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Pope: The Choice Between Good, Evil Is One We All Have To Make

Vatican City, Jul 23, 2017 / 05:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday Pope Francis said good and evil are often entwined, and that as sinners, we can't label any one group or institution as bad, since we all face temptation and have the ability to choose which path to follow. “The Lord, who is...

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This Boy Invited Pope Francis On A Pilgrimage – And Here's How He Responded

Loreto, Italy, Jul 23, 2017 / 03:57 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Nine-year-old Andrea is an Italian boy who joined 130 children last month for a “Pilgrimage of Joy” to the Marian Shrine of Loreto, Italy. He was so moved by the experience that he wrote a letter about it to Pope Francis, inviting the Pope...

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Catholic Women's Conference To Be Held In New Mexico

Albuquerque, N.M., Jul 21, 2017 / 06:40 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Women of Grace apostolate will mark 30 years at its national conference this year, an event which aims to help women celebrate their “gift of authentic femininity.” “Come be restored, renewed, and refreshed as we journey together...

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The Truth Within The Mustard Seed

Jesus uses the tiny mustard seed to teach us spiritual truths. A seed so small that one would barely even notice it. The real significance of the mustard seed is hidden within its husk. It is what we can’t see, but know is actually there, that has meaning for us. Do you look at an acorn and...

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Liturgy: The Ritual Dimension Of Song – God Is Present Whenever We Sing God’s Praise

Most of us would agree that music enhances everything we do in life. It lifts our celebrations, carries our sorrows, energizes our weariness, gives voice to our joy and quiets our confusions. Music, in one way or another, permeates our entire life. Most Catholics probably think that having...

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Connected: National Black Catholic Congress Unites Members To Evangelize

Following a series of fortuitous events (facilitated, she is quite sure, by the Holy Spirit), Dione Grillo found herself surrounded by more fellow African American Catholics than she had ever seen gathered in one place in her entire life. The experience was both beautiful and spiritually...

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Inspired To Boldly Proclaim The Joy Of The Gospel In America

I didn’t know what to expect. From the very first session it was clear that this was no ordinary conference gathering.  This was an event that would have the potential to transform the Church from within so it can carry out its mission of being more effective in proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus...

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Father Giacomo Morandi Promoted To CDF Secretary

Vatican City, Jul 18, 2017 / 12:19 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Tuesday appointed Father Giacomo Morandi secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The Italian priest had been a subsecretary in the dicastery since 2015. Fr. Morandi was also appointed titular Archbishop...

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Vatican Commission Agrees To Disagree On Cardinal Stepinac

Vatican City, Jul 18, 2017 / 10:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A commission of Catholic and Orthodox leaders tasked with examining the wartime record of Bl. Aloysius Stepinac concluded their final session last week, agreeing to disagree about the Croatian cardinal’s cause for canonization. The...

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What Civilta Cattolica's Analysis Of US Christianity Missed

Washington D.C., Jul 17, 2017 / 04:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An analysis piece in La Civilta Cattolica alleging an “ecumenism of hate” between Catholics and Evangelical Fundamentalists is seriously flawed in its presentation of religion in public life, experts said. Speaking about the article,...

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Cardinal Simoni To Consecrate Church Of Mother Teresa In Balkans

Prizren, Serbia, Jul 17, 2017 / 11:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Saturday appointed Cardinal Ernest Simoni to be his delegate at the consecration of a cathedral dedicated to St. Teresa of Calcutta in Pristina, the capital of the self-declared state of Kosovo. The consecration will take...

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Jesus Not Only Sows The Seed, He’ll Pull The Thorns, Pope Francis Says

Vatican City, Jul 16, 2017 / 05:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday, Pope Francis said that in the parable of the seed and the sower Jesus invites us to reclaim the ‘soil’ of our hearts by bringing to him, in prayer and Confession, the stones and thorns in need of healing. "Jesus invites us...

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Benedict XVI: Cardinal Meisner Died A 'cheerful' Man

Vatican City, Jul 16, 2017 / 09:16 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a letter sent for the funeral of the late Cardinal Joachim Meisner, retired Pope Benedict XVI praised the prelate as a passionate pastor, who died a happy man at peace with the Lord and his will for the universal Church. “What...

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Have You Heard Of Venerable 'Mama Bosco'?

Turin, Italy, Jul 14, 2017 / 11:21 am (CNA/EWTN News).- While St. John Bosco is a beloved saint among Catholics, many do not know that his mother, Margaret Bosco, was declared Venerable in 2006 and has an advancing cause towards beatification. Margaret Occhiena was born in a small town in...

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Black Catholic Congress Emphasizes Unity, Action

Orlando, Fla., Jul 14, 2017 / 02:41 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- More than 2,000 participants from across the country gathered in Orlando, Fla. last week for the 12th National Black Catholic Congress, exploring themes of racism and reconciliation, and hearing speakers who stressed the importance of being...