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Saints John Fisher and Thomas More: Following God’s law above all else

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London, England, Jun 22, 2018 / 03:01 am (CNA).- The feast of Saints John Fisher and Thomas More is observed as an optional memorial June 22. So that our readers don’t have to fish for more information, CNA has compiled a question-and-answer lowdown on their lives and legacies: Who was St. Thomas More? St. Thomas […]

Study finds mounting global restrictions on religion

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Washington D.C., Jun 22, 2018 / 12:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Government restrictions on religion continued to rise across the globe in 2016, according to a recently released Pew study, which linked the stifling of religion to nationalist parties and organizations. “This marks the second year in a row of increases in the overall level of […]

Farm bill with SNAP restrictions passes narrowly in House

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Washington D.C., Jun 21, 2018 / 04:59 pm (CNA).- On Thursday evening, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the 2018 farm bill, H.R. 2, which included controversial changes to food assistance programs that Catholic leaders had voiced concern over. The Farm Bill is the main agricultural and food policy guide for the country. It provides […]

The Catholic Church’s long history of resettling refugees in the US

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Washington D.C., Jun 21, 2018 / 04:26 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic Church has resettled nearly one-third of all refugees received by the United States since 1980 through a public-private partnership with a high rate of successful integration of refugees into society, according to a report released in June 2018. The Center for Migration Studies […]

Church in Mexico releases security protocols to prevent crime

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Mexico City, Mexico, Jun 21, 2018 / 04:14 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As increased levels of violence in Mexico continue, the Mexican Bishops Conference has published a protocol guide to help prevent crimes against priests, religious and faithful in the country. The protocols are not intended to hinder “the pastoral activity of bishops, nuns and lay […]

World Health Organization no longers consider transgenderism a disorder

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Geneva, Switzerland, Jun 21, 2018 / 01:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On Monday, the World Health Organization reported it would no longer designate transgenderism as a mental health disorder in its updated classification of diseases. “It was taken out from mental health disorders because we had [a] better understanding that this was not actually a mental […]

Pope Francis: The Our Father is a spiritual roadmap

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Geneva, Switzerland, Jun 21, 2018 / 11:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Lord’s Prayer is the prayer of the Church, confirming a person’s identity as a beloved child of God, and reminding Catholics of the responsibility owed toward their brothers and sisters in Christ, Pope Francis said Thursday. “‘Our Father’: these two simple words offer us […]

Pope Francis: The Our Father is a spiritual roadmap

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Geneva, Switzerland, Jun 21, 2018 / 12:13 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Lord’s Prayer is the prayer of the Church, confirming a person’s identity as a beloved child of God, and reminding Catholics of the responsibility owed toward their brothers and sisters in Christ, Pope Francis said Thursday. Read More: EWTN

The Pope’s Homily at Mass in Geneva (Full Text)

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By ZENIT Staff Pope Francis celebrated Mass on June 21, 2018, at the Geneva Palexpo, the last major event of his one-day ecumenical pilgrimage to Geneva to mark the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the WCC. Following is the text of his homily, provided by the Vatican: Father, bread, forgiveness. Three words that the […]