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Pope Francis: The Torah Is A Manifestation Of God’s Love For Man

Vatican City, Feb 23, 2017 / 07:33 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Thursday Pope Francis welcomed longtime friend and Rabbi Abraham Skorka to the Vatican for the presentation of a new version of the Torah, which he said is a sign of the love God shows to man in both words and gestures. The Torah...

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Catholics Shouldn't Totally Reject Human Gene Editing – But It Still Has Ethical Problems

Washington D.C., Feb 23, 2017 / 02:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Recent American guidelines for human gene modification have raised important ethical questions, especially with regard to modifying the genes of unborn children and of reproductive cells. The National Academy of Sciences last week...

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Liturgy: The Universal Prayer - Raising An Echo In Our Hearts

The prayer ritual that concludes the Liturgy of the Word at Mass is known by two names: Universal Prayer or Prayer of the Faithful. Both names have significance. These prayers address needs throughout the world, and they come from the mind, heart and voice of the assembly. Prayers of...

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Vatican, Al-Azhar Team Up To Counter Religious Justification For Violence

Vatican City, Feb 21, 2017 / 05:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican and one of Islam’s most renowned schools of Sunni thought are joining forces to discuss how they can work together in combating religious extremism that uses God’s name to justify violence. On Feb. 21 the Vatican announced...

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Pope Francis: To Love Your Enemies, Prayer Is A Game-Changer

Vatican City, Feb 19, 2017 / 01:21 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The path to holiness and sainthood, Pope Francis said, requires imitating Christ by loving our enemies and praying for those who wrong us even when it is difficult. “It’s true, God the Father is merciful,” he said Feb. 19. “And you? Are...

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Pope Prays For Victims Of Terrorist Attacks In Iraq And Pakistan

Vatican City, Feb 19, 2017 / 05:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After leading the Angelus Sunday, Pope Francis prayed for all those affected by violence and war around the world, particularly the victims of recent terrorist attacks in Pakistan and Iraq, asking pilgrims to offer a moment of silence before...

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Muslim Refugee Hails Pope Francis As The Example Of Religion

Vatican City, Feb 17, 2017 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Nur Essa, a Muslim Syrian woman whose family was brought to Rome from Lesbos by Pope Francis last April, said that the openness he has shown to those of different faiths has deeply impressed her. “For me, I was surprised,” she told CNA. “(He...

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Liturgy: Lectors As Servant-Leaders - To Think And Live In The Presence Of Love

Father Henri Nouwen, reflecting on prayer in his book “Clowning in Rome,” offered this insight: “To pray unceasingly means to think and live in the presence of love.” The Liturgy of the Word at Mass is a prayer of listening, thinking, living and resting in the presence of God-love. In the...

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Messages From Alleged Denver Visionary Not Approved By Church

Denver, Colo., Feb 16, 2017 / 02:14 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- New claims that messages from alleged visionary Charlie Johnston have been approved by the Church are false, the Archdiocese of Denver clarified on Wednesday.   Mrs. Beckie Hesse, who posts on Johnston’s blog under the name “Beckita,”...

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Perspective

Raise your hand if you have crisis fatigue. Even before the election results were in, there seemed to be a tendency in the media and in the general population as well to gravitate from one crisis to the next. Regardless of which side of the political fence one is on — or if one is actually...

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In Latest Round Of Meetings, Papal Advisors Cover Court, Bishop Selection

Vatican City, Feb 15, 2017 / 08:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis and his Council of Cardinals met for the 18th time this week to continue discussion on reforming the Roman Curia, focusing on how new bishops are chosen and the streamlining of several offices, including the Vatican...

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Vatican's Top Legal Aide Says Divorced-And-Remarried May Receive Communion

Vatican City, Feb 14, 2017 / 05:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The head of the Vatican office charged with interpreting Church law has said that divorced-and-remarried persons who want to change their situation but cannot, may be admitted to Communion without living in continence. “The Church could...

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Fatima Nun Has 15,000 Pages Of Evidence For Beatification Cause

Fatima, Portugal, Feb 14, 2017 / 11:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions approaches, Portuguese Catholic Church officials announced on Monday that thousands of pages have been gathered to testify to the holiness of Sister Lucia dos Santos – one of the...

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What Egypt's Catholic Bishops Said To Pope Francis

Vatican City, Feb 14, 2017 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A special invitation to visit Egypt was delivered to Pope Francis by Coptic Catholic bishops during their ad limina visit Feb. 6, during which they also gave a report on the state of the Church in their country. “It was a formal...

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Don't Let Small Resentments Turn Into Something Worse, Pope Francis Warns

Vatican City, Feb 13, 2017 / 10:40 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Monday spoke about what it means to kill your brother in your heart, which, may be something as small as envy or bitterness, and if left to grow, can lead to even worse things, such as war or actual murder. Most people have...