Want Catholics back in church? Reflect Jesus, Denver’s new bishop says

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Denver, Colo., Aug 25, 2016 / 03:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Father Jorge Rodriguez, the next auxiliary bishop of Denver, believes there is a way to help lapsed Catholics return to church. “Sometimes we go far away, but Jesus is always the one who attracts to our pews,” Bishop-designate Rodriguez said Aug. 25. “Inasmuch as we […]

Two nuns found murdered at their home in Mississippi

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Jackson, Miss., Aug 25, 2016 / 03:14 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Two religious sisters were found murdered in their Mississippi home today, according to police. The sisters, both nurse practitioners, were scheduled to work at Lexington Medical Clinic but never came to work this morning, prompting their co-workers to call the police. According to a statement […]

Head of Mother Teresa’s order: she was like ‘a mother to me’

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Rome, Italy, Aug 25, 2016 / 12:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- For Sr. Mary Prema Pierick, Mother Teresa’s impact did not come from her outward appearance, but from a personal encounter with the woman’s unconditional and mother-like love and acceptance. According to the Missionary of Charity, Mother Teresa’s greatness defied her short stature, residing “inside” her. […]

Pope Sends Vatican Firefighters, Police to Quake Sites

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By ZENIT Staff Pope Francis is sending some of the Vatican’s own relief workers and first responders to the earthquake victims of Italy, particularly those of the town of Amatrice, which was completely destroyed in Wednesday’s quakes and aftershocks. The death toll from the quakes is over 250. A statement from the Holy See Press […]

Leader of US Bishops Calls for Collection for Louisiana Flood Victims

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By ZENIT Staff U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) president, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, has called for an emergency collection to assist victims of the recent flooding in Louisiana. He also issued a statement of solidarity with the victims and invited Catholics to generously help those in need. The collection funds will […]

US Bishops, Iranian Religious Leaders Call for Culture of Tolerance, Dialogue

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By ZENIT Staff A joint declaration issued Wednesday by U.S. Catholic bishops and Iranian religious leaders calls for developing a culture of encounter, tolerance, dialogue, and peace that respects the religious traditions of others. The leaders regard the development and use of weapons of mass destruction and acts of terrorism as “immoral.” The declaration was […]

US Bishops Ask Faithful to Pray Rosary for Victims of Italian Quake

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By ZENIT Staff Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), invited all Catholics to unite in prayers with Pope Francis for the victims of the earthquakes in Italy and for those suffering due to natural disasters. The death toll today was already over 250 people. On […]

Auxiliary Named for Archdiocese of Denver

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By ZENIT Staff Pope Francis has named Father Jorge Rodriguez-Novelo, a priest of the Archdiocese of Denver, as an auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese. Father Rodriguez-Novelo, 61, currently serves as pastor of Holy Cross Church in Thornton and as a faculty member of St. John Vianney Seminary in Denver, Colorado. The appointment was publicized in […]

Pope’s Conversation With Jesuits During His Trip to Poland

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By ZENIT Staff Fr. Thomas Rosica, assistant to the Vatican press office, has provided this working translation of the full Italian conversation of Pope Francis and a Jesuit group in Poland, found in today’s edition of La Civiltà Cattolica review found at: http://www.laciviltacattolica.it During his Apostolic Trip in Poland on the occasion of the 31st […]

St. Louis priest falsely accused by anti-sex abuse group

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St. Louis, Mo., Aug 25, 2016 / 10:25 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A group for clergy sex abuse victims made false statements “negligently and with reckless disregard for the truth” against a St. Louis priest to try to convict him on abuse charges, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Carol E. Jackson said that […]