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Why Catholic Teaching On Marriage Matters For Society

Trieste, Italy, Mar 2, 2017 / 02:52 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As Catholics continue to debate pastoral and doctrinal approaches to marriage, they should remember that the Catholic approach to marriage and the Eucharist has a direct impact on what the Church teaches about society as a whole, an expert...

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Marriage Prep Should Be More Than Just A Few Courses, Pope Tells Priests

Vatican City, Feb 25, 2017 / 05:18 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Saturday Pope Francis told a group of parish priests training on the new marriage annulment process to place strong emphasis on good preparation that isn’t limited to just a few courses, but extends even to the first few years after...

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How One Organization Hopes To Revolutionize Orphanages

Rome, Italy, Feb 17, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic Church puts a lot of effort into having excellent schools and hospitals, but what about its orphanages? For Caroline Boudreaux, conditions in orphanages are too often overlooked – something we all have the ability and opportunity...

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How The Church Supports Marriages – Every Step Of The Way

Washington D.C., Feb 14, 2017 / 03:36 am (CNA/EWTN News).- It’s Valentine’s Day, and in countries across the world, people are focused on love and marriage. But for the Catholic Church, the celebration of – and support for – marriage is not limited to one day, but all year round. “Marriage is...

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At Planned Parenthood, 'women's Health' Often Does Not Include Prenatal Care

Washington D.C., Jan 24, 2017 / 02:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Scalding new charges from a pro-life investigative group say that despite Planned Parenthood’s claims to be a premier women’s health care provider, the organization generally does not offer prenatal care. “Planned Parenthood says it’s...

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Maltese Bishops: Divorced-And-Remarried 'at Peace With God' May Receive Communion

Valletta, Malta, Jan 13, 2017 / 11:31 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As debate over Amoris laetitia continues to gain steam, the Maltese bishops have come out with a new set of pastoral guidelines allowing divorced-and-remarried persons in certain cases, after “honest discernment”, to receive...


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In Texas Legislature, Second Thoughts About 'no-Fault' Divorce

Austin, Texas, Jan 12, 2017 / 04:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Changes to divorce law are up for consideration in the Texas legislature, with supporters saying it is too easy to dissolve a civil marriage. “There needs to be some type of due process. There needs to be some kind of mechanism to where...

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How To Help Save Children’s Vision

Megan Webber noticed something strange. An odd white glow appeared in the left eye of her son Benjamin in many photos. “It wasn’t in every photo. It was so random, but often enough that it made me think,” said Webber. She wrote it off and kept it in the back of her mind, yet she often found...

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Redefining Marriage Doesn't Redefine Birth Certificates, Court Says

Little Rock, Ark., Dec 13, 2016 / 05:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Children’s birth certificates must be linked to biological parentage, the Arkansas Supreme Court has said in a ruling that involved the federal redefinition of marriage to recognize same-sex unions. “It does not violate equal...

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DC Mass Celebrates Gifts Of Those With Disabilities

Washington D.C., Nov 22, 2016 / 03:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The kingship of Christ is lived out through service to those in need, said the homilist at the annual Washington, D.C. Mass for those with special needs and those who care for them. “We must remember – Jesus reigns. He is a king who...

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Pope Tells Bishops To Have Compassion On Those With Failed Marriages

Vatican City, Nov 18, 2016 / 01:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On Friday Pope Francis stopped by a formation course for bishops on the new marriage nullity process, telling attendees that as bishops, and now as local judges in annulment cases, they must pursue the truth, but never exclude those whose...

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How To Fix Our Broken Sexual Culture, According To Archbishop Chaput

Baltimore, Md., Nov 16, 2016 / 05:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Infidelity, divorce, sexual violence, pornography, hook-up culture – all things that have both increased en masse in society over the last few decades, and have seared pain into the lives of individual men and women. So how do we even...

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Kids In A Time Of Climate Change – What's A Catholic To Do?

Washington D.C., Oct 27, 2016 / 03:31 am (CNA).- Travis Rieder and his wife Sadiye have one child. She wanted a big family, but he’s a philosopher who studies climate change with the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. One child of their own was all the world...

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Domestic Abuse: The Epidemic No One Is Talking About In Parishes

Washington D.C., Oct 24, 2016 / 03:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Domestic violence is a hidden epidemic that many clergy and laypersons are not properly trained to fight, says one priest who runs the country’s largest parish-based ministry to counter the problem. “When you start talking about it,...

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Pope Visits Young Children From Difficult Family Situations

Rome, Italy, Oct 14, 2016 / 10:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Friday Pope Francis visited with young children at the “SOS Village” in Rome, a community made up of homes for children who are in positions of family or social hardship, as recommended by social services. The Village, as it is called,...