Pope’s Message for World Mission Sunday 2018

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By Jim Fair Pope Francis on May 19, 2018, released his message for World Mission Sunday 2018, to be held October 21, 2018. The theme: “Together with young people, let us bring the Gospel to all”. “What leads me to speak to everyone through this conversation with you is the certainty that the Christian faith […]

Cuba: Pope Offers Condolences for Victims of Plane Crash

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By ZENIT Staff Pope Francis on May 19, 2018, offered his condolences and prayers for the victims and families of the May 18, 2018, plane crash in Cuba. More than 100 died when a jet crashed shortly after taking off from Havana’s international airport. The Pope’s condolences came in a telegram to the Archbishop of […]

Six Blesseds to be Canonized October 14, 2018

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By ZENIT Staff Six Blesseds will be canonized on October 14, 2018, Pope Francis declared on May 19, 2018, during an Ordinary Public Consistory for the Canonization of the Blesseds: – Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini), Supreme Pontiff; – Oscar Arnulfo Romero Galdámez, archbishop of San Salvador, martyr; – Francesco Spinelli, diocesan priest, founder of […]

How US churches are celebrating Mary, Mother of the Church

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Los Angeles, Calif., May 19, 2018 / 06:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- May 21 will mark the memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church, added to the Roman calendar this year by Pope Francis. The annual memorial is intended to foster Marian devotion among Catholics. Cardinal Robert Sarah, head of the Congregation for Divine Worship and […]

St John XXIII’s body to go on pilgrimage in his native land

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Bergamo, Italy, May 19, 2018 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The mortal remains of St. John XXIII will spend more than two weeks away from the Vatican on a “peregrination” to the northern Italian towns where he grew up and served as a priest, the Diocese of Bergamo stated. Exposed for veneration at an altar […]

St John XXIII’s body to go on pilgrimage in his native land

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Bergamo, Italy, May 19, 2018 / 07:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- St. John XXIII’s mortal remains will spend more than two weeks away from the Vatican on a “peregrination” to the northern Italian towns where he grew up and served as a priest, the Diocese of Bergamo stated. Read More: EWTN

Title X restrictions on Planned Parenthood a ‘major victory’

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Washington D.C., May 18, 2018 / 04:57 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pro-life advocates lauded a federal government proposal that aims to remove Title X funding from programs and facilities that promote and perform abortions. “For too long, Title X has been used to subsidize the abortion industry. We need to draw a bright line between what […]

How Meghan Markle’s Catholic school is celebrating the Royal Wedding

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Los Angeles, Calif., May 18, 2018 / 04:25 pm (CNA).- Flash mobs, sparkling lemonade, and video toasts to the happy couple are just some of the ways that a Catholic high school in California is celebrating their most popular alumna, soon-to-be royal Meghan Markle. An American actress best known for her role on the T.V. […]

Empty cradle, empty pews? What the low birth rate means for Catholics

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Washington D.C., May 18, 2018 / 04:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Demographic reports indicate that the U.S. birth rate is at a 40-year low, with significant declines among Hispanic women. That low birth rate could mean declining Mass attendance because couples with children are more likely to attend church, one demographer says. “It is the case […]

Their chapel caught fire, but Salesian sisters remain thankful

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Newark, N.J., May 18, 2018 / 03:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After a fire destroyed their chapel just days before Pentecost, a community of Salesian sisters expressed gratitude for the first responders who extinguished the flames and saved the church’s tabernacle. “Though our hearts are heavy, we are fortunate to be able to report that no […]