Crux partners with Knights of Columbus

New Haven, Conn., Mar 15, 2016 / 03:22 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic news website Crux has announced a partnership with the Knights of Columbus, following the Boston Globe dropping its financial backing of the outlet.Under the new partnership, Crux will remain an independent news site, headed by veteran Vatican analyst John Allen and reporter Inés San Martín.“We are thrilled with this partnership with the Knights of Columbus,” Allen said in a statement. … [Read more...]

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Fr. Virgilio Elizondo, who died in apparent suicide, mourned

San Antonio, Texas, Mar 15, 2016 / 02:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller of San Antonio has released a statement mourning the death of one of his priests, Father Virgilio Elizondo, who was found dead on Monday of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.“I join the priests of the Archdiocese of San Antonio as we are deeply saddened and stunned by the news of the death of Father Virgilio Elizondo on March 14,” Archbishop Garcia-Siller stated. “This is … [Read more...]

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Sweeping vote in Utah labels porn dangerous to public health

Salt Lake City, Utah, Mar 15, 2016 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Utah's state legislature recently passed a resolution warning about the harm pornography does to individuals, families and society.The resolution says that the state legislature “recognizes that pornography is a public health hazard leading to a broad spectrum of individual and public health impacts and societal harms.”Susan Dennin, a spokesperson for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City, said the move … [Read more...]

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It’s official – Mother Teresa will be canonized September 4

Vatican City, Mar 15, 2016 / 03:57 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After months of anticipation, the date of Mother Teresa’s canonization has finally been announced. It falls on Sept. 4, which this year will also mark a special jubilee for workers and volunteers of mercy.Though it's been rumored for months that Mother Teresa’s canonization will take place Sept. 4, the Vatican made the date official during a March 15 consistory of cardinals.Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu … [Read more...]

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Five years into the Syrian Civil War, a look at those who’ve fled

Washington D.C., Mar 15, 2016 / 03:12 am (CNA).- March 15 marks five years since civil war broke out in Syria. The conflict has had devastating consequences for the people of the country, many of whom have been forced to flee.Since 2011, Catholic Relief Services has helped to assist more than 1 million Syrians in the Middle East and Europe who have been affected by the war. The following Q-and-A is offered by Kevin Hartigan, who serves as CRS’ regional director for the Middle … [Read more...]

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Pope announces Palestinian as winner of international teaching prize

Vatican City, Mar 15, 2016 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Palestinian school teacher on Sunday became the recipient of a US$1m international award for her work with children – and it was Pope Francis who announced the winner.“A population that is not well educated because of wars, or by other reasons that exist in order not to get any education, is a population that decays,” the Pope said in a pre-recorded video message announcing Hanan Al Hroub as the winner of the Global … [Read more...]

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House backs genocide label for Christians under ISIS

Washington D.C., Mar 14, 2016 / 07:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. House of Representative voted Monday to declare that what is happening to Christians and other ethnic and religious minorities in the Middle East is genocide. H. Con. Res. 75, introduced by Reps. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) and Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) in September, expresses “the sense of Congress” that perpetrators of “atrocities” against Christians, Yezidis, Turkmens, Kurds, and other minorities in … [Read more...]

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