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Meet the hitchhiking friar with an extraordinary near-death experience

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Rome, Italy, Jan 24, 2019 / 12:16 am (CNA).- Miraculous events have shaped Friar Juan Maria Crisostomo’s life to bring him to the radical poverty and simplicity of his vocation as a Little Friar of Jesus and Mary. From an inexplicable healing to a near-death experience, Friar Juan has a story to tell. The Poor […]

‘Induced’ deaths rise in Netherlands, sparking concerns from doctors, ethicists

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Amsterdam, Netherlands, Jan 22, 2019 / 04:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide have the longest history in the Netherlands: 17 years ago, the two practices became legal, under what were supposed to be very limited circumstances, available only to those undergoing “unbearable” suffering with “no reasonable alternatives” for relief. But time has […]

Pope Francis tells Christians to share their gifts with each other

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Rome, Italy, Jan 18, 2019 / 12:19 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The path to Christian unity takes a willingness to acknowledge and share in the gifts other Christian communities have also received, Pope Francis said at an ecumenical Vespers service Friday. To take the first step toward unity requires humble recognition of the fact that the […]

Manx abortion bill receives royal assent

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Douglas, Isle of Man, Jan 16, 2019 / 12:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Isle of Man’s Abortion Reform Bill 2018 gained royal assent Tuesday, meaning women in the territory will soon be able to procure elective abortion up to 14 weeks of pregnancy. Abortion policy on the the Isle of Man, a crown dependency located […]

British women in their 50s increasingly requesting in-vitro fertilization

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London, England, Jan 15, 2019 / 07:19 pm (CNA).- In-vitro fertilization clinics in Britain are increasingly helping women over age 55 to conceive children because there is currently no legal age limit for the treatment, according to news reports. “Women have been expected to cram all their life tasks into 15 years between the age […]

Caritas Rome will continue receiving Trevi Fountain coins, mayor clarifies

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Rome, Italy, Jan 14, 2019 / 01:42 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After several weeks of confusion, the mayor of Rome has clarified that coins scooped from the famous Trevi Fountain will not be used to pay for city council maintenance projects, but instead will continue to go to Caritas, a Catholic charity that helps Rome’s poor […]

What pro-life Ireland can learn from pro-life America

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Dublin, Ireland, Jan 13, 2019 / 04:18 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With the dawn of legal abortion in Ireland, the pro-life movement in the country is beginning a fight that their U.S. counterparts have been engaged in since 1973. For more than 40 years, pro-life Americans have staged marches, prayer vigils, sidewalk counseling, and political protests. […]

German officials did not violate homeschoolers’ rights, European court says

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Strasbourg, France, Jan 11, 2019 / 06:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Two homeschooling German parents who said their parental rights were violated by the enforcement of compulsory school attendance laws did not prevail in the European Court of Human Rights, which unanimously rejected their claims Thursday. “It is a very disheartening day for our family and […]

Oxford supports emeritus professor accused of ‘transphobia’

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Oxford, England, Jan 9, 2019 / 04:05 pm (CNA).- Oxford University is standing by an emeritus law professor after more than 400 people have signed a petition calling for his removal from the university. Petition organizers say the professor holds discriminatory views about homosexuality and transgenderism. “John Finnis, Professor at Oxford’s Law Faculty, has a […]

Human rights court to hear case of Belgian euthanasia for depression

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Brussels, Belgium, Jan 9, 2019 / 03:34 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The European Court of Human Rights has announced that it will take up a case considering whether Belgium wrongly allowed a woman to be euthanized on the grounds of “untreatable depression.” Tom Mortier says that his mother, Godelieva De Troyer, suffered from depression for a […]