Franciscans of the Immaculate to receive house in Rome

Vatican City, Jun 26, 2014 / 05:18 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican has revealed that a house is being sought for members of the Friars of the Immaculate who study in Rome, and assured that Pope Francis is well-informed on the order’s temporary receivership. In a statement released June 24, Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. published the answer of Archbishop Jose Rodriguez Carballo addressing several questions regarding the Franciscans of the Immaculate following a June 10 … [Read more...]

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Apostolate teaches women their ‘irreplaceable’ value, dignity

Denver, Colo., Jun 26, 2014 / 04:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In 2003, a trio of laywomen in Denver were inspired by the writings of Pope John Paul II to create a Catholic study apostolate for women. Eleven years later, what began as a grassroots effort has become an international organization, reaching the lives of more than 25,000 women, and working to transform culture by educating women on their authentic dignity and true femininity. “I think the message that women need to hear the … [Read more...]

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Vatican to appoint adviser for Legionaries of Christ

Vatican City, Jun 26, 2014 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a statement released by Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J., the Vatican spokesman revealed that the Holy See is to appoint an adviser to assist the Legionaries in the revision of their newly-drafted constitutions. Having received numerous questions from journalists regarding the state of the Legionaries in light of the set revisions, Fr. Lombardi published the answers he received from spoken with Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz and Archbishop Jose … [Read more...]

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IRS ordered to pay $50,000 to marriage defense group

Washington D.C., Jun 26, 2014 / 02:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A federal court has ordered the IRS to pay $50,000 to the National Organization for Marriage due to the leak of confidential tax documents, but the organization has called for further investigation to determine the extent of the wrongdoing. “Thanks to a lot of hard work, we've forced the IRS to admit that they in fact were the ones to break the law and wrongfully released this confidential information,” National … [Read more...]

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Holy See bolsters financial transparency in Argentine agreement

Vatican City, Jun 26, 2014 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican's financial watchdog signed a memorandum of understanding with its Argentine counterpart Tuesday, extending and bolstering its anti-money laundering reforms. For the first time, the signing of such a memorandum took place within the Vatican. It was signed by the director of the Holy See's Financial Information Authority, Rene Bruelhart, and the president of Argentina's Unidad de Informacion Financera, Jose … [Read more...]

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New York Catholics angered over financial hit to students

New York City, N.Y., Jun 25, 2014 / 04:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Local Catholics are lamenting New York state legislators' move to deny a tax credit that would boost funding to create scholarships for students in need at private and religious schools. Cardinal Timothy Dolan and the New York Catholic Conference had strongly supported the Education Investment Tax Credit, with both voicing deep disappointment that the bill was not passed. “Along with Catholic school families across … [Read more...]

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Chaldean priest says little hope for Christians in Iraq

El Cajon, Calif., Jun 25, 2014 / 04:42 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- It has been more than four decades since Father Michael Bazzi left his home country of Iraq. But the plight of Christians there at the hands of militant Muslim groups remains at the forefront of his mind. “Today, there is no future (for Christians),” Fr. Bazzi, pastor of Saint Peter Chaldean Catholic Church in El Cajon, Calif., told CNA on June 18. “These people, they hang, they behead people who don't … [Read more...]

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