Pope urges lawmakers to embrace faith over ‘theology of duty’

Vatican City, Mar 27, 2014 / 05:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Saying Mass for some 500 Italian parliamentarians Thursday, Pope Francis warned them of the corruption of the heart, imploring them not to slip from the theology of faith to a theology of duty. Describing the religious leaders whom Christ encountered, Pope Francis said March 27, “they resisted the salvation of the Lord’s love, and thus slipped away from the faith, from a theology of faith to a theology of … [Read more...]

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Congressmen support legal challenges to HHS mandate

Washington D.C., Mar 27, 2014 / 02:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pro-life members of the House of Representatives spoke out in support of the Green and Hahn families after they argued in front of the Supreme Court in defense of their religious liberty rights. "To tell people that their conscience is irrelevant and that they must follow the federal government’s conscience rather than their own is completely antithetical to the American principle of freedom of religion and the First … [Read more...]

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British paper suspends writer who looked forward to Benedict’s death

London, England, Mar 27, 2014 / 01:55 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Tablet, a British Catholic weekly, has suspended its Rome correspondent Robert Mickens after he publicly referred to Benedict XVI as “the Rat” and anticipated his death. In a March 2 Facebook post about Cardinal Loris Francesco Capovilla, who was Pope John XXIII's secretary and was elevated to the red Feb. 22, Mickens wrote: “This should have happened a LONG time ago. Do you think he'll make it to the … [Read more...]

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Obama meets with Pope at time of ‘tense’ relations with Church

Vatican City, Mar 27, 2014 / 11:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- U.S. President Barack Obama’s March 27 meeting with Pope Francis comes at a time of tension between his administration and the Church over religious liberty, several Catholic leaders have said. “There has been a great deal of acrimony over issues related to religious freedom. This is something new and quite serious, since it affects the ability of the Church to carry out its mission,” V. Bradley Lewis, a philosophy … [Read more...]

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Schedule for Pope’s Holy Land visit released

Vatican City, Mar 27, 2014 / 08:41 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Holy See has officially published the itinerary for Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to the Holy Land, during which he is slated to travel to Jordan, the State of Palestine, and Israel. Announced by Pope Francis himself during his Jan. 5 Sunday Angelus address, he revealed that the principal goal of the trip is “to commemorate the historic meeting between Pope Paul VI and the Patriarch Athenagoras I, that occurred … 50 … [Read more...]

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Pope, Obama discuss relations between Church and State

Vatican City, Mar 27, 2014 / 08:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During the March 27 meeting between Pope Francis and President Barack Obama, the two exchanged cordial discussion regarding the state of the Church in the U.S., as well as topics of shared interest. Lasting approximately 50 minutes long, the meeting marks Obama’s second encounter with a Roman Pontiff since his election in 2008, the first being between him and Benedict XVI in July of 2009. Upon greeting each other, Obama asked … [Read more...]

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Change in annulment process could lead to ‘grave damage’

Washington D.C., Mar 27, 2014 / 04:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Ecclesiastical tribunals are an essential part of the Church's saving mission -- thus changes to their procedures, including the annulment process, should be considered with great care, Cardinal Raymond Burke has said. Understanding the Church's tribunal system, Cardinal Burke said March 20, "requires an understanding of the service of canon law in general to the saving mission of the Church, and its role in the Petrine … [Read more...]

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