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Knights Of Columbus Leader Talks Pope Francis, Trump In New Interview

Bridgeport, Conn., May 23, 2017 / 12:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The leader of the nearly 2 million-member Knights of Columbus recently spoke about the importance of his group's fidelity to Pope Francis, as well as his hopes for a successful upcoming meeting between the Roman Pontiff and U.S....

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Pope Francis' Newest Cardinals Show A Global Church

Vatican City, May 22, 2017 / 03:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Only seven months after Pope Francis’ last consistory, he will create five new cardinals in June. He continues a pattern of finding cardinals at the peripheries of the world, from dioceses which have not traditionally had a cardinal. The...

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Always Act With Gentleness And Respect, Pope Francis Says

Vatican City, May 21, 2017 / 11:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During a visit to a Roman parish Sunday, Pope Francis repeated his frequent condemnation of gossip, telling the congregation instead to always treat others with gentleness and respect, as the Holy Spirit does. “The language of Christians who...

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How The 'Mini Pope' Moved The Hearts Of Pilgrims At Fatima

Fatima, Portugal, May 21, 2017 / 03:02 am (CNA).- The photo of a baby dressed up as the pope at the Fatima Shrine rocked social media during Pope Francis' pilgrimage to Portugal for the centenary of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary. But what many do not know is the moving story behind this...

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Pope Francis Announces New June 28 Consistory

Vatican City, May 21, 2017 / 04:56 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During his Regina Coeli address Sunday, Pope Francis announced to pilgrims that he will be holding a June 28 consistory to create 5 new cardinals he said represent the “catholicity” of the Church. “Brothers and sisters, I wish to announce...

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Pope Francis: Church Teaching Helps Us Avoid Harm Of Ideology

Vatican City, May 19, 2017 / 11:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis warned that ideologues sow confusion and division in the Church in the name of false clarity, rather than relying on the Pope, the bishops, and Church councils inspired by the Holy Spirit. “We are human, we are sinners,” he...

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Liturgy: Sacraments Of Mission — We’re All In This Together!

Among our seven designated Catholic sacraments, in the past two articles we have examined the role of the assembly in the Sacraments of Initiation —Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist — and in the Sacraments of Healing — pastoral care of the sick: anointing and viaticum, and penance. The...

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In Surprise 'mercy Friday' Visit, Pope Francis Blesses Homes Of Rome's Poor

Ostia, Italy, May 19, 2017 / 10:39 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Friday Pope Francis made a Year-of-Mercy style visit to a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Rome, blessing the houses of a dozen people, as parish priests do every year during the Easter season. According to a May 19 Vatican...

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Mazel Tov

Whatever expertise I have on Jewish culture is probably the result of watching Mel Brooks and Marx Brothers movies. But while I am no specialist when it comes to the study of Judaism, I am an expert on my own opinion and my own feelings, which, this past weekend, were fine-tuned for me thanks to...

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The Interior Life: How To Be One Through Contemplative Prayer

In 1941, Thomas Merton wrote “My Argument with the Gestapo,” a novel featuring himself as the protagonist wandering in a bombed-out London. The novel finds young Merton asking himself what his place was in a world of chaos and tumult. Seeking the answer, Merton entered the Trappist Abbey of...

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Venerable Stanley Rother's Remains Re-Interred Ahead Of Beatification

Oklahoma City, Okla., May 18, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The remains of Venerable Stanley Rother were exhumed last week and moved to a chapel in Oklahoma City in preparation for the beatification Mass of the first US-born martyr. “The witness of Father Rother’s life and death has been a...

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Pope Points To Mary Magdalene As An Apostle Of Hope

Vatican City, May 17, 2017 / 03:36 am (CNA/EWTN News).- By calling Mary Magdalene by name after his resurrection, Jesus shows us just how personal his relationship with mankind is, Pope Francis said Wednesday, adding that after this intimate encounter, Mary then becomes an apostle of hope for the...

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Pope Francis: True Peace Comes Through The Cross

Vatican City, May 16, 2017 / 01:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Only God can give true peace amid tribulations, Pope Francis said in his May 16 homily at his Casa Santa Marta residence in the Vatican. “A peace without a cross is not the peace of Jesus,” the Pope said. “The world teaches us the way to...

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Sign Of Hope In Syria – Aleppo Consecrated To Our Lady Of Fatima

Aleppo, Syria, May 17, 2017 / 12:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Still reeling from the Syrian civil war, the city of Aleppo saw a ray of hope this weekend with a consecration to Our Lady of Fatima on May 13. The Mass of Consecration took place in Saint Francis of Assisi Roman Rite Cathedral, which is...

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What Cardinal O’Malley Thinks We Can All Learn From Fatima

Fatima, Portugal, May 15, 2017 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston said that this weekend’s celebrations for the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima can teach us all about the universal call to holiness and conversion. “I've always had a great devotion to Our Lady...