Pope Francis calls it – discrimination against the disabled is ‘ugly’

Vatican City, Jun 11, 2016 / 11:56 am (CNA/EWTN News).- No single person is more valuable than another, especially when it comes to those with disabilities, Pope Francis said on Saturday,, insisting that these people have a unique richness, and that discriminating against them is “one of the ugliest things” we can do.When asked by a young woman named Serena, 25 and in a wheelchair, why some disabled people aren’t able to receive Communion or go to Mass like other members of … [Read more...]

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Religious sisters dare young women to share their God-given gifts

Washington D.C., Jun 11, 2016 / 09:37 am (CNA).- Young women and religious sisters from around the country are gathering in Washington, D.C. to discover and share their unique talents, training them to use those gifts for the good of the Church and of the world.“There are a lot of leadership initiatives for high school and college women, but we’ve never seen one in the Church that brings forth consecrated women working together, speaking to young women regardless of … [Read more...]

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Social media, WYD, and a ‘tweetable’ Pope – evangelizing in a digital era

Vatican City, Jun 11, 2016 / 06:48 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As thousands of young people prepare to hit Krakow in July for World Youth Day, the race to spread the word about the event is well underway, with organizers turning to social media as a primary platform in conveying the message of a very “sharable” Pope Francis.“Francis is a digital Pope because he’s physical. He has a corporeality, a physicality which is expressed very well with his body posture, with the … [Read more...]

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Social media, WYD, and a ‘tweetable’ Pope – evangelizing in a digital era

Vatican City, Jun 11, 2016 / 06:48 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As thousands of young people prepare to hit Krakow in July for World Youth Day, the race to spread the word about the event is well underway, with organizers turning to social media as a primary platform in conveying the message of a very “sharable” Pope Francis.“Francis is a digital Pope because he’s physical. He has a corporeality, a physicality which is expressed very well with his body posture, with the … [Read more...]

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What Catholic leaders are saying about Paul Ryan’s poverty plan

Washington D.C., Jun 11, 2016 / 06:14 am (CNA).- After U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan announced a task force on poverty this, Catholic leaders and economists weighed in, saying that it was a good starting point, but that more needed to be done.Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami voiced hope that the proposal would be a conversation-starter on poverty, saying it “ought to be a catalyst for strong bi-partisan dialogue about our brothers and sisters in need and our obligations to give them … [Read more...]

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What Catholic leaders are saying about Paul Ryan’s poverty plan

Washington D.C., Jun 11, 2016 / 06:14 am (CNA).- After U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan announced a task force on poverty this, Catholic leaders and economists weighed in, saying that it was a good starting point, but that more needed to be done.Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami voiced hope that the proposal would be a conversation-starter on poverty, saying it “ought to be a catalyst for strong bi-partisan dialogue about our brothers and sisters in need and our obligations to give them … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis: Let’s be clear – assisted suicide is ‘false compassion’

Vatican City, Jun 10, 2016 / 02:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Physician-assisted suicide is part of a “throwaway culture” that offers a “false compassion” and treats a human person as a problem, Pope Francis told medical leaders on Thursday.“True compassion does not marginalize anyone, nor does it humiliate and exclude – much less considers the disappearance of a person as a good thing,” the Pope said. He criticized “those who hide behind an alleged … [Read more...]

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