Global symposium aims to educate media on religious liberty

Rome, Italy, Mar 24, 2014 / 12:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Alliance Defending Freedom, a legal advocacy association, is hosting a conference in Rome this week to inform members of the media about its work in defense of religious freedom. “Alliance Defending Freedom is hosting an International Media Symposium to educate the media about the legal issues that are threatening human dignity, religious liberty, the sanctity of life, the future of the family,” Alan Sears, president of the … [Read more...]

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Vatican launches astronomy class for parish educators

Vatican City, Mar 24, 2014 / 08:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican’s Observatory has announced that for the first time it will be hosting a workshop analyzing the relationship of faith and astronomy for parish educators, which is slated to take place next spring. “We had done something similar to this only for bishops, held in Rome back in 1990. After nearly 25 years it was certainly time to try it again!” Br. Guy Consolmagno stated in comments made to CNA on March … [Read more...]

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Pope: only the humble, marginalized ‘obtain salvation’

Vatican City, Mar 24, 2014 / 07:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his daily homily Pope Francis dedicated his reflections to the virtue of humility, explaining that only the “outcasts” who recognize their need of God know what it means to be saved. “Jesus tells us: ‘if you do not put yourself on the margins, if you don’t feel what it is to be an outcast, you will not obtain salvation,’” the Pope observed in his March 24 daily Mass. Addressing those … [Read more...]

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Pope decries escalating violence in South Sudan

Vatican City, Mar 24, 2014 / 05:01 am (CNA).- In a letter sent to the archbishop of the South Sudanese capital Juba, Pope Francis urged the nation's citizens to find a peaceful solution to conflicts and to seek the common good over personal interests. Read aloud by Cardinal Peter Turkson during Sunday Mass, the March 23 letter addressed to Archbishop Paulino Lukudu Loro entreated all parties to “tirelessly seek peaceful solutions, enabling the common good to prevail over particular … [Read more...]

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New confirmation program aims to transform Catholic youth

Denver, Colo., Mar 23, 2014 / 03:18 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Youth minister and Catholic speaker Chris Stefanick says that his confirmation preparation program “Chosen” aims to catechize and evangelize teens in a transformative way that leads them to Jesus Christ.“When people hear the faith in a way that’s both true and compelling, it reaches them where they’re at. They respond just as much, just as wholeheartedly, as they did 2,000 years ago,” Chris Stefanick, … [Read more...]

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Upcoming day of reconciliation announced by Pope

Vatican City, Mar 23, 2014 / 06:38 am (CNA).- During his Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis announced that March 28-29 would be “24 hours for the Lord,” during which people can find special opportunities for prayer and the sacrament of confession. “Next Friday and Saturday we will live a special moment of penance, called ‘24 hours for the Lord.’ It will begin with a (liturgical) Celebration in the Basilica of St. Peter’s (on) Friday afternoon, then in the evening … [Read more...]

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Nigerian Catholics risk violence, lives to attend Mass

Abuja, Nigeria, Mar 23, 2014 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics in a northern Nigerian city are risking their lives to attend Sunday Mass, as their community has fallen prey to violence from radical extremists. “There were a lot of bomb explosions, but that did not seem to deter people from coming to church,” said Fr. John Bakeni, the celebrant of a March 14 Mass in St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Maiduguri. “It was a very humbling and edifying experience to see so … [Read more...]

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