Washington D.C., Mar 7, 2014 / 03:13 pm (CNA).- A Catholic bishop and a Baptist pastor urged members of the U.S. Senate to address the “dire situation” facing Christians in the Middle East, proposing a special religious freedom envoy to the region. Increased “religious hostilities” around the world, “but particularly in the Middle East” leads Bishop Richard […]
Washington D.C., Mar 7, 2014 / 12:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- American bishops will gather in Arizona at the end of March to tour the U.S.-Mexico border and offer a Mass in memory of migrant persons who have died trying to gain entry into the United States. “We exhibit our own indifference when we minimize or ignore this suffering and death, as if these people a […]
Chicago, Ill., Mar 7, 2014 / 11:13 am (CNA).- Cardinal Francis George of Chicago told his archdiocese that Lent finds him in “poor health” as cancer in his right kidney that was dormant for over a year is “showing signs of new activity.” “While I am not experiencing symptoms of cancer at this time, this is a difficult form of the disease, and it will most pr […]
Philadelphia, Pa., Mar 7, 2014 / 10:21 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has said he has “great confidence” that Pope Francis will attend the World Meeting of Families, to be held in the city in September 2015. The archbishop said March 7 a Pennsylvania delegation will visit the Vatican and meet with Pope Francis to share the “gr […]
Orlando, Fla., Mar 7, 2014 / 02:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Less than a year after the Boy Scouts lifted its ban on openly homosexual members, the Walt Disney Company has cut the scouting organization from an employee donation program because it does not allow openly gay scout leaders. On Feb. 28, the company said employees may no longer donate to the scouts thr […]
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