Pop Artist. Provocateur. Catholic. Who was Andy Warhol?

Washington D.C., Aug 27, 2015 / 03:04 am (CNA).- Chances are you've heard of the phrase “15 minutes of fame.” And you've probably seen the neon-colored canvases of Campbell soup cans or Marilyn Monroe's face – even if you don't know the artist behind them. For those who've never studied Andy Warhol and his prolific body of work, they've still most likely encountered it in many of the pop icons of the late 20th Century. But while Warhol may be known … [Read more...]

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A tech company may have received whole fetuses for tissue harvesting

Washington D.C., Aug 26, 2015 / 04:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Is a fetal tissue supplier receiving whole fetuses from abortion clinics? That’s what one citizen journalist group claims from video of a secretly-recorded conversation released Tuesday. At issue is a statement by the CEO of the California-based fetal tissue supplier StemExpress, Cate Dyer. In a dialogue about procuring liver tissue, Dyer said that StemExpress receives “intact cases” from abortion clinics. Whether … [Read more...]

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Filipinos mourn the death of pioneer Bishop Francisco San Diego of Pasig

Pasig, Philippines, Aug 26, 2015 / 12:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics in the Philippines are mourning Wednesday's death of Bishop Francisco San Diego, who founded the Diocese of Pasig in 2003 and led it until his retirement in 2010. Bishop San Diego, who was 79, died the morning of Sept. 26 of cardiac arrest while in his sleep at Cardinal Santos Hospital, the Pasig diocese announced. His successor as Bishop of Pasig, Mylo Vergara, received his body into the Cathedral of the … [Read more...]

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‘Teach your children how to pray!’ Pope tells parents

Vatican City, Aug 26, 2015 / 09:27 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday, Pope Francis continued his weekly catechesis on the family, saying that parents have the responsibility to teach their children to pray. Delivering his address to pilgrims and visitors, gathered under the hot sun for the weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, the pontiff stressed the importance of teaching children how to show love for God through prayer. “It is beautiful when mothers teach their little … [Read more...]

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These students with special needs have a request of Pope Francis

Washington D.C., Aug 26, 2015 / 06:21 am (CNA).- A group representing Catholic students with intellectual disabilities is hoping a U.S. visit from Pope Francis could spark nothing less than a renaissance in Catholic education. “We hope that Pope Francis will further open up the doors with the very welcoming message that he seems to convey to people that are on the margins of society, often neglected or overlooked,” said Francesca Pellegrino, founder of the Catholic Coalition for … [Read more...]

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Amid threat of violence, CRS works to ease food shortage in Mali

Bamako, Mali, Aug 26, 2015 / 12:16 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Despite a hazardous situation in the African country of Mali, Catholic Relief Services is working to support displaced people and hungry school students, while calling for more humanitarian aid to help stabilize the country.   “Only last week, two CRS staff were stopped in Timbuktu while traveling by car, they were blindfolded and forced to kneel, and then all of their belongings were stolen,” Niek de Goeij, CRS country … [Read more...]

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Are Vatican officials involved in the Ashley Madison leak? Nope.

Vatican City, Aug 25, 2015 / 04:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Early this week, a leak of personal data from millions of users of Ashley Madison, a website designed to arrange extramarital affairs, wreaked havoc on and off the internet. At least two suicides have been reported in conjunction with the hack, and a series of privacy lawsuits are in the works, not to mention the rocked or devastated marriages. Shortly after the leak, several blogs also jumped on the fact that some of the e-mail … [Read more...]

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