Is the Catholic Church anti-woman? Two feminist scholars debate

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Boulder, Colo., Feb 26, 2017 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- For Erika Bachiochi, the Catholic Church has been able to offer a genuine pro-woman theology which not only safeguards and protects her stance as a feminist, but also enhances her ability to be strong in all aspects of her life. Dr. Mary Anne Case would […]

Rome’s Anglican pastor: Papal visit an exciting, but normal, step

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Rome, Italy, Feb 25, 2017 / 03:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis will tomorrow become the first Roman Pontiff to set foot in an Anglican parish in Rome, marking a symbolic act the church’s pastor said is hugely significant, yet surprisingly normal for two communities that are close to one another. “Personally, as a parish […]

Are MidEast youth are losing the virtue of hope?

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Beirut, Lebanon, Feb 25, 2017 / 12:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Syriac-Catholic Patriarch Ignatius Joseph III Younan has said that the number of youth wanting to leave the Middle East is a major concern, and stressed that if local Christians are going to stay, political agendas must be set aside. “We hope that peace, reconciliation and […]

Pope to bless Bethlehem icon at All Saints Anglican Church

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(Vatican Radio) The blessing of a newly commissioned icon of Christ the Saviour sets the stage for Pope Francis’ historic visit to the Anglican Church of All Saints on Sunday. It’s the first time a pope has ever visited an Anglican place of worship in his diocese of Rome and it comes as the centerpiece […]

Pope: Parish priests called to support married couples

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On Saturday morning in the Vatican, Pope Francis met with parish priests participating in a training course dealing with annulment procedures and other legal issues surrounding marriage. The course was organized by the Roman Rota, the highest appellate tribunal of the Church. Listen to the report: Referring to the proposals of the Synod of Bishops […]

Pope Francis: A society that excludes not worthy of mankind

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(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Saturday encouraged the Comunità di Capodarco in its work to help the disabled and marginalized people of society. The community was founded in 1966 in the Capodarco neighborhood of the eastern Italian city of Fermo. Listen to the report by Charles Collins: Its main activity is organizing services for the […]

Pope to French volunteers: promote a culture of mercy

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(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis received in audience on Saturday the French voluntary service agency, “the Catholic Delegation for Cooperation”, which is marking the 50th anniversary of its foundation. Listen to Lydia O’Kane’s report: The Catholic Delegation for Cooperation is the international voluntary service agency run by the Church in France and has volunteers on missions […]

Cincinnati Catholics hope to give Church a megaphone on racial, social problems

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Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb 25, 2017 / 04:15 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics in Cincinnati are hoping that an upcoming meeting of bishops and leaders will give the local Church a much stronger voice to address issues of racism and violence. “It is a blessing for this archdiocese, through the archbishop, to embrace addressing racism, the pervasive […]

Archbishop Chaput and his new book are coming to NYC, DC

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Philadelphia, Pa., Feb 24, 2017 / 04:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Philadelphia’s Archbishop Charles Chaput will present his latest book in New York City and Washington, D.C. in the near future, discussing the changed situation for Catholicism in America. “As Christians, we’re offering a salvific message in a therapeutic culture. It’s a tough sale,” the archbishop […]

Supreme Court hears case of Mexican teen shot at border

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Washington D.C., Feb 24, 2017 / 04:25 pm (CNA).- The Supreme Court this week heard oral arguments in the case of a Mexican teen shot dead by a border patrol agent. But when it comes to legal standing in the case, the situation is far from clear. “This is a difficult case, as its facts […]