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Catechesis must encounter the disabled with love, archbishop says

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Rome, Italy, Oct 21, 2017 / 02:01 am (CNA).- The Church must learn “how to encounter disabled people today, how to allow them to have an encounter with Christ in the silence of their own interior and in the signs that indicate his presence in brothers; how to foster their commitment to witness and to […]

Catholic leaders lament assassination of Maltese journalist

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Valletta, Malta, Oct 20, 2017 / 11:29 am (CNA).- Both Pope Francis and the bishop of the local Church have expressed their sorrow over the death of Daphne Caruana Galizia, an investigative journalist who died in a car bomb attack on Monday. Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta condemned her murder, saying Oct. 16 that “The […]

BBC mini-series captures daily life of Benedictine monks

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Stratton-on-the-Fosse, England, Oct 19, 2017 / 12:54 pm (CNA).- A new BBC series will depict the daily life of Benedictine monks in a few UK monasteries, taking camera crews to capture a lifestyle normally hidden from the public’s eye. A three episode mini-series called “Retreat: Meditations from the Monastery,” the broadcast will explore the life […]

St. John Paul II’s legacy lives on through new study abroad program

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Krakow, Poland, Oct 19, 2017 / 09:00 am (CNA).- Near the heart of Krakow, Poland, you can find a two-level basilica which houses all things related to the beloved St. John Paul II. Called the “Be Not Afraid – John Paul II Center,” it hosts a relic of his blood, the cassock he wore when […]

Europe at a crossroads

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Paris, France, Oct 19, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday, the people of Austria elected a new government. At 31 years of age, Sebastian Kurz is poised to become Europe’s youngest head of government. The Chancellor-to-be of Austria is a Catholic who says of himself that he has a cross hanging in his […]

Excluding people with disabilities makes Church ‘incomplete’

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Rome, Italy, Oct 19, 2017 / 03:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A leading expert on faith and disabilities has said that people with disabilities are an essential aspect of the Church’s life and mission, and that parishes which exclude them are “incomplete.” “It’s important to say from the very beginning that any parish that doesn’t have […]

England’s Buckfast Abbey to celebrate 1,000 years of foundation

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Plymouth, England, Oct 18, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In 2018 one of England’s historic monasteries will celebrate the millennium year of its foundation, offering a prime example of the contribution of monastic life to society amid an increasingly fast-paced world. For the Benedictine monks who inhabit Buckfast Abbey in Devon, reaching such a […]

Pope invites prisoners to lunch, they break free instead

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Bologna, Italy, Oct 17, 2017 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- They were supposed to be having lunch with Pope Francis. During his Oct. 1 trip to Bologna, the Holy Father was scheduled to dine with 20 prisoners from a local drug rehabilitation facility, along with refugees and the poor of the area, during a “Lunch […]

Attempt to oust pro-life student union president denounced as ‘bullying tactic’

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Dublin, Ireland, Oct 14, 2017 / 05:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The student union president at University College Dublin said that a campaign to impeach her is a “bullying tactic” by a group of students who are intolerant of her pro-life views. “I must state that the call for my impeachment is without legitimate cause,” said […]

Christians in Middle East feel ‘abandoned, betrayed’ by the West

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Rome, Italy, Oct 12, 2017 / 10:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As interreligious tensions and a migration crisis continue in the Middle East, key Church leaders in the region have said Christians largely feel abandoned by the international community, which has done little to help resolve the situation. According to Syriac Catholic Patriarch of Antioch Ignatius […]