EWTN family shares favorite memories of Mother Angelica

Irondale, Ala., Sep 19, 2016 / 02:10 pm (CNA).- The legacy of Mother Angelica, the Poor Clare nun who founded Catholic cable channel EWTN, continues to live on in those who watched her or worked with her.At the 10th annual EWTN family celebration, the first since Mother’s death on Easter Sunday this past year, both viewers and staff of the network recalled their favorite memories of the formidable nun over the years.Brother Leo (of Hey Brother Leo! fame) joined the friars with the … [Read more...]

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Papal ambassadors issue global appeal to step-up peace efforts

Vatican City, Sep 19, 2016 / 10:35 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After spending three days in Rome to celebrate the Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis’ diplomatic representatives throughout the world have called on government leaders to make greater efforts in ending conflict and promoting peace.According to a Sept. 19 communique from the Vatican, the papal ambassadors – called apostolic nuncios – issued “a pressing appeal” to the international community and to those with … [Read more...]

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How a new classical academy is reaching out to millennial parents

Denver, Colo., Sep 18, 2016 / 04:22 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Coming in 2017, families in Northern Colorado will have the option to send their children to a Catholic elementary school through a new regional, classical academy in Thornton.“It is with great joy that we announce the opening of a new Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Denver to be called Frassati Catholic Academy,” stated a letter from Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver and the Superintendent of Catholic Schools, … [Read more...]

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In grilling UN speech, Amal Clooney blasts failure to stop ISIS

New York City, N.Y., Sep 18, 2016 / 01:50 pm (CNA).- Nadia Murad, a young Yazidi woman who escaped ISIS captivity after her family was slaughtered, has been named a new U.N. Goodwill Ambassador and has been nominated for both a Nobel Peace Prize and as one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2016.But despite the global recognition that Murad has garnered for the atrocities she and thousands of women like her have suffered, her lawyer, renowned Lebanese-British human rights … [Read more...]

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Corruption is worst form of criminality, Pope tells Vatican police

Vatican City, Sep 18, 2016 / 03:23 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday Pope Francis celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Vatican Gendarme by thanking the security force for their tireless service, and warned against modern crimes linked to exploitation and corruption.“Crooks love the scam and hate honesty. Crooks love bribes, agreements done in the dark. This is worse than anything, because he believes he's being honest,” the Pope told members of the Vatican Gendarme Sept. … [Read more...]

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Corruption is worst form of criminality, Pope tells Vatican police

Vatican City, Sep 18, 2016 / 03:23 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday Pope Francis celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Vatican Gendarme by thanking the security force for their tireless service, and warned against modern crimes linked to exploitation and corruption.“Crooks love the scam and hate honesty. Crooks love bribes, agreements done in the dark. This is worse than anything, because he believes he's being honest,” the Pope told members of the Vatican Gendarme Sept. … [Read more...]

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March for life in Berlin draws thousands

Berlin, Germany, Sep 17, 2016 / 04:42 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- More than 7,500 people took part in the annual March for Life in Berlin on Saturday, under the motto: “No Child is Unsuitable.”The peaceful gathering was organized by the Federal Association for the Right to Life. Participants brandished placards supporting the right to life from conception to natural death.Five bishops took part in the event: Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer of Regensburg, who also celebrated the closing … [Read more...]

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