Eucharist the ‘bread of love’, Pope says on Corpus Christi

Rome, Italy, Jun 19, 2014 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- During Mass for the feast of Corpus Christi, Pope Francis exhorted the faithful to avoid the “false bread” of the world, and to remember that God’s food truly satisfies. “To live the experience of faith means to let the Lord nourish us and to build our existence not on material goods, but on the reality that does not perish: the gifts of God, his word and his body,” the Pope said in his June 19 homily during … [Read more...]

Marriage stabilizing for society, activists proclaim

Washington D.C., Jun 19, 2014 / 02:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Political leaders told crowds at the March for Marriage to not be afraid to speak the truth about marriage and the unique and essential role both a father and a mother play in a child’s life. Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum told CNA during the June 19 March for Marriage in Washington, D.C. that supporters of marriage should “reclaim marriage” and be “proclaiming marriage for the public good it … [Read more...]

Chilean bishop: World Cup should remind us of human dignity

Valdivia, Chile, Jun 19, 2014 / 01:58 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The World Cup should be an opportunity to emphasize that all persons, soccer players included, have worth because of their human dignity and not because of their physical condition, a Chilean bishop has said. May the World Cup be “an opportunity to keep in mind that all people, including soccer players, have worth because of their human dignity and not because of their physical condition or the value of their passes,” … [Read more...]

Auxiliary bishop of Baltimore transferred to Springfield

Springfield, Mass., Jun 19, 2014 / 12:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Thursday appointed Bishop Mitchell Rozanski, an auxiliary of the Baltimore archdiocese, as the head of Massachusetts' Diocese of Springfield, who accepted with gratitude. “It is with deep gratitude to Almighty God, to His Holiness, Pope Francis and to our Papal Nuncio Archbishop Vigano, that I accept His Holiness’ appointment to be the Bishop of Springfield, Massachusetts,” Bishop Rozanski said … [Read more...]

Vatican theologians acknowledge Archbishop Sheen miracle

Vatican City, Jun 19, 2014 / 11:42 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Beloved media personality Archbishop Fulton Sheen is one step closer to beatification after a panel of Vatican theologians unanimously recognized the miraculous recovery of a stillborn baby attributed to Sheen’s intercession. The Diocese of Peoria said June 17 that its bishop, Daniel Jenky, was informed of the decision by the seven-member theological commission that advises the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. A medical … [Read more...]

Catholic News Agency, ACI Group merging into EWTN

Irondale, Ala., Jun 19, 2014 / 10:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In one of the biggest developments in Catholic media history, Catholic News Agency and the Eternal Word Television Network announced Thursday that the two media outlets are merging. The partnership brings the entire ACI Prensa Group – Catholic News Agency, as well as the Spanish language ACI Prensa and the Portuguese ACI Digital – into the EWTN family. “EWTN has been a partner with both Catholic News Agency and ACI … [Read more...]

Child migrants may be refugees seeking asylum, experts say

Washington D.C., Jun 19, 2014 / 10:24 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Two migration experts have said that many unaccompanied child immigrants to the U.S. from Mexico and Central America could qualify as refugees fleeing violence, and thus be granted asylum. Rick Jones, a Catholic Relief Services official who has lived in Central America for 27 years, told CNA the “epidemic of violence” in the region is behind the massive spike of migrants from those countries. “If this were a … [Read more...]


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