young people about how pornography is affecting their brains, their relationships and ultimately the world.Olsen told CNA that after one particular presentation, a young man asked a … [Read more...]

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Poland’s Christian heritage a ‘strong foundation for the future’

Poznan, Poland, Apr 19, 2016 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The power of Poland’s “invincible national spirit” and resilience to countless foreign invaders lies not with her government or military, but rather in the nation’s Christian identity, its president said on Friday.“The Baptism of Duke Mieszko I is the most important event in the entire history of the Polish state and nation. I do not say it was, I say it is, for the decision taken by our first historical … [Read more...]

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Poland’s Christian heritage a ‘strong foundation for the future’

Poznan, Poland, Apr 19, 2016 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The power of Poland’s “invincible national spirit” and resilience to countless foreign invaders lies not with her government or military, but rather in the nation’s Christian identity, its president said on Friday.“The Baptism of Duke Mieszko I is the most important event in the entire history of the Polish state and nation. I do not say it was, I say it is, for the decision taken by our first historical … [Read more...]

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How to fight extremism? Unite for religious liberty, rabbi says

Washington D.C., Apr 18, 2016 / 07:14 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Facing a rising tide of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and government crackdowns on religious practice, European religious communities must stand together, insisted one religious leader this week.“For the first time in history, we recognize that all faiths are at risk,” Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks told an audience at the National Press Club on Monday in Washington, D.C. He added that “all faiths can stand together … [Read more...]

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