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How Catholic culture can thrive on the internet

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Quebec City, Canada, Jun 23, 2017 / 01:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Social media can be difficult to navigate, but Catholics can reach out with a content-savvy approach that can truly engage people, young social media professionals told Catholic media leaders on Thursday. “The internet and particular our social media environment have created new genres,” Brantly […]

El Salvador’s first cardinal a friend of Blessed Oscar Romero

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San Salvador, El Salvador, Jun 21, 2017 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis’ decision to elevate Bishop José Gregorio Rosa Chávez is unprecedented: not only is he the first Salvadoran cardinal, he is also the first auxiliary bishop to be given a red biretta. The cardinal-elect, who will receive the honor at a June […]

Pope Francis to visit Chile, Peru in January 2018

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Lima, Peru, Jun 19, 2017 / 10:40 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Holy See Press Office announced Monday that Pope Francis will travel to Chile from January 15 to 18 and Peru from January 18 to 21, 2018. In Chile the Holy Father will visit the capital of Santiago, as well as Temuco and Iquique. In […]

Italian exorcist to Jesuit leader: No, the devil isn’t a just ‘symbol’

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Lima, Peru, Jun 2, 2017 / 04:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Italian priest and exorcist Fr. Sante Babolin said that “the devil, Satan, exists” and that “evil is not an abstraction,” in response to recent comments from Fr. Arturo Sosa, Superior General of the Society of Jesus. In an interview with the Spanish newspaper El Mundo, […]

This is the first laundry with Down syndrome workers in Latin America

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Concepción, Chile, May 28, 2017 / 04:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Three years ago the Church in Chile launched “Lavandería 21,” a new work inclusion project for people with Downs syndrome, whose results today far exceed what was hoped. It all began in 2012 when the Archbishop Fernando Natalio Chomali Garib of Concepción learned of this […]

Following sixth journalist murder this year, Mexican bishops speak up

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Mexico City, Mexico, May 22, 2017 / 03:22 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Mexican Bishops’ Conference offered prayers for journalists as they face increased violence in their efforts to uncover truth. “The Mexican Bishop’s Conference expresses its support and solidarity with journalists throughout Mexico, facing violence attacks in the exercise of their profession,” the bishops said […]

How the ‘Mini Pope’ moved the hearts of pilgrims at Fatima

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Fatima, Portugal, May 21, 2017 / 03:02 am (CNA).- The photo of a baby dressed up as the pope at the Fatima Shrine rocked social media during Pope Francis’ pilgrimage to Portugal for the centenary of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary. But what many do not know is the moving story behind this tender […]

The murder case of Blessed Oscar Romero has been reopened

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San Salvador, El Salvador, May 19, 2017 / 01:14 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A nearly 40 year-old murder case was reopened this week to properly prosecute the suspected killer behind the Salvadorian archbishop’s martyrdom. Because of an amnesty law that prohibited the prosecution of criminal acts stemming from the El Salvador Civil War, the alleged murderer […]

How one cardinal believes euthanasia can be shown as ‘toxic’

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Toronto, Canada, May 18, 2017 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Legalized euthanasia must still be fought – and that fight requires a broad argument that can persuade people of all beliefs, Cardinal Gerhard Mueller told a Canadian audience May 15. Euthanasia is not only wrong in itself, but its legalization creates “toxic and deadly pathologies […]

Archdiocese speaks out as Mexico tops list of violent countries

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Mexico City, Mexico, May 17, 2017 / 04:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Mexico archdiocese’s newspaper Desde la Fe wrote an editorial decrying the “disastrous situation in Mexico” as the country ranks number two in a report on the world’s most violent nations. In its recent analysis, the International Institute for Strategic Studies ranked Mexico second […]