Pope Francis: Let Jesus satisfy your hunger for God

Vatican City, Jul 26, 2015 / 10:33 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Jesus Christ’s miraculous multiplication of the loaves shows that he offers “fullness of life for hungry man,” Pope Francis said Sunday. He encouraged everyone to offer what little they have to God so that God can multiply their gifts and good deeds. “Jesus satisfies not only material hunger, but the most profound of hungers, the hunger for meaning in life, the hunger for God,” the Pope said in his remarks … [Read more...]

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Vatican ropes in global leaders to fight climate change, modern slavery

Vatican City, Jul 26, 2015 / 06:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Drawing dozens of mayors from major cities worldwide to discuss the link between slavery and climate change, this week's Vatican conference showed how secular leaders are responding to Pope Francis' lead in protecting the environment – and, more importantly, the vulnerable. “The Church has a role to protect the vulnerable, and if we follow the words of the Pope, we actually bring into account those who create … [Read more...]

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How Laudato Si is being put into practice in India

Miao, India, Jul 25, 2015 / 04:22 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The diocese of Miao, India sits in rich, mountainous forest terrain on the edge of the Himalayas. Most of its residents are tribal artisans whose livelihood is solely dependent on the local natural resources and the forest’s produce. So the release of the Pope’s recent encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si, hit particularly close to home for the diocese, which falls in India's furthest northeastern state of Arunachal … [Read more...]

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Long-serving Cardinal Baum lived a generous response to God

Washington D.C., Jul 25, 2015 / 11:25 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal William W. Baum, a past Archbishop of Washington and the longest-serving American cardinal, died on Thursday at the age of 88. His death prompted outpourings of thanksgiving for his life and a special telegram from Pope Francis. “As we grieve our loss we also thank God for his ministry,” Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington said July 24. “Cardinal Baum was a joy-filled priest with a firm personal commitment … [Read more...]

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What you think you know about human trafficking is probably wrong

Washington D.C., Jul 25, 2015 / 06:37 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Human trafficking. It’s been called “modern-day slavery” and a “silent epidemic.” It affects tens of millions every year and yet remains largely in the shadows – even within the United States. Much remains to be done in fighting the scourge of human trafficking, say experts and survivors. And that starts with a better understanding of what trafficking really looks like. But while initiatives … [Read more...]

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Is the Pope’s challenge to America having an anti-Francis effect?

South Bend, Ind., Jul 24, 2015 / 04:57 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Most Americans have a favorable view of Pope Francis, but an apparent decline in their numbers may be due to his implicit challenge to American culture, one observer has said. “Americans never react well when an international leader criticizes their culture,” Dr. Kathleen Cummings, a University of Notre Dame professor of American Studies, told CNA July 24. “Given that Pope Francis has done so implicitly in his … [Read more...]

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Is the Pope’s challenge to America having an anti-Francis effect?

South Bend, Ind., Jul 24, 2015 / 04:57 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Most Americans have a favorable view of Pope Francis, but an apparent decline in their numbers may be due to his implicit challenge to American culture, one observer has said. “Americans never react well when an international leader criticizes their culture,” Dr. Kathleen Cummings, a University of Notre Dame professor of American Studies, told CNA July 24. “Given that Pope Francis has done so implicitly in his … [Read more...]

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