A supernatural sign? Rare solar halo appears at Romero beatification

Rome, Italy, Jun 1, 2015 / 10:30 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As the relics of Blessed Oscar Romero were brought out for veneration during his beatification Mass in San Salvador, the cloudy skies parted and a ring of light – known as a “solar halo” – appeared around the sun. “Honestly, I think this one of the most supernatural things I have ever experienced in my life,” Father Manuel Dorantes told CNA May 29. A priest of the diocese of Chicago and Spanish … [Read more...]

Indifference to migrants is unacceptable, Pope tells Dominican Republic bishops

Vatican City, Jun 1, 2015 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Church in the Dominican Republic cannot be indifferent to the plight of Haitian immigrants, Pope Francis said last week during a meeting with the Dominican Republic's Catholic bishops. “Pastoral and charitable attention to immigrants, especially those from neighboring Haiti, who seek better conditions of life in the Dominican territory, cannot allow indifference on the part of pastor's of the Church,”the Pope said … [Read more...]

‘Gay agenda’ at the World Meeting of Families? Not at all, Philly Archdiocese says

Philadelphia, Pa., May 31, 2015 / 08:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In response to claims that a “homosexual activist” is acting as “gatekeeper” to exhibitors at the upcoming World Meeting of Families, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has said that nothing could be farther from the truth.“Recently, some confusion has arisen regarding who is responsible for determining eligibility for individuals and groups applying to become exhibitors at the World Meeting of Families … [Read more...]

‘Gay agenda’ at the World Meeting of Families? Not at all, Philly Archdiocese says

Philadelphia, Pa., May 31, 2015 / 08:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In response to claims that a “homosexual activist” is acting as “gatekeeper” to exhibitors at the upcoming World Meeting of Families, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has said that nothing could be farther from the truth.“Recently, some confusion has arisen regarding who is responsible for determining eligibility for individuals and groups applying to become exhibitors at the World Meeting of Families … [Read more...]

Are farming co-ops just a hipster trend? These Catholics beg to differ

San Francisco, Calif., May 31, 2015 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Anyone who's familiar with “Portlandia” probably remembers Colin the chicken – a heritage-breed, woodland-raised fowl who was fed a diet of sheep's milk, soy and (local) hazelnuts and lived a happy life on a (local) 4-acre farm before succumbing to its fate on the plates of two insufferable hipsters. While the comedy show, based in and around Portland, Ore., takes cultural mores to hilarious extremes, … [Read more...]

On feast of the Holy Trinity, Church celebrates ‘love of the living God’

Vatican City, May 31, 2015 / 12:52 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In the revelation of the Holy Trinity, God shows the Church his selfless love and unity that we are called to foster in our own communities, Pope Francis said in his Sunday Angelus address.“The Trinity is a communion of divine persons who are one with the other, one for the other, one in the other: this communion is the life of God, the mystery of the love of the living God,” the Pope said in his May 31 address.Like the … [Read more...]

Pope’s environmental encyclical to be titled ‘Laudato Sii’ (Praised Be You)

Vatican City, May 31, 2015 / 07:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Taken from St. Francis of Assisi’s “Canticle of the Sun” prayer praising God for creation, the likely name of the Pope’s upcoming encyclical was informally announced just weeks before its anticipated publication. Fr. Giuseppe Costa, director of the Vatican Publishing House, reportedly announced the encyclical’s title during the delivery of the Cardinal Michele Giordano prize Saturday afternoon, May 30, in Naples. The prize honors the forme … [Read more...]


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