Deportation could be a death sentence, bishops warn as raids increase

Washington D.C., May 26, 2016 / 03:07 pm (CNA).- Renewed immigration raids against women and children fail to recognize the severity of situations faced by migrants, who leave Central America to escape death, the U.S. bishops said.“Sending women and children back to Central America will not serve as an effective deterrent to migration because this is a humanitarian crisis and individuals from the region are being forced to flee for their lives,” Bishop Eusebio Elizondo said May … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis’ message for Corpus Christi: Let yourself be broken for others

Rome, Italy, May 26, 2016 / 11:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In breaking bread for his disciples Christ gave an example of what it means to allow oneself to be broken for the good of others, Pope Francis said on the feast of Corpus Christi, explaining that it is the Eucharist which gives us the strength to do this.“Jesus was broken; he is broken for us. And he asks us to give ourselves, to break ourselves, as it were, for others,” the Pope said May 26, during his homily for the Mass of … [Read more...]

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Exorcist says there’s a demon that targets the family

Rome, Italy, May 26, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- There's a demon that specializes in attacking the family, said exorcist César Truqui, a priest who participated in a course on exorcism held in Rome last year.Fr. Truqui warned that everything that is harming the family, including divorce, pleases the devil.Speaking to the Italian weekly Tempi in 2015, the priest said that there is “a demon who specializes in the attack on the family, also cited in the story of Tobias, … [Read more...]

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How Catholic leaders are responding to the Queen’s prison reform speech

London, England, May 26, 2016 / 12:26 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic bishops of England and Wales are ready to support the government’s proposed prison reforms outlined in Queen Elizabeth II’s speech to Parliament.“The Church has a strong practical contribution to make. Our chaplains work in every prison throughout England and Wales, and are often at the forefront of supporting prisoners in their rehabilitation,” Bishop Richard Moth of Arundel and Brighton … [Read more...]

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No, we didn’t hide money, Minnesota archdiocese says of abuse settlement

St. Paul, Minn., May 25, 2016 / 04:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis says his archdiocese has followed the law in its bankruptcy process, responding to claims by abuse victims that some assets were not made public.“The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis has been fully cooperating with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court since filing in January of 2015,” Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda of St. Paul and Minneapolis stated on Tuesday.“Let me be clear: … [Read more...]

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This priest in Cameroon evangelizes through soccer

Mamfe, Cameroon, May 25, 2016 / 04:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Father William Cañón is a Colombian missionary in Cameroon who transforms into a soccer coach every Sunday, helping to bring joy to some 60 local children through sport and camaraderie.“After going to the Eucharist, we gather and provide a time of Christian formation; then, with my limited knowledge of sports, we play soccer,” Father Cañón told Pablo Romero of El Tiempo, a Colombian daily.The … [Read more...]

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Here’s what the next World Meeting of Families will focus on

Vatican City, May 25, 2016 / 12:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- “The Gospel of family, joy for the world.” This is the theme for the 2018 World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Ireland, and it is meant to emphasize the family's role as a stabilizing force in society, said the local archbishop.“The family is not just the object of the attention of the Church,” Archbishop Diarmuid Martin told journalists at a Vatican press briefing Tuesday.Rather, he said, families have a … [Read more...]

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