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Let Go Of 'false Lights' That Lead Down The Wrong Path, Pope Says

Vatican City, Mar 26, 2017 / 04:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday Pope Francis said Lent is a key time to open ourselves to the light of Christ and let go of all the “false lights” that lead us away from him, taking us instead down a path of darkness marked by our own selfishness. “If now I...

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How An American Bishop Became A Korean Martyr

Washington D.C., Mar 26, 2017 / 08:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Patrick James Byrne was born in the United States, but he died on a forced march in the harsh Korean snows under the watch of communist soldiers. Now the Catholic bishops of South Korea are considering whether he should beatified...

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On Annunciation, Pope Says God Still Seeks Hearts Like Mary

Milan, Italy, Mar 25, 2017 / 10:19 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis celebrated the Feast of the Annunciation in Milan, telling mass-goers that even today God is still searching for hearts like Mary’s that are open to welcoming his invitation and providing hope, even when it’s hard.   As in...

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Why Catholics In Scotland Want A Statue For This Martyred Priest

Glasgow, Scotland, Mar 23, 2017 / 02:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Four centuries after the martyrdom of St. John Ogilvie, Catholics in Scotland have launched a campaign to mark the place in Glasgow’s city center where he was executed for preaching the Catholic faith. The Order of the Knights of St....

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We're All Responsible For Seminarians, African Bishop Says

Cape Coast, Ghana, Mar 23, 2017 / 08:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Priestly formation isn't a just a job for the rector – it's a responsibility shared between the entire Christian community and seminarians themselves, said a Ghanaian bishop. “It is the duty and the primary responsibility of parents to...

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Liturgy: The Concluding Rites At Mass - To Radiate Forth From The Altar Of Christ

Father Virgil Michel, a priest of the early 20th century liturgical renewal that led up to the Second Vatican Council, in a 1936 article titled “The Scope of the Liturgical Movement” for a publication known as Orate Fratres (10) wrote: “If the first purpose of the liturgical movement is to...

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Dublin Prepares For 2018 World Meeting Of Families

Dublin, Ireland, Mar 23, 2017 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Just a little more than a year away, the Archdiocese of Dublin released a video Wednesday inviting families from around the world to come together in Ireland for the World Meeting of Families in August 2018. “I'm very pleased to have...

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Pope Clears Way For Canonization Of Fatima Visionaries

Vatican City, Mar 23, 2017 / 06:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Thursday Pope Francis approved the second and final miracle needed to canonize Blessed Francisco and Jacinta Marto, two of the shepherd children who witnessed the Fatima Marian apparitions. The Pope approved the miracle in a March 23...

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Local Bishop: Ongoing Messages At Argentine Apparition Will Be Kept Private

San Nicolás de los Arroyos, Argentina, Mar 21, 2017 / 11:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- It’s been called the Medjugorje of Argentina. A now widely-popular apparition of Mary began in the early 1980s when rosaries began to glow in multiple homes in the town of San Nicolás de los Arroyos, a city of...

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Pope Francis: When We Want To Give Up, God Helps Us Persevere

Vatican City, Mar 22, 2017 / 03:57 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday Pope Francis said each person must strive to imitate the perseverance and consolation of God, which not only gives us the strength to keep going, but also to help others who are in difficulty. “Perseverance we can also define...

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The Church And Society Need You, Pope Francis Tells Youth

Vatican City, Mar 21, 2017 / 02:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On Tuesday Pope Francis released a video message to youth in advance of the next World Youth Day, to be held in Panama in 2019. He said that like the Virgin Mary, they are needed, and they should not be afraid to leave their mark on the...

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This Man Was Killed For Defying Hitler – And Now He's Been Beatified.

Vatican City, Mar 21, 2017 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Italian layman Joseph Mayr-Nusser who refused to take the Hitler oath was beatified March 18 in his home town of Bolsano. In 1944, Mayr-Nusser, a Catholic husband and father, refused to take the oath of allegiance to Hitler after being...

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In New York, Catholic Convert Takes A Step Toward Sainthood

New York City, N.Y., Mar 21, 2017 / 12:39 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic convert who founded the Society of the Atonement, Father Paul Wattson, S.A., could be one step closer to recognition as a saint. “Father Paul started a small week of prayer on the top of a mountain in Garrison, and now...

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Pope Francis: This Lent, Seek The Only ‘Well’ That Satisfies – Christ

Vatican City, Mar 19, 2017 / 06:47 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday Pope Francis said that Lent is the perfect time to remind ourselves of the life-giving water we received at our Baptism, turning away from things of the world, which ultimately leave us unsatisfied. “The water that gives eternal...

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Liturgy: The Communion Rite - ‘Making Clear The True And Full Meaning Of Its Different Parts’

The Communion Rite at Mass consists of six distinct moments: > Lord’s Prayer > Rite of Peace > Fraction Rite > Sharing in Communion > Quiet prayer after Communion > Prayer After Communion It is beneficial that every year pastors and parish liturgy committees review the...