Archbishop Chaput: In Philly and in synod, support for Francis is obvious

Rome, Italy, Oct 19, 2015 / 09:38 am (CNA).- In an Oct. 19 interview, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia said that despite an implied assertion in America Magazine over the weekend, no synod father is an “opponent” of Pope Francis. “If the welcome we gave Pope Francis in Philadelphia last month looked like ‘opposition,’ people need a trip to a really good eye doctor,” the archbishop told CNA, adding that Pope Francis “has explicitly invited … [Read more...]

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Archbishop Chaput rejects claim that he opposes Francis

Rome, Italy, Oct 19, 2015 / 09:04 am (CNA).- In an Oct. 19 interview, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia said that despite an implied assertion in America Magazine over the weekend, he is not an “opponent” of Pope Francis. “If the welcome we gave Pope Francis in Philadelphia last month looked like ‘opposition,’ people need a trip to a really good eye doctor,” the archbishop told CNA, adding that Pope Francis “has explicitly invited candor and … [Read more...]

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For German bishops mercy comes at a price, critics charge

Berlin, Germany, Oct 19, 2015 / 02:54 am (CNA).- As controversy continues to swirl around proposals by the German bishops at the Synod on the Family, the German bishops themselves have faced heightened criticism in recent years. Critics point out that while Cardinal Walter Kasper and most of his fellow German bishops have been leading the charge to allow those in “irregular” marital situations – those who are divorced and remarried – to receive Communion, they have … [Read more...]

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Hyatt Hotels changes policy around the globe, removes on-demand porn

Chicago, Ill., Oct 18, 2015 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a major policy shift, the global hotel and resort chain Hyatt Hotels is cutting off access to on-demand video pornography in all of their hotel rooms across the globe, according to the advocacy group National Center on Sexual Exploitation. "With this step, Hyatt is proving itself to be a leader among corporations that value a positive and safe environment for their consumers," stated Patrick Trueman, president of the … [Read more...]

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Hyatt Hotels changes policy around the globe, removes on-demand porn

Chicago, Ill., Oct 18, 2015 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a major policy shift, the global hotel and resort chain Hyatt Hotels is cutting off access to on-demand video pornography in all of their hotel rooms across the globe, according to the advocacy group National Center on Sexual Exploitation. "With this step, Hyatt is proving itself to be a leader among corporations that value a positive and safe environment for their consumers," stated Patrick Trueman, president of the … [Read more...]

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Pope prays for peace in the Holy Land amid escalating violence

Vatican City, Oct 18, 2015 / 09:40 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Following multiple knife attacks in the Holy Land this weekend, Pope Francis has appealed for courage and strength in bringing an end to violence and the desire for revenge.“Dear brothers and sisters, I follow with great concern the situation of strong tension and violence afflicting the Holy Land,” the Pope said Oct. 18, before leading pilgrims in the traditional Angelus prayer.“At this time great courage and … [Read more...]

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‘Genuine religious faith’ is a force against terrorist savagery, Holy See tells UN

New York City, N.Y., Oct 18, 2015 / 06:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The papal nuncio to the United Nations on Wednesday stressed the religious rejection of the “utter savagery” of terrorism and violence. “Genuine religious faith is in fact a source of unity and strength against fundamentalist terrorism and encourages individuals and societies to opt for non-violent means to air their grievances and to obtain justice,” Archbishop Bernardito Auza said Oct. 14 to a U.N. … [Read more...]

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