Franciscan University undaunted after HHS suit dismissed

Steubenville, Ohio, Mar 25, 2013 / 05:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Although a judge has dismissed Franciscan University of Steubenville's lawsuit against the federal contraception mandate, the school says it will continue to fight for its religious liberty. “We will not stop fighting this unjust mandate, this unjust attack on our first freedoms,” said Michael Hernon, vice president of advancement at Franciscan University. “As a university, we believe this goes right to … [Read more...]

American seminarians experience rewards of Lent in Rome

Rome, Italy, Mar 25, 2013 / 04:41 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Two American seminarians living and studying in Rome have found that their experience of Lent this year has been both challenging and rewarding. “I’ve given up eating burgers and eating out, but I’ve also added things to my prayer regiment,” said Kyle Sahd, originally from the Diocese of Harrisburg in Pennsylvania.   For Sahd that means organizing Mass at the Station Churches, which the Pontifical North … [Read more...]

Priest says Pope’s election bearing spiritual fruit in Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mar 25, 2013 / 04:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Father Marcelo Pettinaroli, pastor of Our Lady of Carmen in Buenos Aires, said the election of Pope Francis has brought rich spiritual blessings to the country of Argentina.“There are more people coming to confession, the churches are full, and I think that this is a time of special grace for the universal Church and for the Church in Argentina,” Fr. Pettinaroli told CNA in a March 19 interview.While the … [Read more...]

Two books by Pope Francis due to be published in Italian

Vatican City, Mar 25, 2013 / 02:16 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Two books written by Pope Francis while he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires will be available on March 26, according to the Vatican.Both texts were written in Spanish in 2006. They are entitled “Humility, the road towards God,” and “Recovering from Corruption” – also called “Corruption and sin: some thoughts on corruption.”Both draw upon Jesuit spirituality, offering solutions for the … [Read more...]

Two books by Pope Francis due to be published in Italian

Vatican City, Mar 25, 2013 / 02:16 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Two books written by Pope Francis while he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires will be available on March 26, according to the Vatican.Both texts were written in Spanish in 2006. They are entitled “Humility, the road towards God,” and “Recovering from Corruption” – also called “Corruption and sin: some thoughts on corruption.”Both draw upon Jesuit spirituality, offering solutions for the … [Read more...]

Pope plans full Easter schedule with a twist

Vatican City, Mar 25, 2013 / 10:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis will celebrate a full schedule this Holy Week, including washing the feet of youth detainees and leading the Stations of the Cross at the Coliseum. His six main events are: Chrism Mass at Saint Peter’s Basilica on Holy Thursday morning, followed by Mass at a youth detention center that evening, a Communion service and Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday evening and Easter Mass on Sunday … [Read more...]

Pope plans full Easter schedule with a twist

Vatican City, Mar 25, 2013 / 10:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis will celebrate a full schedule this Holy Week, including washing the feet of youth detainees and leading the Stations of the Cross at the Coliseum. His six main events are: Chrism Mass at Saint Peter’s Basilica on Holy Thursday morning, followed by Mass at a youth detention center that evening, a Communion service and Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday evening and Easter Mass on Sunday … [Read more...]


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