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Pope Leads 'Hail Mary' For Those Affected By Latest Disasters In Italy

Vatican City, Jan 22, 2017 / 04:56 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After his Angelus address Sunday Pope Francis prayed for those who have lost family and friends after the latest set of earthquakes in central Italy this past week, as well as for all those who provide assistance, including rescue...

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This Spanish Prison Ministry Is Helping Rehabilitate Inmates

Madrid, Spain, Jan 21, 2017 / 06:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The prison ministry founded by a Spanish Jesuit in the 1960s has had such fruits as a group of inmates donating their own money to help the needy at Christmas, according to the head of the foundation. At Christmas of 2015, a group of...

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On Trump Presidency, Pope Says We Must 'wait And See'

Vatican City, Jan 22, 2017 / 08:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a new interview published Saturday, Pope Francis said he will wait to see what U.S. President Donald J. Trump does before making any judgments, emphasizing God’s own patience with him and his faults. In an interview with Spanish...

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Eggs And Anti-Catholicism Hurled At Churchgoers In Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland, Jan 21, 2017 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A 12 year-old boy has been charged with threatening and abusive behavior following an incident on Tuesday at a Catholic Church in Scotland. A “gang of youths” threw raw eggs and hurled “anti-Catholic abuse” at Fr. Kevin Dow and his...

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'We Must Never Become Accustomed' To The Holy Land Occupation

Jerusalem, Jan 20, 2017 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The 50 year-long of occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza by Israel must be at the attention of every Christian and demands resolution, the chair of the Holy Land Coordination said Thursday. “Our Coordination has called for...

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Cardinal Dolan Prays For Wisdom As Trump Takes Office

Washington D.C., Jan 20, 2017 / 02:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York prayed for God’s wisdom as Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday.    “Give us wisdom, for we are Your servants, weak and short-lived, lacking in...

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Kickbacks For Suing The Church? Lawsuit Claims Major Misbehavior At SNAP

Chicago, Ill., Jan 19, 2017 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A former employee of the controversial Survivors’ Network of those Abused by Priests has filed a lawsuit claiming wrongful termination for challenging the organization’s misbehavior, including alleged kickbacks from attorneys who were suing...

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Pope Francis Prays For Trump On His Inauguration As US President

Vatican City, Jan 20, 2017 / 10:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis congratulated Donald Trump on his inauguration as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, praying that God will grant him wisdom and strength. “At a time when our human family is beset by grave humanitarian crises...

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Crew Marooned On Bankrupt Vessel Gets Spiritual, Temporal Support

Dec. 20 was the last day of autumn. It was also the three-month mark that the crew of the Newlead Granadino remained at anchor near the Port of Baltimore. The owner of the Granadino, an asphalt and bitumen tanker, declared bankruptcy during the ship’s voyage. The vessel is now owned by a bank,...

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For Cruise Crews, Church Center Offers Space For Faith, Friendship

Akbar Pathan of Mumbai, India, had on the red vest and dress slacks he wears during his shifts as a bartender on the Princess Cruise line. The 36-year-old married father of two sons has been serving on crews for 13 years. “I can make more money as a bartender on a ship like the Ruby Princess...

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Abandoned Ships: As Global Shipping Industry Struggles, Crews Can Pay The Price

The Newlead Castellano, one of 50,000 cargo ships that crisscrosses oceans delivering the world’s goods, had stopped in ports in Singapore and New Zealand, sailed the Panama Canal and picked up a shipment of sugar before heading to the U.S. East Coast. That’s where its journey ended and the...

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Polish Parliament Recognizes Coronation Of Mary As Nation's Queen

Warsaw, Poland, Jan 18, 2017 / 06:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Poland's government has adopted multiple resolutions establishing 2017 as a Jubilee Year for the country, celebrating the 300th anniversary of the first canonical coronation of the image of Our Lady of Czestochowa. “Polish Sejm,...

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The Shocking Nebraska Law That Barred A Nun From Teaching

Lincoln, Neb., Jan 18, 2017 / 04:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Sister Madeleine Miller’s efforts to substitute teach in a Nebraska public school ran afoul of a century-old law that left her bewildered – and prompted the state legislature to take another look at the law’s dark past. “I was just...

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Pro-Life Feminists Booted From Women’s March Sponsorship

Washington D.C., Jan 17, 2017 / 04:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pro-life feminist organization New Wave Feminists has been removed from the official list of sponsors of the Women’s March on Washington 2017. Support of abortion as a fundamental principle of the upcoming January march has been cited as...

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Will The Church Of England Apologize For Reformation-Era Violence?

London, England, Jan 17, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Ahead of the Church of England’s General Synod, the Archbishop of Canterbury may be preparing a statement expected to call for repentance for the violence of the English Reformation. “As the Church of England prepares to celebrate the...