Equality doesn’t mean men in the ladies’ room, Houston voters say

Houston, Texas, Nov 4, 2015 / 03:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Houston voters on Tuesday repealed a strict anti-discrimination ordinance by a vote of 61 to 39 percent, following concerns that the law’s broad effects would allow men into women's restrooms. John Banzhaf, a professor at George Washington University Law School, told the Daily Caller that if the ordinance had stood, it would have meant “nothing could be done” involving a man in a woman’s restroom if he … [Read more...]

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Vatican: Leak of classified docs is illegal, trying to sow confusion

Vatican City, Nov 4, 2015 / 12:22 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi said the recent stealing and leaking of confidential information surrounding Pope Francis' pontificate is illegal, and charged that it was done in order to create confusion. “As is known, a significant part of what has been published is the result of the disclosure of reserved information and documents, and therefore is an illicit activity that must therefore be prosecuted by the competent … [Read more...]

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Forgiveness in family has power to rebuild society, Pope says

Vatican City, Nov 4, 2015 / 09:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Delivering his Wednesday general audience address a little more than a week after the close of the Synod on the Family, Pope Francis spoke on the role of forgiveness in helping families become a force for the betterment of society. “The practice of forgiveness not only preserves families from division,” but allows them to aid society in becoming “less evil and cruel,” the Pope said during his Nov. 4 weekly audience … [Read more...]

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When police need backup, St. Michael sends priests

Milwaukee, Wis., Nov 4, 2015 / 03:00 am (National Catholic Register).- When Catholic police officer Sharif Said goes out on his beat patrolling the suburbs of Milwaukee, he brings his faith with him. On the front of his police vest, he pins a medal of St. Michael, the patron saint of police officers, and on the back, he pins St. Jude, the patron of hope and impossible cases.More than anything, it is Said’s faith that keeps him going in serving his community at its dangerous peripheries. … [Read more...]

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Rome pilgrimage gives homeless man a new perspective on life

Denver, Colo., Nov 3, 2015 / 03:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Derrick Yearout has come a long way from his homeless, drug-addicted days. After changing his life and getting off the streets he made a pilgrimage to Rome, which he says has given him a new outlook on life. “Do I feel that the trip to Rome made a difference in my life? Yes, it has. It has allowed me to look at how I used to be and how I am now by opening my eyes to the world as it is, and not how I thought it was,” … [Read more...]

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Pope: if you don’t serve others, then what are you living for?

Vatican City, Nov 3, 2015 / 05:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Though letting go of yourself and living for others can make you seem weak in the eyes of the world, Pope Francis said that this is the purpose of our lives, and that in the logic of God, it’s what makes us truly victorious. “Whoever serves and gives, seems like a failure in the eyes of the world. In reality, it is exactly in giving their life that they find it,” Francis said. A life that “takes possession of … [Read more...]

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How to invest as a Catholic without selling your soul

Washington D.C., Nov 3, 2015 / 03:12 am (CNA).- For Catholics who want to invest in a retirement plan but hesitate for fear of unintentionally supporting causes contradicting their faith, a financial advisor group is now offering a new option. “We’d like to see every Catholic organization invest in accordance with their values and not compromise on their expected outcome,” said Mary Brunson, vice president of Investing for Catholics. She said many people want a retirement … [Read more...]

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