Peruvian president consecrates nation to Sacred Heart, Immaculate Heart

Lima, Peru, Oct 25, 2016 / 06:35 am (CNA/EWTN News).- At the National Prayer Breakfast in Lima, Peru on Friday, the nation’s president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, consecrated the country, his family and himself to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.Taking part in the National Day of Prayer at the Swissôtel in Lima, Kuczynski in his capacity as president offered the prayer of consecration, written by the Mission for the Love of God in the Whole World.“By … [Read more...]

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‘Confess-a-thon’ returns to Colombian mall, draws 120 priests

Bogotá, Colombia, Oct 22, 2016 / 05:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- For two days this week, a shopping mall in Bogota, Colombia was transformed into a “Confess-a-thon,” as 120 priests administered the Sacrament of Reconciliation to shoppers and those passing by.Priests from all over the country flocked to the Gran Estación Mall on Oct. 18-19 for the Confession event. This is the second time that the initiative has taken place. Last October, the first Confess-a-thon was held at the … [Read more...]

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Argentine priest who denounced drug traffickers found dead

San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina, Oct 6, 2016 / 02:45 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A priest in the northern Argentine city of San Miguel de Tucumán who in recent days denounced drug traffickers in his homilies was found dead in his rectory on Wednesday.The body of Father Juan Heraldo Viroche, 46, was found hanged Oct. 5 in his room at Our Lady of the Valley rectory. Police reported finding his belongings scattered on the floor.The court has ordered an autopsy on the priest's body to … [Read more...]

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After Hurricane Matthew strikes Haiti, relief agencies are on the move

Port au Prince, Haiti, Oct 5, 2016 / 03:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Hurricane Matthew caused severe damage and several deaths in Haiti, and relief workers have already started to evaluate the damage.“Catholic Relief Services teams are out today to get a sense of the level of damage in Les Cayes and surrounding areas and to determine the greatest needs,” Catholic Relief Services communications director Kim Pozniak told CNA Oct. 5. “Our response is likely to include distribution of … [Read more...]

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This 81-year-old woman got a ‘Don’t Euthanize Me’ tattoo

Calgary, Canada, Oct 5, 2016 / 02:43 pm (CNA).- An 81-year-old walking into a tattoo shop may sound like the start of a joke, but to Christine Nagel, her new ink is no laughing matter.The Calgary grandmother recently had the words “Don’t euthanize me” tattooed on her arm.“It’s drastic, but this very clearly says, ‘I’m going to live until God’s ready for me’,” she told Canadian news outlet, Globalnews.ca.A devout Christian, Nagel … [Read more...]

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After Colombians reject FARC deal, bishops urge prayers for peace

Bogotá, Colombia, Oct 4, 2016 / 03:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After Colombian voters narrowly rejected a peace deal with the FARC rebels on Sunday, the Archbishop of Tunja encouraged the nation's faithful to “continue to pray and work” for peace, since “before all else, it is a gift, a grace of God.”A peace agreement was signed Sept. 26 to end the 52-year conflict between the Colombian government and the Marxist rebel group, but was submitted to a referendum Oct. 2 to … [Read more...]

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101-year-old woman receives First Communion

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Oct 2, 2016 / 02:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- At 101 years old, Doña Penha has seen quite a bit of life. But the centenarian experienced something new on September 28, as she received her First Communion during Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel nursing home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.For those who witnessed the occasion, it was a great testimony to the love of God.“It was a very beautiful moment that showed us that it is never too late to receive the Eucharist, … [Read more...]

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