These Argentinian nuns are accused of helping hide $9 million

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jul 23, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Four nuns in Argentina are being investigated by Church officials after allegedly helping a former government official hide up to $9 million in cash and jewels in their convent.Jose Lopez, who was in the cabinet of former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, was arrested in June outside the monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima. A neighbor had allegedly seen Lopez throwing plastic bags of money over a … [Read more...]

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Reports emerge of teens convulsing from ‘Charlie Charlie’ game

Bogotá, Colombia, Jul 15, 2016 / 06:24 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Colombian news outlet has reported convulsions and other strange behaviors in 22 local teenagers who allegedly played “Charlie Charlie,” a simplified version of Ouija that became popular a year ago.The game consists of a pair of pencils or pens, a piece of paper and the invocation of a demonic spirit named “Charlie” who answers “yes” or “no” to questions put to him.Several days ago, … [Read more...]

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Venezuelan government blasted for blocking Church aid

Caracas, Venezuela, Jul 12, 2016 / 12:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A top Venezuelan prelate slammed president Nicolás Maduro's lack of “moral authority” in calling for peace while preventing the Church and other institutions from relieving the country's severe food crisis.“The interests of the government are not the interests of the country,” said Archbishop Diego Padrón of Cumaná, who heads the Venezuelan Conference of Catholic Bishops.The … [Read more...]

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Fatima visionary predicted ‘final battle’ would be over marriage, family

Mexico City, Mexico, Jul 8, 2016 / 03:33 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Sister Lucia dos Santos, one of the three children who witnessed the Marian apparitions at Fatima, died in 2005. But before her death, she predicted that the final battle between Christ and Satan would be over marriage and the family.So says Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, who reports that the visionary sent him a letter with this prediction when he was Archbishop of Bologna, Italy.This reported statement by Sister Lucia, expressed … [Read more...]

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Fatima visionary predicted ‘final battle’ would be over marriage, family

Mexico City, Mexico, Jul 8, 2016 / 03:33 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Sister Lucia dos Santos, one of the three children who witnessed the Marian apparitions at Fatima, died in 2005. But before her death, she predicted that the final battle between Christ and Satan would be over marriage and the family.So says Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, who reports that the visionary sent him a letter with this prediction when he was Archbishop of Bologna, Italy.This reported statement by Sister Lucia, expressed … [Read more...]

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Prison inmates in Argentina paint statue of Virgin Mary

La Plata, Argentina, Jul 8, 2016 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A local bishop in Argentina blessed a statue of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, which had been recently painted by inmates at Batán prison.The statue, located next to the prison warden’s office, was blessed at a June 24 ceremony with Bishop Antonio Marino of Mar del Plata.“Make us who enjoy the gift of freedom instruments of peace, unity, mercy, tolerance and justice to our brothers deprived of freedom. … [Read more...]

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In Rio, cardinal invites homeless to help celebrate his birthday

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jun 30, 2016 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Rio de Janeiro's Cardinal Orani Tempesta celebrated his 66th birthday with a special visit: he spent his time with a group of homeless people.On June 22, after a previous birthday celebration, the cardinal went out at night around 11:00 p.m. to the downtown area to meet some homeless people and to celebrate his birthday with them, the Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro reported.“The cardinal offered gifts, blankets, milk … [Read more...]

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