Mother recalls son waking from coma as best Christmas gift

Rome, Italy, Dec 10, 2012 / 04:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After spending ten years in a comatose state, a young Italian man named Maximiliano Tresoldi woke up on Christmas of 2000 to dry the tears of his mother, Lucrecia. In an interview with CNA, Lucrecia recounted how Maximiliano – Max to his friends – was only 20 years old when he was injured in a car accident on Aug. 15, 1991.   He was diagnosed by doctors as paralyzed “with no chance of recovery,” she … [Read more...]

Virgin of Guadalupe the best evangelist, Supreme Knight reflects

Rome, Italy, Dec 10, 2012 / 02:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Our Lady of Guadalupe is the model for evangelization, especially in America, according to Carl Anderson, head of the Knights of Columbus. “She is the evangelist par excellence, in part because she enters the world...from the beatific vision, a state of supreme closeness to God,” he said Dec. 10 at the “Ecclesia in America” conference in Rome. “Her example and continued motherhood of all peoples is a sure … [Read more...]

Virgin of Guadalupe the best evangelist, Supreme Knight reflects

Rome, Italy, Dec 10, 2012 / 02:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Our Lady of Guadalupe is the model for evangelization, especially in America, according to Carl Anderson, head of the Knights of Columbus. “She is the evangelist par excellence, in part because she enters the world...from the beatific vision, a state of supreme closeness to God,” he said Dec. 10 at the “Ecclesia in America” conference in Rome. “Her example and continued motherhood of all peoples is a sure … [Read more...]

Pope calls for renewed missionary spirit in the Americas

Vatican City, Dec 10, 2012 / 01:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The solution to the issues plaguing the American continent is to renew faith in Christ, Pope Benedict XVI said as he helped open a conference on the Church in the Americas.“A renewed missionary spirit and zealous generosity in your commitment will be an irreplaceable contribution to what the universal Church expects and needs from the Church in America,” Pope Benedict said.He made his remarks to participants in the Dec. … [Read more...]

Vatican finds Chilean priest guilty of abusive conduct

Santiago, Chile, Dec 10, 2012 / 12:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has found Chilean priest Father Cristian Precht guilty of abusive conduct and has suspended him from all priestly functions for a period of five years. According to a statement by the Vicar General of Santiago, Msgr. Cristian Contreras Villarroel, the abuse took place over 20 years ago. Fr. Precht is known in Chile for his defense of human rights during the dictatorship of Augusto … [Read more...]

Cardinal encourages creative Catholic unity across Americas

Vatican City, Dec 10, 2012 / 11:36 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Marc Ouellet, the prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops, opened an international meeting on the Catholic Church in the Americas with a homily encouraging creative unity to advance new evangelization across two continents.“(T)here will not be a radiant and missionary Church in America without a solidarity that is more concrete and creative between the North and the South of the continent,” the … [Read more...]


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