Marco Roncalli: I Will Tell You About My Uncle, The Saint

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Marco Roncalli was just a child when in his home the fragrance of sanctity was already breathed of his uncle-priest, Angelo Giuseppe, the future Pope John XXIII. It was a fragrance so imprinted on his spirit that it has marked his entire life. So much so that, after receiving his degree, he decided to dedicate […]

Maltese Parliament Passes Same-Sex Civil Unions Bill

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On Monday, the Maltese government legalized same-sex unions as well as adoption by homosexual couples. The unanimous vote is seen as a major cultural shift in social policy in a country where Catholicism is the state religion and 98% of the population identify themselves as Roman Catholic. While slightly less t… …read more Read More: […]

Pope Francis: weekly General Audience

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(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis held his weekly General Audience on Wednesday – the Wednesday of Holy Week or “Spy Wednesday” as it is called in many parts of the English-speaking world. The Gospel reading of the day recounts Judas’ betrayal of Jesus, which sets in motion the events of Christ’s Passion, Death and Resurrection. In […]

Pope Francis: Promulgation of Decrees

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(Vatican Radio) On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, Pope Francis received the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Card. Angelo D’Amato, SDB, and authorized the Congregation to promulgate the following decrees: – A miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Ludovico of Casoria (nee Archangelo Palmentieri), professed priest of the Order of Friars […]

Pope Francis: Promulgation of Decrees

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(Vatican Radio) On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, Pope Francis received the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Card. Angelo D’Amato, SDB, and authorized the Congregation to promulgate the following decrees: – A miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Ludovico of Casoria (nee Archangelo Palmentieri), professed priest of the Order of Friars […]

Vatican Secretary of State presides over Mass for modern day martyrs

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(Vatican Radio/l’Osservatore Romano) The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, presided at Mass Tuesday evening in commemoration of the many men and women killed for their witness to the faith in the world today. They are the modern day martyrs whose memory is honored each year by the Catholic community of St Egidio in […]

Social media changes are opportunity to evangelize, expert says

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Rome, Italy, Apr 15, 2014 / 04:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The internet and social media have caused major changes in human communication, but also create a “tremendous opportunity” for evangelization, a communications expert with the U.S. bishops has said. “The new social media built off of the internet and the web are really changing how […]

Head of Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church: God Has Not Forsaken His People

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The words Hosanna in the highest, sung during Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, hold special significance for the Ukrainian people during this time of crisis, said Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk during his homily on Palm Sunday. The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) added that as the crisis … …read more Read More: Zenit

Obama says Pope Francis is a reminder of human dignity

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Washington D.C., Apr 15, 2014 / 12:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Speaking at the 2014 Easter Prayer Breakfast at the White House, U.S. President Barack Obama reflected on his recent meeting with Pope Francis, whom he described as an inspiration. “I’ll tell you, I felt this spirit when I had the great honor of meeting His […]

Pope Francis Appoints 2 New African Bishops

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Pope Francis appointed Father Acquirino Francis Kibira as bishop of Kasese, Uganda. Kaesese is a city with a population of roughly 610,000, of whom approximately 292,100 are Catholic. It is served by some 40 priests and 65 religious. Acquirino Francis Kibira was born in Kigoto-Bulyansungwe, Uganda, in 1958, and w… …read more Read More: Zenit