New cardinals speak out on perils, potential of a globalized society

Vatican City, Feb 18, 2015 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis' newly elevated cardinals reflected on their roles as shepherds within a vast, multicultural Church – and the many challenges and opportunities of service the modern world poses to their peripheral dioceses. Cardinal Soane Patita Paini Mafi of Tonga said being named a cardinal is a “really big thing” for the small Pacific island nation, which has never had a cardinal before. He told CNA Feb. 14 that … [Read more...]

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Why the Religious Freedom Restoration Act matters to you

Washington D.C., Feb 17, 2015 / 05:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- For the sake of religious liberity, it is vital that the religious rights of corporations – and not just individuals and churches – be upheld under federal law, a legal scholar has said. “Most Americans, faithful Americans, they bring their religious commitment into all aspects of their life, including the workplace,” Gregory Baylor, a senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, told CNA after a Feb. 13 … [Read more...]

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Is there an end in sight to centuries-old sectarian divisions in Scotland?

Vatican City, Feb 17, 2015 / 02:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Following an ecumenical meeting with Pope Francis on Monday, the moderator of the Church of Scotland said the gathering  was significant, and could signal the end of its tensions with the Catholic Church. The Church of Scotland is an ecclesial community in the Calvinist and Presbyterian tradition. As its moderator, John Chalmers serves as the ecclesial community's official representative. “Scotland too has suffered in … [Read more...]

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Is there an end in sight to centuries-old sectarian divisions in Scotland?

Vatican City, Feb 17, 2015 / 02:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Following an ecumenical meeting with Pope Francis on Monday, the moderator of the Church of Scotland said the gathering  was significant, and could signal the end of its tensions with the Catholic Church. The Church of Scotland is an ecclesial community in the Calvinist and Presbyterian tradition. As its moderator, John Chalmers serves as the ecclesial community's official representative. “Scotland too has suffered in … [Read more...]

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Is there an end in sight to centuries-old sectarian divisions in Scotland?

Vatican City, Feb 17, 2015 / 02:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Following an ecumenical meeting with Pope Francis on Monday, the moderator of the Church of Scotland said the gathering  was significant, and could signal the end of its tensions with the Catholic Church. The Church of Scotland is an ecclesial community in the Calvinist and Presbyterian tradition. As its moderator, John Chalmers serves as the ecclesial community's official representative. “Scotland too has suffered in … [Read more...]

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Is there an end in sight to centuries-old sectarian divisions in Scotland?

Vatican City, Feb 17, 2015 / 02:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Following an ecumenical meeting with Pope Francis on Monday, the moderator of the Church of Scotland said the gathering  was significant, and could signal the end of its tensions with the Catholic Church. The Church of Scotland is an ecclesial community in the Calvinist and Presbyterian tradition. As its moderator, John Chalmers serves as the ecclesial community's official representative. “Scotland too has suffered in … [Read more...]

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Is there an end in sight to centuries-old sectarian divisions in Scotland?

Vatican City, Feb 17, 2015 / 02:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Following an ecumenical meeting with Pope Francis on Monday, the moderator of the Church of Scotland said the gathering  was significant, and could signal the end of its tensions with the Catholic Church. The Church of Scotland is an ecclesial community in the Calvinist and Presbyterian tradition. As its moderator, John Chalmers serves as the ecclesial community's official representative. “Scotland too has suffered in … [Read more...]

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