Rethinking her death, Brittany Maynard praised for seeing life’s value

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Denver, Colo., Oct 30, 2014 / 05:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As a 29 year-old woman with terminal brain cancer reconsiders her resolve to end her life, one scholar says the change of heart indicates a more mature level of thinking. “That’s advanced thinking, that’s higher order thinking – when you can let go of the […]

How one cardinal proposes to correct ignorance of marriage’s nature

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Washington D.C., Oct 30, 2014 / 03:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- According to the Archbishop of Washington, the recent Synod on the Family worked to address the challenge that many young people today don’t fully understand the nature of marriage. “There were a good number of us within the synod who felt, given the heavily secular […]

Vatican astronomer yawns at frenzy over Pope’s Big Bang words

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Rome, Italy, Oct 30, 2014 / 03:26 pm (Aid to the Church in Need).- A leading Vatican astronomer said that although some see Pope Francis’ recent words on the Big Bang as signifying a change in the Church’s stance on the issue, the pontiff in fact said nothing new. “It is important to emphasize that […]

Women of Grace, Radio – Wednesday — 10/29/2014

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By EWTN, Global Catholic Television Network Johnette Benkovic: : — Steve calls in with questions about the recent extraordinary Synod on the Family at the Vatican. Hostess Johnnette Benkovic explains Steve’s concerns. Reporter Mary Jo Anderson happened to be listening to the show and calls in to add her first-person account. She was in the […]

Called to Communion – Wednesday — 10/29/2014

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By EWTN, Global Catholic Television Network Dr. David Anders: : — On today’s show, Dr David Anders explains Gnosticism to a caller whose husband has been interested in it. Also, Dr Anders talks with a Mormon caller who is exploring his faith, and interested in the Catholic Church. Tune in for these and many other […]

Called to Communion – Thursday — 10/30/2014

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By EWTN, Global Catholic Television Network Dr. David Anders: : — Dr Anders discussed the difference in communion at Baptist and Catholic Churches. Also, Dr Anders talks about infant baptism, indulgences, and explains the difference in All Saints and All Souls Day. Tune in for this and more on EWTN’s Called to Communion! Read More: […]

Women of Grace, Radio – Thursday — 10/30/2014

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By EWTN, Global Catholic Television Network Elena Rodríguez w/ Sue Brinkman: : — “Pick a number… any number.” Sounds entertaining and pretty innocent, right? Well, what you hear today on Women of Grace may shock you, but it will empower you. Elena Rodríguez sits in for Johnnette Benkovic to talk to staff researcher and journalist […]

Synod14: Official English Translation of Synod’s Final Document

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By ZENIT Here is the Vatican translation of the final document of the synod of bishops on the family. To see the tally of synod fathers’ votes on each paragraph, see the original link here. * * * Synod14 – “Relatio Synodi” of the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops: “Pastoral Challenges […]

Pope Francis to Ecumenical Group: Don’t Wait for Theologians

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By ZENIT Pope Francis is telling those committed to Christian unity that they should pray and work together now, and not wait for theologians to reach agreement. Vatican Radio reported that the Pope said this during an Oct. 10 private meeting with the Ark Community, which was founded by his late friend, Tony Palmer. Pa… […]