‘March on the Media’ criticizes abortion bias in reporting

Washington D.C., Aug 12, 2013 / 05:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pro-life leaders from around the country are calling on major media outlets to do a better job of informing society about the reality of abortion, rather than obscuring the facts in their coverage choices.“The media has flinched from the reality of abortion for decades,” said Lila Rose, president of Live Action, which has worked through undercover videos to expose abuses within the abortion industry.“We call on … [Read more...]

Pope Francis calls, consoles Italian man after brother’s murder

Rome, Italy, Aug 12, 2013 / 04:04 pm (CNA).- An Italian man who has struggled to forgive God after the murder of his brother recently received a personal phone call from Pope Francis, who offered him words of comfort.Michele Ferri was devastated when his brother, who owned several gas stations in the city of Pesaro in northern Italy, was shot and killed by two employees last June. The employees are now serving prison sentences.Overcome with grief and frustration, Ferri had written a letter … [Read more...]

Colombia to host 2014 World Congress on Divine Mercy

Bogotá, Colombia, Aug 12, 2013 / 02:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Bishops’ Conference of Colombia has announced that the capital city of Bogota will be the site of the third World Apostolic Congress on Divine Mercy, to be held Aug. 15-19, 2014.Bishop Julio Hernando Garcia of Istima Tado, who heads the committee charged with organizing the event, made the announcement during a press conference on Aug. 8.He said the congress will be “a platform for healing the wounds of the … [Read more...]

Mystery priest in Missouri rescue comes forward

Jefferson City, Mo., Aug 12, 2013 / 02:12 pm (CNA).- The mysterious Missouri priest who gave anointing to a woman in her wrecked car near Center, Mo. has been identified as Father Patrick Dowling, of the Diocese of Jefferson City.“I thank God and the amazingly competent rescue workers,” Fr. Dowling stated today in a comment on CNA's original article on the Aug. 4 incident.“I thank them for making me welcome in such a highly charged situation and allowing me to … [Read more...]

Holtz’s coaching success exceeded by devotion

Follansbee, W. Va., Aug 12, 2013 / 01:06 pm (CNA).- Lou Holtz has put together one of the most distinguished coaching careers in college football. He made his reputation taking underachieving programs and turning them into winners with perhaps his most famous stint being at the University of Notre Dame where he guided the Irish to a 12-0 won-lost record in 1988 and a national championship, but none of his accomplishments are as important to him as his Catholic faith.The Follansbee, … [Read more...]

Anti-Catholic Facebook pages worry Latino communities

Lima, Peru, Aug 11, 2013 / 04:02 pm (CNA).- Facebook's continued tolerance for obscene anti-Catholic pages in Spanish are causing some users to question the site's policies – and whether they should keep using the social network. “I report anti-Catholic pages every so often,” user Carlos Wadsworth of Costa Rica said in response to an open Facebook query from CNA executive director Alejandro Bermudez. “...and it is so disgusting that when I report a comment … [Read more...]

Pope Francis: What attracts our hearts ‘like a magnet?’

Vatican City, Aug 11, 2013 / 10:27 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During his Sunday Angelus address from Rome, Pope Francis encouraged listeners to reflect upon the day's Gospel in which Jesus reminds his disciples to treasure the things of heaven. “We can ask ourselves, where is my treasure? What is the most important reality for me, the reality that attracts my heart like a magnet? Can I say that it is the love of God?” Pope Francis asked the crowds in St. Peter's Square Aug. … [Read more...]


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