On May 22, the Church celebrates the feast day of St. Rita of Cascia, who the late John Paul II called â€œa disciple of the Crucified Oneâ€� and an â€œexpert in suffering.â€�Known in Spain as â€œLa Santa de los impossibilesâ€� (the saint of the impossible), St. Rita has become immensely popular throughout the centuries. She is invoked by people in all situat […]
Greenville, S.C., May 22, 2013 / 04:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Editor and author Joseph Pearce's new work, “Shakespeare on Love,” sees the Catholic presence in “Romeo and Juliet” and corrects popular interpretations of the play, which see the pair only as victims. “If we're not prepared to treat it as a cautionary tale, with Romeo and Juliet being in […]
New Orleans, La., May 22, 2013 / 02:03 am (CNA).- The International Alliance of Catholic Knights has named as its deputy president F. DeKarlos Blackmon, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Peter Claver. Blackmon, 36, said he will use his new role to deepen the faith of alliance members and all Catholics while encouraging “active and generous participation in th […]
Washington D.C., May 22, 2013 / 12:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a move that could have national consequences for prayer in public life, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a federal case challenging the constitutionality of opening prayers at the town council meetings of Greece, New York. “It is perfectly constitutional to allow community members to ask […]
Washington D.C., May 21, 2013 / 05:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Following a devastating tornado in Oklahoma on May 20, Church leaders and national figures from the offered their prayers and condolences for those affected by the disaster. “The experience of loss of family members, homes, neighborhoods, and even the local hospital, shows a devastation that impels […]
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