Pope’s Address to the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches

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By ZENIT Your Eminences, Your Excellencies, Dear Brothers in Christ, With great joy I welcome you, the members of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches. Through you, I offer fraternal greetings to my venerable brothers, the heads of t… Read More: Zenit

Missionary: Boko Haram behind attacks on churches, religious in Niger

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Niamey, Niger, Jan 30, 2015 / 04:01 am (Aid to the Church in Need).- Boko Haram is determined to take its jihadist campaign beyond Nigeria. Its next targets include Niger, where, as reported in an email message from a woman religious working as a missionary in the country, the group has proclaimed that “Christians must […]

Pope’s Morning Homily: Memory and Hope Preserves Salvation

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By Junno Arocho Esteves In his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning, Pope Francis called on the faithful to never forget the memory of their first love, Christ, in order to not become lukewarm Christians. The first reading of today continued from St. Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews, in which he invites Christians to […]

Pope Sends Condolences to Victims of Gas Tanker Explosion in Mexico

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By Junno Arocho Esteves Pope Francis expressed his condolences to victims of a tragic gas truck explosion that took place in front of the Cuajimalpa Maternal Hospital in Mexico City. The blast occurred on the morning of Thursday when a tanker truck began to leak. The workers of the truck tried frantically to repair the […]

Ghana priests shift focus to marriage prep, youth formation

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Accra, Ghana, Jan 30, 2015 / 02:21 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A national gathering of hundreds of priests in Ghana have resolved to become more involved with their parishioners through marriage preparation, family counseling, and educational youth formation. “As priests, we promise to continually update our knowledge and educate ourselves on marriage and family issues, to […]

Mexico: Pope Francis’ prayers for maternity hospital

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(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has called for prayers in the wake of a deadly gas explosion at a maternity hospital in the Cuajimalpa section of Mexico City. Appearing on the Holy Father’s Spanish-language twitter account shortly after news of the incident broke, the message says: “Let us pray for the victims of the explosion at […]

Burma’s Bibles: encouraging love of Scripture among the laity

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Yangon, Burma, Jan 29, 2015 / 06:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Church in Burma is engaged in a series of biblical seminars to aid in catechesis and in drawing the laity to read and appreciate Sacred Scripture, heeding the call of the Second Vatican Council. “Our vision is that Catholic faithful become the disciples of […]

Assisted living centers defeat HHS mandate in court

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Denver, Colo., Jan 29, 2015 / 04:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A federal court has permanently barred the Obama administration from enforcing the federal contraception mandate against the group of Evangelical-owned senior citizen and assisted living centers. “All Americans should oppose unjust laws that allow the government to force people to surrender their constitutionally protected freedom […]

Does Francis like being Pope? A behind-the-scenes chat in the Philippines

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Manila, Philippines, Jan 29, 2015 / 03:12 pm (CNA).- During his pastoral visit to the Philippines Jan. 15-19, Pope Francis held an unscheduled meeting at the Apostolic Nunciature in Manila with 40 Jesuit priests and told them how it feels to be the Successor of Peter. After the meeting with families at the Asia Arena […]

EWTN Live — 1/28/2015

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By EWTN, Global Catholic Television Network Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ w/ ANGELA RECKART AND ERIN ALDRICH: : — Fr. Mitch welcomes guests from Opus Dei which provides spiritual formation aimed at helping people develop their spiritual life and sanctify their work. Read More: EWTN PodCasts