New Sodalit report details severe sexual, psychological abuse

Lima, Peru, Feb 14, 2017 / 03:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A two-part report made public on Tuesday detail sexual, physical and psychological abuses committed by members of the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae, both those who have left the community and those who remain in it.In addition to the movement’s founder, Luis Fernando Figari, four other Sodalits were reported to have sexually abused minors. The report named the other offenders, none of whom are still part of the community.Seven of the … [Read more...]

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New Sodalit report details severe sexual, psychological abuse

Lima, Peru, Feb 14, 2017 / 03:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A two-part report made public on Tuesday detail sexual, physical and psychological abuses committed by members of the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae, both those who have left the community and those who remain in it.In addition to the movement’s founder, Luis Fernando Figari, four other Sodalits were reported to have sexually abused minors. The report named the other offenders, none of whom are still part of the community.Seven of the … [Read more...]

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Mexico City constitution blasted for excluding right to life

Mexico City, Mexico, Feb 8, 2017 / 10:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic weekly of the Archdiocese of Mexico City criticized the city’s new constitution, saying that “it does not recognize what is most valuable for any human being, even from the maternal womb, the dignity of life.”In their editorial published Feb. 5, Desde la Fe described the new constitution as “an illegitimate document, hasty, a recipe of ideologies and juridical absurdities.”The voting on … [Read more...]

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This surfing school in Chile was created for kids with Down syndrome

Santiago, Chile, Feb 7, 2017 / 01:58 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sundays, Felipe Pereira is full of enthusiasm. That’s because on Sundays, the 21-year-old goes to Paradise Beach to enjoy the sea along with his friends and to learn how to surf.For children and young adults with mental disabilities, this is more than a sport. It is the Waves of Hope free surfing school, based in northern Chile’s Antofagasta region.The school is directed by Chilean surfing enthusiasts Claudio Morales, … [Read more...]

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Archbishop: There’s a ‘bloodbath’ going on in Venezuela

Caracas, Venezuela, Jan 31, 2017 / 02:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- When asked by a reporter about the threat of civil war in his country, Archbishop Ubaldo Santana of Maracaibo responded starkly: “there is already a bloodbath of considerable proportions in Venezuela.”“We're talking about 30,000 people murdered a year, and if we don't manage to find peaceful ways to understand each other, that number can increase,” he said in a recent interview.Archbishop Santana, … [Read more...]

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Mexican archbishop: We need to ask emigrants for forgiveness

Morelia, Mexico, Jan 31, 2017 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The head of an archdiocese in the western Mexican state of Michoacan has said the country needs to seek forgiveness for failing to provide for its people who seek a better life in the United States.“We have to ask the migrants for forgiveness because they couldn't find job opportunities or adequate conditions in Mexico for  their families to get ahead,” Archbishop Carlos Garfias Merlos of Morelia told the weekly … [Read more...]

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Quebec cardinal pledges solidarity, prayer for victims of mosque attack

Quebec City, Canada, Jan 30, 2017 / 05:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The deadly mosque attack in Quebec on Sunday prompted massive grief from the city's cardinal, and pledges to support the victims and their families.“Whether we are Christians or not, an act of violence such as that experienced at the Great Mosque of Quebec touches us all,” Cardinal Gerald Cyprien Lacroix of Quebec City said Monday from Rome. “Hatred is the darkest expression of our humanity.”“The … [Read more...]

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