HHS mandate loses again: Supreme Court order protects Pennsylvania Catholic groups

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Washington D.C., Apr 18, 2015 / 04:25 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. Supreme Court has continued its trend of decisions stopping enforcement of a federal contraception mandate against religious employers with moral objections. On April 15, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito issued an order barring the federal government from enforcing the mandate against Catholic Charities […]

Ankawa bomb attack strikes unease in refugees with nowhere else to go

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Erbil, Iraq, Apr 18, 2015 / 02:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A car bomb explosion in front of the American consulate in what is considered the safest city in Iraq has left many unnerved and anxious, praying that nothing else will penetrate the stronghold. “Certainly, everyone will be very concerned about this situation. We hope nothing […]

Pope Francis sends his condolences on the death of Cardinal George

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(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a telegramme of concolence on the death of Cardinal Francis George who has died at the age of 78. Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin also sent his sympathies on hearing the news. Below please find the telegramme of Pope Francis. To the Most Reverend Blase Cupich Archbishop […]

Holy See to UN: Christians and religious minorities are pleading for action

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In an address at a UN Conference on the theme: “The Persecution of Christians Globally: A Threat to International Peace and Security”, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Representative of the Holy See to the United Nations, urged the international community to act in protecting Christians and religious minorities in the Middle East. The following is the […]

Pope Francis: ‘Human Trafficking is A Plague on Humanity’

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Pope Francis met this afternoon with the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences who are in Rome for their plenary session to discuss ways to combat human trafficking. Listen to Junno Arocho’s report: Following a greeting by the Academy’s President, Margaret Archer, the Pope welcomed the members and expressed his gratitude for their work in finding […]

Pope Francis: religion should not be confined to ‘personal conscience’

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(Vatican Radio) The orderly development of “a civil, pluralistic society requires” that the “authentic spirit of religion” not be “confined” to “personal conscience but that its significant role in the construction of society is recognized,” said Pope Francis in his remarks to the Italian president. Listen to the report by Laura Ieraci: Pope Francis met […]

Cardinal Francis George dies at 78

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(Vatican Radio) Cardinal Francis George, archbishop emeritus of Chicago, died Friday at his residence, after a long battle with cancer. The cardinal was 78 years old. In a statement, the Archbishop of Chicago, Blaise Cupich, described Cardinal George as a man of “peace, tenacity, and courage” who in his ministry always chose the “Church over […]

Women of Grace, Radio – 04/16/2015 – Johnette Benkovic – Life and then some

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By EWTN, Global Catholic Television Network Johnette Benkovic: : — Listener Dominic is having struggles and hes calling the right place to get help. Hostess Johnnette Benkovic takes him by the hand, prays with him and suggests some steps that will also brighten your life. When you hear caller Sheila, you will notice her sufferings […]