Congressman: Zika virus should inspire care, not fear

Washington D.C., Feb 17, 2016 / 12:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Fears of the Zika virus outbreak’s possible effects on the health of women and unborn children should be a motivation to help those infected and prevent more infections, one congressman said last week.“Experts cite possible links with the Zika infection of pregnant mothers and disorders affecting their unborn children, although they – including our witnesses today – are quick to point out that no definitive … [Read more...]

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10 things you may have missed from the Pope’s visit to Chiapas

Mexico City, Mexico, Feb 16, 2016 / 06:50 pm (CNA).- On Feb. 15, Pope Francis visited Chiapas State in southeast Mexico. Spending the day in San Cristóbal de las Casas and Tuxtla Gutiérrez, he showed his affection for the native communities and for the weakest among them. Here are some great moments you might have missed:1. A crown and necklace of flowers for the PopeA group of indigenous people welcomed Pope Francis at the airport in Tuxla. They gave him three gifts of great … [Read more...]

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What Pope Francis told a stunningly large crowd of Mexican youth

Morelia, Mexico, Feb 16, 2016 / 04:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In his visit to Morelia – one of Mexico's most violent cities – Pope Francis had a strong message for the country's youth: rather than allowing themselves to be used and trampled on, he told them to recognize their value and to place their hope in Jesus.One of Mexico's greatest treasures “is that it has a youthful face: its young people...you are the wealth of this land,” the Pope told them Feb. … [Read more...]

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[WATCH LIVE] Papal visit to Mexico: Meeting with young people

Morelia, Mexico, Feb 16, 2016 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- Watch LIVE coverage of Pope Francis' meeting with young people in the “José María Morelos y Pavón” stadium in Morelia, Mexico at 5:30pm EST. … [Read more...]

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Resignation is from the devil, Pope warns Mexican priests, religious

Mexico City, Mexico, Feb 16, 2016 / 09:46 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In the face of corruption, violence, and atrocities against the human person, resignation becomes the “devil's favorite weapon,” Pope Francis told priests, religious, and seminarians on the fourth day of his journey to Mexico.   “What temptation can come to us from places often dominated by violence, corruption, drug trafficking, disregard for human dignity, and indifference in the face of suffering and … [Read more...]

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There’s no question – reporting abuse is a must, Cardinal O’Malley says

Rome, Italy, Feb 16, 2016 / 09:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After recent media reports suggested the Vatican is telling bishops to cover up sexual abuse, the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has said that reporting abuse is not just a civil responsibility, but a moral one.“The crimes and sins of the sexual abuse of children must not be kept secret for any longer. I pledge the zealous vigilance of the Church to protect children and the promise of accountability for … [Read more...]

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[Coming Up] Papal visit to Mexico: Holy Mass with priests, men and women religious, consecrated people and seminarians

Morelia, Mexico, Feb 16, 2016 / 08:30 am (CNA).- Watch LIVE coverage of Pope Francis celebrating Holy Mass with priests, men and women religious, consecrated people and seminarians at “Venustiano Carranza” Stadium in Morelia, Mexico at 11:00am EST. … [Read more...]

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