Sacraments

Thumbnail marriage feast at cana gaetano gandolfi A bride and groom; The bride and groom

Two weeks ago, I had the great good pleasure of presiding at the wedding of my niece, Bryna. She has been, all her life, a lovely girl, full of joy...

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Thumbnail baptism on high seas credit catholic military chaplaincy cna Baptism at sea – refugee child born during boat rescue

Munich, Germany, Jul 20, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In the midst of her stressful overseas voyage to Europe, Vivian, a very pregnant...

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Thumbnail andyblack1 Better late than never: 88-year-old man is baptized with great-grandson

On May 22, 88-year-old Hacienda Heights resident Andy Black saved the best for last, or, it could be said, saved the first for last: he was...

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Thumbnail crucifix credit lucia ballester cna Bishop Paprocki explains Catholic teaching: Repentance is for everyone

Springfield, Ill., Jul 26, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A prominent media priest who criticized Bishop Thomas Paprocki’s restatement of norms...

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Thumbnail ring cna Bishops: Don't let the media guide Catholics on divorce

Edmonton, Canada, Sep 17, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Divorced Catholics who have remarried civilly are welcome to seek reconciliation with...

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Bogotá, Colombia, Oct 22, 2016 / 05:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- For two days this week, a shopping mall in Bogota, Colombia was transformed into a...

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Thumbnail chalice credit lauren cater cna 5 22 15 Denver's Archbishop Aquila restores sacraments to original order

In an unprecedented change for an archdiocese, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver announced that the Sacraments of Initiation – Baptism,...

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Thumbnail lionel messi credit moonisblack shutterstock cna Despite rumors, soccer superstar not denied Catholic wedding

Lima, Peru, Jun 30, 2017 / 05:05 pm (CNA).- An Argentine diocesan official has clarified that the local archbishop did not deny a sacramental...

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Thumbnail 20150405cnsph057 Do you celebrate the day of your baptism? Pope Francis asks

In his Sunday Angelus remarks Pope Francis stressed the importance of both knowing and celebrating the day of our baptism, since it is through the...

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Thumbnail early church Do you want to know a secret?: The truth about Easter season in the early Church

If this were the year 200 or 300 A.D., we would, right now, be in the middle of the feast of Pentecost. In modern times (and actually since the...

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Thumbnail marriage couple holding hands credit scribbletaylor via flickr cc by nc 20 cna 11 19 14 For Bishop Olmsted, Pope Francis shows continuity on marriage

Phoenix, Ariz., Sep 23, 2016 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has not changed Catholic practice on Holy Communion for the divorced and...

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Thumbnail pope francis meets with german bishops during their ad limina visit vatican city nov 20 2015 credit losservatore romano cna 11 20 15 German bishops say the divorced-and-remarried may receive Communion

Cologne, Germany, Feb 1, 2017 / 11:29 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The German bishops have published their own guidelines on Amoris laetitia allowing, in...

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Thumbnail chalice credit lauren cater cna 5 22 15 Gluten and Communion: What's a celiac to do?

Vatican City, Jul 11, 2017 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The norms regarding gluten and Communion hosts that went viral this weekend are nothing new...

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In his weekly general audience Pope Francis continued his catechesis on the Sacraments, devoting today’s discourse to those who receive Holy...

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Thumbnail wedding couple credit tymonk galyna via wwwshutterstockcom cna 10 26 15 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...

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Thumbnail erbil edited Iraqi refugee children make First Communion in Erbil camp

On Friday, the first of three rounds of displaced Iraqi children made their First Communion in a refugee camp in Erbil, providing a silver lining...

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Thumbnail family tree research credit ed phillips shutterstock cna Looking for family history? Boston archdiocese is digitizing Catholic records

Boston, Mass., Jan 12, 2017 / 03:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- If you've been wanting to learn more about your family tree, a new online database is...

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Thumbnail newly married couples meet pope francis in st peters square on sept 9 2015 credit losservatore romano cna 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...

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