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San Antonio's New Auxiliary Has A Specialty In Spiritual Direction

Vatican City, Jan 23, 2017 / 08:24 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Monday the Vatican announced that Msgr. Michael J. Boulette, founder of an organization dedicated entirely to giving spiritual direction and training spiritual directors, will now be an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of San...

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Mafia Crime Is 'radically Opposed' To The Gospel, Pope Says

Vatican City, Jan 23, 2017 / 07:41 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Frequently an outspoken critic against organized crime, Pope Francis again came out with harsh words for those involved in the mafia and other criminal activities, which he said are “stained with blood” and go directly against the...

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Pope To Dominicans: Your Good Works Give Glory To God

Rome, Italy, Jan 21, 2017 / 10:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Saturday Pope Francis encouraged Dominicans to persevere in their good works of the last 800 years, which have been like the “salt” and “light” of Christ, spreading the Gospel throughout the world. The transition from the empty revelries of...

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Concert Marks One Year After Pope's Historic Synagogue Visit

Rome, Italy, Jan 20, 2017 / 10:33 am (CNA/EWTN News).- One year after Pope Francis visited the Great Synagogue in Rome, the Hebrew Choir of Rome “Ha-Kol,” and the Choir of the Diocese of Rome joined together to give a concert Jan. 19 on the theme: “Sing to the Lord a new song.” The Pope's...

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Cardinal Pell's Office Dismisses Attacks As Opposition To Reform

Vatican City, Jan 17, 2017 / 12:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In reaction to a new book claiming that Pope Francis has in fact done little to combat clerical sex abuse, and that Cardinal George Pell is implicated, the Australian cardinal's office has dismissed the claims as motivated by opposition to...

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Dominicans Celebrate 800 Years With Reflection, Prayer

Rome, Italy, Jan 17, 2017 / 02:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As the Order of Preachers, better known as the Dominicans, celebrate the 800th anniversary of their founding, they gather in Rome from around the world to reflect on their history, their charism of preaching, and how they can continue to put...

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Cardinal Caffarra Explains The Reasons Behind The Dubia

Bologna, Italy, Jan 16, 2017 / 04:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In an interview with an Italian daily published Saturday, Cardinal Carlo Caffarra discussed at length the questions which exist about the interpretation of Amoris laetitia, Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation on love in the family....

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If You're Tempted To Gossip, 'bite Your Tongue,' Pope Francis Says

Vatican City, Jan 15, 2017 / 11:19 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis Sunday traveled to a parish on the outskirts of Rome where he visited a priest suffering from a severe form of ALS and celebrated Mass, warning parishioners, as he often does, of the harm gossiping does to a community. When...

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Pope Points To Mother Cabrini As Prime Model In Caring For Migrants

Vatican City, Jan 15, 2017 / 05:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis pointed to St. Frances Cabrini as an example of how to treat foreigners, calling her a “courageous” woman who knew how to bring God’s love to those who were lonely and in...

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Humble Pie

Long before Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Benedict devised his own 12 step program in his rules for how a monastery should operate. One particular element St. Benedict focused his attention on was humility and as Inauguration Day is upon us, that might not be a bad facet for all of us to...

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The Church In India – A Shining Light For All To See

Bhubaneswar, India, Jan 14, 2017 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- India is a country of more than 1.2 billion people, with Christians accounting for only some three percent of the population, including close to 19 million Catholics. Despite its relatively small size, the Indian Church has a...

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Cardinal O’Malley Appointed To Vatican Office For Doctrine Of The Faith

Vatican City, Jan 14, 2017 / 10:39 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Saturday it was announced that Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston has yet another reason to come to Rome, with his appointment as the newest member of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Already a member of the Pope’s...

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Compassion Should Be Heart Of Financial, Political Decisions, Pope Says

Vatican City, Jan 14, 2017 / 04:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis Saturday warned of growing harmful trends throughout political and financial realms, pinning them on the negative effects of globalization and insisting that authentic compassion is the only thing that can really overcome...

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Seeking Christ Is Always A Risk – But It's Worth It, Pope Says

Vatican City, Jan 13, 2017 / 03:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In his homily on Friday morning, Pope Francis commented on the Gospel story of the paralytic lowered through the roof, saying that stagnant faith breeds unkindness while authentic faith takes risks to be closer to Jesus. Searching for...

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Liturgy: Renewing The Role Of Parish Liturgy Committees And Coordinators

In the December 2016 issue of U.S. Catholic, the magazine published an interview with Father Mark Francis, president of Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, which they titled: “What is official liturgy?” Father Francis is a liturgical scholar in the field of multicultural liturgy and...