Manoppello’s Holy Face shrine sees uptick in US interest

Rome, Italy, Jan 26, 2014 / 04:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Shrine to the Holy Face of Christ tucked into Italy's Appennine mountains is starting to catch the attention of the world, particularly that of American Catholics.   “We have a lot of Italians, of course, and many Germans but now we're seeing more and more pilgrims from the U.S.,” said Sister Blandina Paschalis Schloemer, a Trappist nun and daily pilgrim that lives within eye-shot of the shrine.   The … [Read more...]

Don’t build fences around Gospel, Pope urges

Vatican City, Jan 26, 2014 / 09:46 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his Angelus message delivered in Rome on Sunday, Pope Francis exhorted the crowds to proclaim their faith throughout the world. In today’s day and age, “we can be frightened and give into the temptation to build fences to be safer, more secure. But Jesus teaches us that the good news is not reserved for a part of humanity, and to communicate it to everyone,” said the Pope on Jan. 26. The Gospel message “is a … [Read more...]

Death penalty debate aims to give public voice to Church

Boulder, Colo., Jan 26, 2014 / 06:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Aquinas Institute for Catholic Thought will host a debate at the University of Colorado next week on the use of the death penalty in the U.S., demonstrating the Church's desire for dialogue. “We're showing that the Church has something to say about the common good in society as a whole, and we really want to be a voice in that public debate,” Scott Powell, director of scriptural theology at St. Thomas Aquinas … [Read more...]


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