Cardinal Veglio: Church Must Defend Poor and Voiceless in Middle East

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Pope Francis met Cardinal Antonio Maria Vegliò, the President of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants, on Thursday to discuss the plight of those fleeing the Islamist violence in Iraq. Cardinal Vegliò told Vatican Radio the Pope said the Church must be at the forefront of efforts to defend the… …read more […]

American Priest: Pope Is Reaching Out to the Sick in Very Profound Way

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An American priest who ministers to the sick has called Pope Francis a “real pastor” who, through taking risks and reaching out, teaches priests “how to pastor better.” In an interview with ZENIT this week, Fr. Gerald Mahon, pastor of St. John the Evangelist in Minnesota, said “Jesus was always wanting to meet so… …read […]

Cool Heads Needed on Abortion-Breast Cancer Link

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A Mexican wave of moral indignation swept through the chattering class this month when the hypothesis was raised of a link between abortion and breast cancer. We heard, in shrill tones, that claims of such a link are “factually incorrect” (blogger Mia Freedman), “absurd” (Simon Breheny of the IPA) and even “an ins… …read more […]

Knights co-launch film on hope among Haiti’s young amputees

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New Haven, Conn., Aug 29, 2014 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Knights of Columbus partnered with Connecticut-based EVTV to produce a documentary on hope and healing of Haitian children injured in the catastrophic 2010 earthquake that rocked the country. The film, “Unbreakable: A Story of Hope and Healing in Haiti,” will be featured at […]

Catholic couple marks 25th wedding anniversary at Rimini Meeting

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Rimini, Italy, Aug 28, 2014 / 08:04 pm (CNA).- An Italian couple celebrating their 25th anniversary of marriage by volunteering at the Rimini Meeting, a major Catholic event, aimed to reflect the beauty of their faith and to thank God for their love. “I decided with my husband and my children to come here to […]

Australian conference seeks to strengthen parish life

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Sydney, Australia, Aug 28, 2014 / 06:25 pm (CNA).- A national New Evangelization conference in Australia last week worked to reinforce parishes as faith communities actively seeking to grow in discipleship. “It is essential for the parish to re-orient toward reaching those who are not active in the life of the Church,” said Fr. Michael […]

UN intervention against ISIS would fit Pope’s call, scholar suggests

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Front Royal, Va., Aug 28, 2014 / 05:48 pm (CNA).- The Pope’s support of international action against attacks by the Islamic State should be met with United Nations intervention, one Catholic professor said. “I think Pope Francis, in his own opinion, he clearly called for the United Nations to take the lead,” Christendom College history […]

Successful Okla. lawsuit could stop future black masses

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Oklahoma City, Okla., Aug 28, 2014 / 04:49 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A lawyer who helped recover a stolen Host that organizers of an Oklahoma City black mass intended to desecrate said that the Church’s legal victory could have far-reaching effects. “I don’t think we’re going to see Satanists doing this again, or they’ll going to […]

EWTN News Nightly – Tuesday — 8/26/2014

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Brian Patrick: : — Wyatt Goolsby reports on US surveillance in Syria. How do schools implement homeless students into the classroom? – Jason Calvi reports and we’re joined by U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)’s Kay Brown to discuss the homeless education program. Did you catch theEmmy Awards last night? We talk about the winners and […]

EWTN News Nightly – Wednesday — 8/27/2014

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Brian Patrick: : — An American is killed in Syria after joining Islamic militants – Wyatt Goolsby reports from The White House. Jason Calvi reports on the impact illegal immigration has even in communities far away from the border. As college football season kicks off, former sports broadcaster Tony Burke from Catholic Charities joins us […]