Pope Receives Theatine Sisters of the Immaculate Conception

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By ZENIT Staff Pope Francis encouraged the Theatine Sisters of the Immaculate Conception to follow the example their founder, Venerable Orsola Benincasa. He received the sisters on June 16, 2018, in the Consistory Hall of the Apostolic Palace, on the commemoration of the death of their founder 400 years ago. “Orsola Benincasa was a contemplative […]

US Bishops Advance on ‘Share the Journey’

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By ZENIT Staff US bishops have some exciting ways for people to participate in the Share the Journey, a campaign launched by Pope Francis on September 27, 2017. Pope Francis warned against what he called “the enemies of hope” as he launched the two-year campaign. “Hope is what drives sharing the journey of life,” the […]

Christian law school loses religious freedom claim at Canadian Supreme Court

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Ottawa, Canada, Jun 16, 2018 / 03:43 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Supreme Court of Canada ruled on Friday that law societies in the country could deny licensing to a proposed Christian law school because the school adheres to Biblical teaching on sexuality. “We are deeply disappointed with the Supreme Court’s decision,” said Paul Coleman, executive […]

Holy See Affirms Middle East Concerns

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By ZENIT Staff The Holy See on June 13, 2018, affirmed its concerns about escalating violence in the Middle East, especially the need to protect civilians. The concerns came in a statement by Archbishop Bernardito Auza Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations Thirty-Eighth Plenary Meeting of the Tenth […]

Jeff Sessions says the Bible justifies family separation. Does it?

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Washington D.C., Jun 15, 2018 / 05:01 pm (CNA).- The Trump administration has pointed to the Bible in justifying its “zero-tolerance immigration policy,” which includes the separation of immigrant children from their parents. According to one Catholic theology professor, though, scripture has much more to say on the topic of immigration. On June 14, Attorney […]

Papal investigators meet with laity, priests and religious of Osorno

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Osorno, Chile, Jun 15, 2018 / 02:51 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As part of their special mission to help bring healing to the troubled Chilean diocese of Osorno, Archbishop Charles Scicluna and Msgr. Jordi Bertomeu are holding several pastoral meetings this week which they say are aimed at listening. Speaking to Chilean media at the airport […]

Archbishop: Russian invasion of Ukraine is a ‘silent war’

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Rome, Italy, Jun 15, 2018 / 01:34 pm (CNA).- Speaking at the end of a closed-door meeting on religious freedom at the US Embassy to the Holy See, Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, head of the Greek Catholic Ukrainian Church, stressed that “it is a matter of fact that the war in Ukraine has become a […]

New York Archdiocese announces appeal over Fulton Sheen court decision  

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New York City, N.Y., Jun 15, 2018 / 12:21 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archdiocese of New York announced on Friday that the Trustees of St. Patrick’s Cathedral are appealing a court decision that would allow Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s body to be moved to Peoria, Ill., as his cause for beatification proceeds. The Trustees, who […]

Prime suspect arrested in murder of Philippines priest

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Manila, Philippines, Jun 15, 2018 / 11:28 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The primary suspect in the killing of Filipino priest Father Richmond Villaflor Nilo was found and taken into custody Thursday night. According to media reports, the suspect, Adell Roll Milan, was identified by an altar boy who had been preparing to help Fr. Nilo celebrate […]