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Do You Want To Know A Secret?: The Truth About Easter Season In The Early Church

If this were the year 200 or 300 A.D., we would, right now, be in the middle of the feast of Pentecost. In modern times (and actually since the late fourth century) we have tagged Pentecost as the 50th day after Easter. For our ancient ancestors the feast included all 50 days after Easter....

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Baptized And Born Again At 71

Robert Brode is 71-years-old, but he just made one of the best decisions of his life, he said. The Santa Clarita resident just became a member of the Catholic Church during the Easter Vigil Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church on April 15. “It took me 70 years to get there,” he laughed,...

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‘That’s Right — I’m A Catholic Now!’

When Stephen Bird, 70, stepped into the baptismal tub during the Easter Vigil service at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Santa Clarita on April 15, it was the fulfillment of his lifelong exploration to find a spiritual home. “That’s right — I’m a Catholic now,” Bird stated proudly, with a...

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The Story Behind The Irish Priest Whose Prayers Could Heal

Dublin, Ireland, Apr 26, 2017 / 05:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Father John Sullivan was a prominent Irish Catholic convert who was known for his healing prayers, his consolation for the troubled, and his devotion to God. Now he is set to be the first ever person to be beatified in Ireland. The...

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Pope Francis: Everything Passes – Except God's Love For Us

Vatican City, Apr 26, 2017 / 04:38 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday Pope Francis said Christian hope, rather than coming from the empty promises of other human beings, is rooted in Christ’s promise to never leave us, and to stay by our side until the end of time. “How long, by comparison,...

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How To Pray The Rosary More Deeply

Vatican City, Apr 26, 2017 / 12:29 am (CNA).- It is interesting that in her appearances at Lourdes, Fatima and other locations, the Mother of God repeatedly recommends praying the Rosary. She does not invite us to pray the Divine Office, or to do spiritual reading, or Eucharistic Adoration, or...

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Pope Francis To Visit Graves Of Two 20th Century Italian Priests

Vatican City, Apr 24, 2017 / 11:28 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis will make a pilgrimage June 20 to visit the graves of two 20th century Italian priests in the towns of Bozzolo and Bariana, the Vatican announced Monday. Fr. Lorenzo Milani and Fr. Primo Mazzolari both have reputations for...

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Mercy Is Key To The Life Of Faith, Pope Francis Says

Vatican City, Apr 23, 2017 / 04:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Divine Mercy Sunday Pope Francis said mercy is essential in living the Christian life, because it not only allows us to understand ourselves and God better, but it also prompts us to recognize and help those in need.   “Let us never...

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Who Conquers The Devil's Hatred? God's New Martyrs, Pope Says

Rome, Italy, Apr 22, 2017 / 11:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The devil’s hatred for Christ and for our redemption is the root cause of all persecution since the beginnings of the Church, Pope Francis said at a special liturgy that focused on modern martyrs. “The memory of these heroic witnesses, old...

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Liturgy: Symbol-Actions, Symbol-Objects, Sacred Oils

“Gestures, language and actions are the physical, visible and public expressions by which human beings understand and manifest their inner life. … Jesus himself used physical signs to manifest his union with the Father and to reveal his mission to the world. … Christ, the incarnate one, used...

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How The Upcoming Canonization Affirms The Fatima Apparitions

Fatima, Portugal, Apr 21, 2017 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The canonization of Fatima visionaries Francisco and Jacinta Marto has been hailed as an exciting moment for the Church, but the rector of the Marian shrine has said that it bears an even greater significance in terms of putting a...

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Mexican Nuns Of New Order Open First US Convent In Denver

Denver, Colo., Apr 20, 2017 / 12:11 am (Denver Catholic).- It seems providential that a new order of Discalced Carmelite nuns, whose charism is to know and to make known the glory of the Holy Trinity, has arrived to Denver to care for the archdiocese’s Holy Trinity Center. The six Allied...

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Niece Of Fatima Visionaries Reflects On Her Remarkable Family

Fatima, Portugal, Apr 20, 2017 / 06:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The niece of Blessed Franciso and Jacinta Marto has voiced excitement for the coming canonization of her relatives, sharing stories of the time of the Fatima apparitions and personal memories of what it was like growing up in a family...

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It's Official: Pope Francis To Canonize Fatima Visionaries During May Visit

Vatican City, Apr 20, 2017 / 03:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During his trip to Portugal for the centenary of the Fatima Marian apparitions next month, Pope Francis will canonize visionaries Francisco and Jacinta Marto, making them the youngest non-martyrs to ever be declared saints. The children...

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The Catholic Church Still Cares About Latin

Vatican City, Apr 19, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Existing in some form since several hundred years before Christ, the Latin language seems like an unlikely subject to still be generating brand new research, especially among young scholars. Nevertheless, the theme this year of the Vatican’s...