Bring Jesus to those outside Church, Pope tells altar servers

Vatican City, Aug 5, 2014 / 04:51 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Tuesday met with more than 50,000 altar servers on an annual pilgrimage to Rome from Germany, urging them to bring Jesus to the world, especially those outside the Church. “You are called to speak of Jesus to your contemporaries, not only those within your parishes or associations, but especially to those outside,” he told the altar servers after a Vespers prayer service Aug. 5. He stressed that there must … [Read more...]

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Catholic religious brother dies of Ebola in Liberia

Monrovia, Liberia, Aug 5, 2014 / 03:41 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Saint Joseph’s Catholic Hospital and the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God in Liberia have announced that a hospital director passed away Aug. 2 after contracting the Ebola virus. Brother Patrick Nshamdze, 52, had been a member of the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God for 23 years. He reportedly contracted the Ebola virus on July 29, just two weeks after testing negative for the illness. So far the Ebola virus has … [Read more...]

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Three US states back EWTN religious liberty lawsuit

Washington D.C., Aug 5, 2014 / 12:49 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Alabama, Georgia, and Florida each filed legal briefs on Monday in support of EWTN in a lawsuit over the HHS mandate, saying the federal rule unjustly and illegally burdens the network’s religious freedom. “We are grateful for all the support that we have received in our fight for religious freedom,” EWTN chairman Michael Warsaw said Aug. 4. With their “amicus curiae” briefs, the three states join 20 … [Read more...]

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Pope will meet with survivors of Korean ferry disaster

Seoul, South Korea, Aug 5, 2014 / 10:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The organizing committee of Pope Francis’ trip to South Korea next week have revealed that he will meet with survivors of the April 16 ferry disaster, as well as relatives of those who died. “During a Mass in Daejeon, Pope Francis will meet with the survivors of the Sewol ferry disaster and family members of the victims,” Hur Young-yup, spokesman for a committee organizing the papal visit, stated in a press … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis to give live radio interview on Argentine station

Vatican City, Aug 5, 2014 / 05:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- This Friday Pope Francis will give a live interview on an Argentine radio station that he helped raise the money to found while Archbishop of Buenos Aires. Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J., confirmed the event, telling CNA Aug. 4 that although he doesn’t know exactly how it will be done, most likely “the Pope will make a telephone call to the local radio, and this will be aired on the radio itself.” Fr. … [Read more...]

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Campaign seeks to help educate escaped Nigerian schoolgirls

Washington D.C., Aug 5, 2014 / 04:18 am (CNA).- As more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls remain missing after being kidnapped this spring, one human rights group has started a campaign to help educate those who were able to escape. “Right now as these courageous girls remain in Nigeria, they are confronted daily with the paralyzing fear of recapture and potential village attacks,” Jubilee Campaign legal intern Sarah Jane Norris told CNA. “These are our sisters-in-Christ and … [Read more...]

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Marriage’s indissolubility a dogma, cardinal clarifies

Vatican City, Aug 5, 2014 / 02:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a book-length interview, Cardinal Gerhard Mueller has underscored that the indissolubility of the marriage is no mere doctrine, but a dogma of the Church, and stressed the need to recover the sacramental understanding of marriage and family. Cardinal Mueller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, granted the interview in June to the Spanish journalist Carlos Granados, director of the Biblioteca de Autores … [Read more...]

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