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Mental Illness On The Streets

While estimates vary, Catholic Charities’ John Sexton believes that at least a third of chronically homeless individuals suffer from mental illness.   “People’s instability due to mental illness and not taking their medications can lead to them not being able to maintain relationships, hold a...

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Meeting With NFL Hall-Of-Famers, Pope Francis Promotes Teamwork

Vatican City, Jun 21, 2017 / 01:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis addressed members of the National Football League Hall of Fame on Wednesday, encouraging them to promote the values of sportsmen not only on the field but also within their communities. “Teamwork, fair play and the pursuit of...

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Vatican's First General Auditor Resigns Abruptly

Vatican City, Jun 20, 2017 / 12:37 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In an unexpected move in the Holy See’s ongoing financial reform, the Vatican announced on Tuesday the resignation of Libero Milone, General Auditor of the Holy See, effective immediately.   The brief Vatican statement simply said that...

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US Bishops Call For Engagement Amid Trump's Policy Change On Cuba

Washington D.C., Jun 20, 2017 / 03:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- President Donald Trump’s changes to U.S. policy on Cuba will end up weakening human rights in the island country, the United States bishops have said. “The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, in solidarity with the bishops of...

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London Cardinal 'appalled' By Finsbury Park Attack On Muslims

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,...

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Pope Francis, German Chancellor Discuss Need To Fight Poverty, Hunger

Vatican City, Jun 17, 2017 / 05:59 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Saturday, Pope Francis and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met at the Vatican, agreeing on the need to dedicate special attention to the responsibility of the international community in addressing issues of poverty and hunger. According...

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Mental Health Has A Spiritual Element, Holy See Reminds UN

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...

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Pope Asks For Moment Of Silence For Victims Of Portugal Forest Fires

Vatican City, Jun 18, 2017 / 05:24 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Sunday, following the Angelus, Pope Francis asked pilgrims in St. Peter's Square to pause for a silent moment of prayer for all those affected by forest fires still raging in central Portugal. “I express my closeness to the dear Portuguese...

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UK Party Leader Steps Down, Citing Christian Faith

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...

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US Bishops Urge Caution As Senate Considers Health Care Bill

Indianapolis, Ind., Jun 16, 2017 / 04:52 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The US bishops’ annual meeting included on Thursday a discussion on health care, focusing on efforts in Congress to replace the Affordable Care Act. Bishop Frank Dewane of Venice, chairman of the domestic justice and human development...

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Cameroon's Bishops Ask State Action To Protect Clergy In Wake Of Murder

Yaoundé, Cameroon, Jun 16, 2017 / 12:04 am (Church Pop).- After determining that one of their confreres was murdered two weeks ago, the bishops of Cameroon have called on the national government to take up its task of protecting human life. Bishop Jean Marie Benoît Bala of Bafia, who was 58,...

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US Bishops Ask Forgiveness From Survivors Of Clergy Sex Abuse

Indianapolis, Ind., Jun 16, 2017 / 12:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Beatitudes call us to own our responsibility for suffering in the world, Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta preached on Wednesday at a Mass for victims of clergy sexual abuse. Through the Beatitudes, Christ “calls us to see with...

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Stolen Relic Of St John Bosco's Brain Recovered

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...

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'Roughly Half' Of Iraqi, Syrian Christians Have Fled Since 2011

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...

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Bishops Pray For Catholic Congressman Shot At Baseball Practice

Washington D.C., Jun 14, 2017 / 08:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Republican House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, 51, was among multiple persons shot in an incident at a Congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, Wednesday morning. Scalise, a Catholic, was shot at the hip and was transported...