EWTN News Nightly
Oct 20, 2014
Midterm Elections - Brian Patrick
(Maureen's segment begins at 22:30 mark.)
October 18, 2014
At the conclusion of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, Pope Francis addressed the assembled Fathers, thanking them for their efforts and encouraging them to continue to journey.
Below, please find Vatican Radio's provisional translation of Pope Francis' address to the Synod Fathers:
Dear Eminences, Beatitudes, Excellencies, Brothers and Sisters,
With a heart full of appreciation and gratitude I want to thank, along with you, the Lord who has accompanied and guided us in the past days, with the light of the Holy Spirit.
From the heart I thank Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, Secretary General of the Synod, Bishop Fabio Fabene, under-secretary, and with them I thank the Relators, Cardinal Peter Erdo, who has worked so much in these days of family mourning, and the Special Secretary Bishop Bruno Forte, the three President delegates, the transcribers, the consultors, the translators and the unknown workers, all those who have worked with true fidelity and total dedication behind the scenes and without rest. Thank you so much from the heart.
I thank all of you as well, dear Synod fathers, Fraternal Delegates, Auditors, and Assessors, for your active and fruitful participation. I will keep you in prayer asking the Lord to reward you with the abundance of His gifts of grace!
October 17, 2014
By Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie
The synod meeting in Rome, convened by Pope Francis on October 5, seeks ways to meet the pastoral needs of marriages and families.One objective of the summit, which runs for two weeks, is to find ways to better communicate the meaning of marriage, and its value.
I have been working on that myself for years, and I can attest to the difficulty.
I am a physician, and I teach sex-ed to hundreds of eighth graders every year. I like to think it’s the most vitally important class they’ll attend that year, and maybe the most important during their careers at school.
My husband says "Chastity Day," the morning program organized by our local archdiocese and attended by all the Catholic school eighth graders, is unattractively named. Certainly the term “chastity” is almost universally misunderstood, and causes hysterical titters in our middle school audience.
Real Clear Politics
October 10, 2014
By Ashley E. McGuire -
Arguably the most underreported incident of the 2014 midterm races thus far was John Foust’s sexist smear of his fellow congressional candidate in Virginia’s 10th District, Barbara Comstock.
Back in August, Foust said of his Republican opponent, “I don’t think she’s even had a real job.”
Let’s pause for a moment and just dwell on this remark.
First of all, if we assume that being a mother is not a job, just something a layabout woman does to occupy decades of her life, then the remark is still a plain lie. On Day One of his campaign, Foust no doubt got a briefing on the “real jobs” that Comstock has held throughout her career. Jobs such as being a senior staffer and adviser to the highly popular congressman, Frank Wolf, they are jockeying to replace, for starters.