Will Pope Francis’ visit to Europe’s parliament bolster family issues?

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Brussels, Belgium, Nov 22, 2014 / 06:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Awaiting the Pope’s visit to Strasbourg next week, an official of the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe says she hopes Francis will insist on family issues, as they are crucial to fulfilling Europe’s dream of peace. “If you want peace, then defend the […]

Pope: Break down isolation, stigma of Autism

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(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis says we need to “break down the isolation and stigma that burden” people living with autism spectrum disorders. The Pope was speaking to participants at a three-day conference sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Health Care titled The Person with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Animating Hope. 650 experts from 57 countries […]

Pope: all Christians called to be missionaries, ‘not just the few’

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(Vatican Radio) All Christians and “not just the few” are called to intensify their missionary spirit and go out to proclaim the joy of the Gospel, said Pope Francis.He issued the call on Saturday in speaking at the Vatican to a group of more than 700 participants in Italy’s National Missionary Congress, which was organized […]

Pope Francis: speech to New Movements conference participants

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(Radio Vaticana) Pope Francis received the participants in the III World Congress of Ecclesial Movements and New Communities on Saturday morning in the Vatican. With the guidance of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, over three hundred people from all around the world, representing the groups and communities founded in the wake of the II […]

Migration congress calls for just policies, better conditions for migrants

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(Vatican Radio) The Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People issued a message on Friday at the end of their Seventh World Congress for the Pastoral Care of Migrants, held at the Vatican, from 17 to 21 November. The final message says congress participants “encourage all actors, including civil society and […]

Catholics on immigration order: more reform needed

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Washington D.C., Nov 21, 2014 / 03:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration was met with both praise and concern from Catholic groups, who emphasized that more must be done to find long-term solutions for a broken immigration system. “I am happy that some temporary relief is being offered to help […]

EWTN News Nightly – Thursday — 11/20/2014

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By EWTN, Global Catholic Television Network Brian Patrick: : — We speak with National Employment Law Project’s Judy Conti about the impact of immigration reform ahead of President Barack Obama’s announcement tonight.. We speak with Catholic Voices’ Austen Ivereigh about his take about the Rome conference on men and women. Tonight, Covenant House International is […]

Open Line – Friday — 11/21/2014

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By EWTN, Global Catholic Television Network Colin Donavan: : — Is God the Father equal in dignity with Jesus the Son? I mean, Jesus himself said the Father is greater than Him. Well, what if someone hit you point blank with this question? Listen here as Open Line Friday host Colin Donovan tackles this and […]

Open Line – Thursday — 11/20/2014

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By EWTN, Global Catholic Television Network Fr. Larry Richards: : — On today’s show, Fr Larry helps a caller with evangelization to his non-Catholic girlfriend. Also, Fr Larry talks about the Catholic view of heaven, and discussed speaking in tongues. Tune in for these and other topics on EWTN’s Open Line Thursday! Read More: EWTN […]