Men and women complete each other – there’s no other option, Pope says

Vatican City, Apr 22, 2015 / 11:39 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis said Wednesday that marriage is a vocation all believers are called to defend, specifically in terms of the complementarity of the union between a man and a woman. In the account of creation, “man appears for a moment without woman, free and master, but he is alone, he feels alone,” the Pope told attendees of his April 22 general audience. “God himself recognizes that this reality is not good, that there … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis to Cuba: it’s official!

Vatican City, Apr 22, 2015 / 06:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. confirmed to journalists today that Pope Francis will make a pastoral stop in Cuba ahead of his September apostolic voyage to the United States.The Vatican spokesman made the announcement to journalists April 22 around 2:15p.m. in the Holy See press office.In an official statement released shortly after, the spokesman said: “I am able to confirm that the Holy Father Francis, having … [Read more...]

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Why no Catholic is exempt from caring about the environment

Washington D.C., Apr 22, 2015 / 04:25 am (CNA).- What does it mean to be truly pro-life? Amid debates over abortion and the death penalty, Catholic ecologists say that one issue is often overlooked in discussions involving human life and dignity – the environment. “Environmental truths are very much linked to and related to human life issues. They’re really one in the same,” said Bill Patenaude, a special lecturer in theology at Providence College and founder of the … [Read more...]

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Rabbi Toaff: Nazi-fighter, inter-religious giant, and one of the few people remembered in JPII’s will

Rome, Italy, Apr 22, 2015 / 12:01 am (CNA).- Rabbi Elio Toaff, the first rabbi to welcome a Pope to a Roman synagogue, died Sunday at the age of 99. Pope Francis remembered him with gratitude, praising him as “a man of peace and dialogue.” The Pope lauded Rome's former Chief Rabbi in his Monday remarks to a delegation from the Conference of European Rabbis. The papal audience was the first for the conference, which represents about 700 religious leaders of many Orthodox Jewish … [Read more...]

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Fighting ISIS with a school – Iraqi bishop says education is needed for change

Madrid, Spain, Apr 21, 2015 / 03:58 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Bashar Matti Warda is the bishop of Erbil, Iraq, one of the dioceses most attacked by ISIS, and where the most Christian refugees have been taken after fleeing the Islamic State. In an interview with CNA, Bishop Warda said that education will be key in helping to fight the mentality behind ISIS. The bishop was in Madrid for the April 17-19 “We are all Nazarenes” conference. He said that “the fanatical … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis and his growing litany of modern-day martyrs

Vatican City, Apr 21, 2015 / 09:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid a torrent of recent news reports on persecuted Christians, Pope Francis reflected on those killed for their faith and said that these modern “Stephens” suffer as the Church's first martyr did. “The Church today is a Church of martyrs: they suffer, they give their lives and we receive the blessing of God for their witness,” Francis told attendees of his April 21 Mass, held in the Vatican’s … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis accepts resignation of Bishop Robert W. Finn

Vatican City, Apr 21, 2015 / 04:47 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Robert W. Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph has resigned, nearly two and a half years after being the first U.S. bishop convicted of a misdemeanor in failing to report suspected child abuse by a priest in his diocese.  The Vatican confirmed Pope Francis’ acceptance of Bishop Finn’s resignation according to Canon 104 Article 2 in the Code of Canon Law in an April 21 statement, released at noon local time. Article 2 … [Read more...]

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