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To understand Pope Francis, you have to understand the Jesuits

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Rome, Italy, Jun 25, 2017 / 04:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Discernment is one of the words Pope Francis repeats most, especially when speaking to priests and seminarians. He often expresses his desire for greater formation in discernment – a concept that may seem obscure without an understanding its importance to the Pope’s Jesuit formation. “When […]

This beautiful church was a gift from Slovakia to Icelandic Catholics

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Reykjavik, Iceland, Jun 24, 2017 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop David Tencer of Reykjavik last week consecrated a new wooden church building, a gift from the Slovak Catholic Church. The church is a tribute to Bishop Tencer, who is a Capuchin Franciscan and a native of Slovakia. Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico and two […]

Euthanasia mindset looms over disabled baby’s legal fight, ethicist warns

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London, England, Jun 22, 2017 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Legal efforts to bar the parents of a British baby born with a disabling medical condition from seeking treatment overseas are based on deep ethical errors, a Catholic expert in medical ethics has warned. “It seems to me completely wrongheaded that the state should be […]

London cardinal ‘appalled’ by Finsbury Park attack on Muslims

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London, England, Jun 19, 2017 / 11:15 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster has offered prayers for the victims of a terror attack in north London that targeted worshippers outside a mosque in the early hours of Monday. One person was killed and nine have been hospitalized, after a van drove into a […]

Pope on Corpus Christi: In the Eucharist, we remember God’s love

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Rome, Italy, Jun 18, 2017 / 01:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- For the observance of the feast of Corpus Christi on Sunday, Pope Francis said the Eucharist helps us to remember everything that Christ has done for us, in particular his great love for us. Corpus Christi reminds us that in the midst of our lives […]

UK party leader steps down, citing Christian faith

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London, England, Jun 17, 2017 / 06:26 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After facing backlash for his Christian faith, the head of the UK’s Liberal Democratic Party announced his resignation on Wednesday, claiming that leading the party was becoming incompatible with living his faith. “To be a political leader – especially of a progressive, liberal party in […]

Stolen relic of St John Bosco’s brain recovered

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Turin, Italy, Jun 16, 2017 / 10:57 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A relic of St. John Bosco, which had been stolen from an Italian basilica two weeks ago, has been recovered, the local Prosecutor’s Office reported. An urn containing a relic of St. John Bosco’s brain was discovered missing on June 3. The reliquary was kept […]

Mental health has a spiritual element, Holy See reminds UN

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Geneva, Switzerland, Jun 16, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Holy See’s representative to the United Nations appealed Wednesday to the Human Rights Council to couple psychological treatment with spiritual care. In response to a recent report on mental health issued by the council’s special rapporteur, Archbishop Ivan Jurkovich agreed that the report “rightly […]

‘Roughly half’ of Iraqi, Syrian Christians have fled since 2011

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Amsterdam, Netherlands, Jun 15, 2017 / 03:53 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A new report estimates that between 50 and 80 percent of Christians have fled the countries of Iraq and Syria since the start of the Syrian Civil War in 2011. Released by Christian advocacy groups Open Doors, Served, and Middle East Concern, the report estimates […]

Catholic community offers prayer, supplies for London fire victims

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London, England, Jun 14, 2017 / 01:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic bishops of Westminster offered their prayers and local parishes opened their doors to offer aid and supplies to those affected by a massive fire at an apartment complex in west London on Wednesday. “We pray for all the residents of the Grenfell Tower. […]