Virgin of Guadalupe visits women in LA jail

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Los Angeles, Calif., Dec 2, 2016 / 12:42 am (CNA).- The image of the Virgin of Guadalupe made its way through the narrow halls of the Century Regional Women Detention Facility in Lynwood, California on Sunday, Nov. 27. Stopping at several two-tier cells at the facility’s east and west towers, Gonzalo de Vivero, director of […]

Christmastime in New Orleans: a holiday celebration unlike any other

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New Orleans, La., Dec 1, 2016 / 05:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- When most people think of New Orleans, they think of Mardi Gras. The raucous parades, elaborate masks, and colorful beads associated with the Carnival season are largely synonymous with the southern Louisiana city. But to Raymond Arroyo, host of EWTN’s The World Over, the […]

Terrorist threats may suspend Masses in Philippines capital

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Manila, Philippines, Dec 1, 2016 / 02:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An uptick in terrorist activity may cause Masses and other liturgical celebrations to be suspended in the capital city of Manila, Philippines, the country’s bishop’s conference has announced. “The church, for practical purposes, will be more than willing to suspend any liturgical activity if there […]

This lone Jesus statue survived the Tennessee wildfires

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Dec 1, 2016 / 11:44 am (CNA).- As devastating wildfires continue to burn in East Tennessee, a startling discovery was made. On Thursday, CNN said that one of its affiliate reporters had found a statue of Jesus in the remains of a burnt-down house in Sevier County. The statue was the only thing […]

Pro-life Dems disappointed by Pelosi’s re-election as House minority leader

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Washington D.C., Dec 1, 2016 / 11:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pro-life leaders have expressed their dissatisfaction as House Democrats re-elected pro-abortion Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as the House Minority Leader. “We have been in trouble since 2010, and failed to realize that we have alienated parts of our party, including the pro-life wing. And by […]

Pope’s letter read at girl’s funeral

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(Vatican Radio) On November 23, in the small Italian village of Massafra, a funeral Mass was offered for a young Italian girl, 10-year-old Paolina, who had died of a terrible illness. The Requiem Mass took place in the church of Saint Leopold Mandic,, with many parishioners present, including the local mayor. During the homily at […]

Pope Francis’ December prayer intention: End to Child-Soldiers

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(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis’ prayer intention for December is for the End to Child-Soldiers: That the scandal of child-soldiers may be eliminated the world over. The Apostleship of Prayer has produced the Pope’s Video on this prayer intention. The full text of the Pope’s Video is below: In this world, which has developed the most […]

Pope: “do not resist the grace of conversion”

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(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday encouraged the faithful to ask the Lord for help whenever they feel they may be resisting his grace. The Pope was speaking during his homily at morning Mass in Casa Santa Marta. Listen to the report by Linda Bordoni: Finding inspiration in the opening prayer of the day “May […]

Pope Francis meets delegation from Georgia

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(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday greeted a delegation of faithful from the Apostolic Administration of the Caucuses who were in Rome to thank the Holy Father for his recent Apostolic Visit to Georgia. Pope Francis told the delegation their visit brought him many memories of his trip. “I never thought I would find in […]

Pope to students: ‘Overcome globalization of indifference with freshness of Gospel’

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(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis invited international students on Thursday to overcome the “globalization of indifference” with “the freshness, actuality, and daring of the Gospel.” He was speaking to participants of the IV World Congress on the Pastoral Care of International Students, organized by the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People. […]