Argentine priest in railway accident attributes life to Eucharist

Mendoza, Argentina, Apr 21, 2017 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Holy Thursday Father Alejandro Béjar, a priest of the Archdiocese of Mendoza, narrowly escaped being killed by a train. He attributes his survival to consecrated Hosts he was transporting on his way to visit the sick.The April 13 incident took place at a railroad crossing in San Roque as Fr. Béjar was on his way to visit several sick persons, in addition to saying three Masses in the communities under his care.Fr. … [Read more...]

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Why nullity cases always include a defender of the bond

Santiago, Chile, Apr 19, 2017 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In the process of declaring the nullity of marriage there is a position of  utmost importance which allows the judges to reach the moral certainty required to make their judgement: the office of the defender of the bond.A marriage is presumed valid unless it is proved otherwise. The nullity of a marriage is established only when there exists proof that a marriage never in fact took place.The defender of the bond participates in … [Read more...]

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A bleeding host in Argentina? Bishop investigates alleged Eucharistic miracle

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Apr 13, 2017 / 12:43 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A bishop in the Argentine province in Santa Fe is investigating a Eucharistic host that appeared to bleed during adoration at a drug rehabilitation home.Bishop Luis Fernandez of the Rafaela diocese announced that an investigation will be carried out to examine what took place earlier this week, when a group of young people were in Eucharistic adoration and saw a substance in the consecrated host that appeared to be blood.On … [Read more...]

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A bleeding host in Argentina? Bishop investigates alleged Eucharistic miracle

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Apr 13, 2017 / 12:43 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A bishop in the Argentine province in Santa Fe is investigating a Eucharistic host that appeared to bleed during adoration at a drug rehabilitation home.Bishop Luis Fernandez of the Rafaela diocese announced that an investigation will be carried out to examine what took place earlier this week, when a group of young people were in Eucharistic adoration and saw a substance in the consecrated host that appeared to be blood.On … [Read more...]

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Venezuelan religious call for autonomy among branches of government

Caracas, Venezuela, Apr 8, 2017 / 12:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A group of religious men and women in Venezuela have expressed their concern over the country's political crisis and the lack of autonomy of the branches of the federal government.“As consecrated religious , we invite and accompany our people to demonstrate their will, joined with sound judgement and non-violence, but with forcefulness, so that the arbitrariness leading us to a situation of dictatorship is corrected,” … [Read more...]

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Bishops of Paraguay call for peace after riots, fire at Congress building

AsunciĆ³n, Paraguay, Apr 5, 2017 / 07:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Bishops of Paraguay made an urgent appeal for peace after hundreds of demonstrators set fire to the National Congress building in Asuncion on the night of March 31.In a statement signed March 31, the Paraguayan Bishops' Conference urged that there “be no more wars between brothers! Let us always work for peace!”The violent demonstrations in Asuncion occurred when a group of legislators approved a constitutional … [Read more...]

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Venezuela cardinal says supreme court revisions don’t go far enough

Caracas, Venezuela, Apr 5, 2017 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Shortly after Venezuela's supreme court revised its decision effectively stripping the legislature of its powers this weekend, one of the country's cardinals responded by calling the reversal a mere “cosmetic retouching.”Venezuela's Supreme Court, packed with supporters of president Nicolas Maduro, announced March 29 that it would assume the functions of the National Assembly, where the opposition holds a … [Read more...]

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