Catholic nurse executed by Nazis remembered in Rome

Rome, Italy, Mar 7, 2013 / 04:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Blessed Maria Restituta, a Catholic nurse who was decapitated by the Nazis in March of 1943, was remembered for her courageous martyrdom during a recent Mass in Rome.Cardinal Christoph Shonborn recalled the 70th anniversary of Blessed Maria’s death during a celebration of the Liturgy of the Word on March 6.The Mass was held at the Basilica of St. Bartholomew, which was dedicated by Pope John Paul II to the memory of the martyrs of … [Read more...]

Catholic nurse executed by Nazis remembered in Rome

Rome, Italy, Mar 7, 2013 / 04:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Blessed Maria Restituta, a Catholic nurse who was decapitated by the Nazis in March of 1943, was remembered for her courageous martyrdom during a recent Mass in Rome.Cardinal Christoph Shonborn recalled the 70th anniversary of Blessed Maria’s death during a celebration of the Liturgy of the Word on March 6.The Mass was held at the Basilica of St. Bartholomew, which was dedicated by Pope John Paul II to the memory of the martyrs of … [Read more...]

Vatican post office sells over 150k Vacant See sets

Vatican City, Mar 7, 2013 / 04:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican is now selling special stamps and envelopes that are made only when there is no Pope.“They are very important stamps because they are issued only when the Pope is not in his place,” said Mauro Olivieri, the head of the Vatican’s post office.In a March 7 interview with CNA, Olivieri explained why the post office has already sold over 150,000 sets of Sede Vacante stamps.“The value is very high for … [Read more...]

Archbishop Chaput to consolidate Philadelphia seminary

Philadelphia, Pa., Mar 7, 2013 / 03:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has announced his plan to consolidate Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary's operations, as part of his ongoing reform of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. “Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary is the heart of our Church in Philadelphia, and we remain dedicated to not only maintaining its presence in our community, but strengthening it for many generations to come,” Archbishop Chaput, the head of the … [Read more...]

Book on Benedict XVI’s final speeches planned

Rome, Italy, Mar 7, 2013 / 12:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A book on all of Benedict XVI’s speeches from the moment he announced his resignation until his last day as pontiff will be published March 11.The book’s title is “Non mi sono mai sentito solo” in Italian, which translates as “I have never felt alone.” It will also include his resignation speech, Ash Wednesday homily and address at a meeting with all of Rome’s clergy.The Vatican’s … [Read more...]

Final cardinal arrives in Rome for conclave

Vatican City, Mar 7, 2013 / 08:15 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The last cardinal to arrive in Rome for the election of a new Pope is supposed to land this afternoon, in time for Thursday’s second general meeting. Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi began the March 7 daily press briefing by telling reporters, “there is no date,” which was followed by sighs from the media. However, the progress toward a date for the conclave did make visible progress with the planned arrival … [Read more...]

Mock conclave teaches Catholic students about faith

Alexandria, Va., Mar 7, 2013 / 04:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The principal at a Virginia Catholic grade school said he hopes an elaborate mock conclave recently held by students and staff will help enrich the school’s efforts to teach the Catholic faith.“Primarily, my hope for this is that the kids, through understanding what’s going on, would be more invigorated in their faith,” Principal Dan Baillargeon told CNA on March 5.Employees and numerous parent volunteers at … [Read more...]


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