WMAL Interview - RAYMOND ARROYO - 03.30.18
INTERVIEW - RAYMOND ARROYO -- news director and lead anchor of EWTN News, New York Times Best Selling author
• Reflections on Good Friday and thoughts about Holy Week and Easter
• Vatican tamps down report that Pope Francis denies existence of hell. (Fox News) -- The Vatican on Thursday worked to set the record straight on whether Pope Francis denied the existence of hell in an interview with a well-known Italian journalist. The controversy started when 93-year-old journalist Eugenio Scalfari, the founder of La Repubblica newspaper, publisheda report that he asked Francis where “bad souls” end up going, USA Today reported. Francis’ reply, according to the journalist, was that those who repent could be forgiven but those who do not, “disappear.” The article, which ran on March 29, reported that Francis said “hell does not exist.”
• Ice Cream Chain Gets Backlash from Christians Over 'Highly Offensive' and 'Blasphemous' Name (People) -- Petitions are calling for Toronto-based chain Sweet Jesus to change their name and “remove their antichrist imagery immediately.” One petition on Change.org says the shop’s name alone is a “mockery of taking the Lord’s name in vain” and calls their imagery—specifically the shop’s use of upside-down crosses on their cups—”highly offensive toward Christians.” Supporters of the petition sounded off in the comments. Some called for the shop to be shut down, and others argued that if they were to name the shop after any other religion, such as “Sweet Allah,” it would be considered offensive.