Official song of World Youth Day Panama released

Panama City, Panama, Jul 4, 2017 / 08:46 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Monday the Archdiocese of Panama released the official theme song of the next World Youth Day, to be held in Panama Jan. 22-27, 2019.Reflecting the Marian theme of the upcoming international youth gathering, the song is named for the passage in Luke where Mary agrees to be the Mother of God with the words, “Let it be done to me according to your word.”The song was introduced at a special event on July 3 by … [Read more...]

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Doctors say it’s a miracle that toddler survived ninth-floor fall

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jul 2, 2017 / 04:03 pm (CNA).- The doctors at the Children's Hospital in San Miguel, Argentina, find no explanation for the quick recovery of Martin Chain – a three-year-old boy who fell from the ninth floor when he was playing on the balcony of his apartment.The June 7 accident left the boy on the verge of death. However, he only took 20 days to recover and shows no signs of long-term complications.“I was working when I got a voice mail from my … [Read more...]

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Despite rumors, soccer superstar not denied Catholic wedding

Lima, Peru, Jun 30, 2017 / 05:05 pm (CNA).- An Argentine diocesan official has clarified that the local archbishop did not deny a sacramental Catholic wedding to Argentinian soccer player Lionel “Leo” Messi and his girlfriend, Antonella Roccuzzo.   Rather, the archbishop forbid that a Catholic wedding for the couple be celebrated in a casino chapel, per Church norms.   Some reports about the couple’s wedding, such as those from the international sports media company … [Read more...]

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Mexican priest moved to intermediate care after stabbing attack

Mexico City, Mexico, Jun 28, 2017 / 12:07 am (CNA).- Father Miguel Angel Machorro, who was stabbed May 15 at the Mexico City Cathedral, left intensive care and was transferred to the Intermediate Care Area of Angeles Mocel Hospital in Mexico City, according to a June 20 statement by the Archdiocese of Mexico.Fr. Machorro was injured in a knife attack occurring around 6:45 p.m. on May 15, at the end of Mass in the Cathedral. The assailant has been identified as Mexican citizen, Juan René … [Read more...]

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How Catholic culture can thrive on the internet

Quebec City, Canada, Jun 23, 2017 / 01:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Social media can be difficult to navigate, but Catholics can reach out with a content-savvy approach that can truly engage people, young social media professionals told Catholic media leaders on Thursday.“The internet and particular our social media environment have created new genres,” Brantly C. Millegan, founder and editor-in-chief of ChurchPop, said June 22. “ChurchPop was dedicated to zeroing in on these … [Read more...]

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El Salvador’s first cardinal a friend of Blessed Oscar Romero

San Salvador, El Salvador, Jun 21, 2017 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis' decision to elevate Bishop José Gregorio Rosa Chávez is unprecedented: not only is he the first Salvadoran cardinal, he is also the first auxiliary bishop to be given a red biretta.The cardinal-elect, who will receive the honor at a June 28 consistory, is also well-known for his close collaboration with Blessed Oscar Romero, an Archbishop of San Salvador who was martyred in 1980.Bishop Rosa, … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis to visit Chile, Peru in January 2018

Lima, Peru, Jun 19, 2017 / 10:40 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Holy See Press Office announced Monday that Pope Francis will travel to Chile from January 15 to 18 and Peru from January 18 to 21, 2018.In Chile the Holy Father will visit the capital of Santiago, as well as Temuco and Iquique. In Peru, he will visit the capital city of Lima, as well as Puerto Maldonado and Trujillo."The program of the trip will be published in due course," the Vatican statement said.The Archbishop of … [Read more...]

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