The rise of millennial Catholic artists – and here’s a chat with one of them

Denver, Colo., Aug 20, 2015 / 06:02 am (CNA).- Luke Spehar was an aspiring musician with a girlfriend when he couldn’t shake the feeling that God was calling him to enter the seminary and consider the priesthood.He turned the painful (but inevitable) breakup into a song (what are painful breakups for?) but said there was still an uncertainty at the beginning – how would his gifts and talents as a musician be used if he were called to be a priest? He had already recorded his first … [Read more...]

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The bizarre tale of 5,000 relics finding a home in a Pittsburgh chapel

Pittsburgh, Pa., Aug 20, 2015 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Nestled in a sleepy neighborhood in the hills rising over Pittsburgh lies a small chapel. Inside St. Anthony’s Chapel lies a piece from the Crown of Thorns, a tooth of St. Anthony of Padua, and more than 5,000 other verified relics, or remains, of saints from around the world. Indeed for the fragments from the bodies and scraps of the belongings of countless saints, these relics continued to have earthly adventures long after … [Read more...]

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Dozens of new grads join the ranks of Kenya’s Catholic nurses

Nairobi, Kenya, Aug 20, 2015 / 12:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- What began as a training facility for rural health care workers in the 1970s has now turned into a Catholic nursing school with hundreds of graduates. This year, during the Aug. 14 graduation ceremony held in Nairobi for St. Luke’s Registered Community Health Nursing School, Bishop Joseph Mbatia of Nyahururu told the 54 new nurses that they have been trained for a very distinct reason. “The Church and indeed the Kenyan … [Read more...]

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Elderly woman brutally attacked in Church responds with forgiveness

Omaha, Neb., Aug 19, 2015 / 05:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Police have arrested one suspect in the assault and robbery of a 76-year-old woman at Omaha's Catholic cathedral – and the woman is asking prayers for her attackers. “She is doing well and recovering at a friend's house,” Father James Netusil, an associate pastor at St. Cecilia's Cathedral, said on the cathedral's Facebook page Aug. 18. “She is grateful for all of your prayers, and her hope is … [Read more...]

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Elderly woman brutally attacked in Church responds with forgiveness

Omaha, Neb., Aug 19, 2015 / 05:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Police have arrested one suspect in the assault and robbery of a 76-year-old woman at Omaha's Catholic cathedral – and the woman is asking prayers for her attackers. “She is doing well and recovering at a friend's house,” Father James Netusil, an associate pastor at St. Cecilia's Cathedral, said on the cathedral's Facebook page Aug. 18. “She is grateful for all of your prayers, and her hope is … [Read more...]

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Elderly woman brutally attacked in Church responds with forgiveness

Omaha, Neb., Aug 19, 2015 / 05:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Police have arrested one suspect in the assault and robbery of a 76-year-old woman at Omaha's Catholic cathedral – and the woman is asking prayers for her attackers. “She is doing well and recovering at a friend's house,” Father James Netusil, an associate pastor at St. Cecilia's Cathedral, said on the cathedral's Facebook page Aug. 18. “She is grateful for all of your prayers, and her hope is … [Read more...]

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Is Planned Parenthood ‘aborting’ babies after birth?

Washington D.C., Aug 19, 2015 / 02:36 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Warning: this article contains graphic content. Reader discretion is advised. A new video in an investigative series on Planned Parenthood shows a former technician saying that she had once been traumatized by the experience of gathering tissue from an aborted baby whose heart was still beating. Holly O’Donnell, former technician for the biotech company StemExpress, LLC, said that after the intact delivery of “the most … [Read more...]

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