How Pope Francis inspired a Thailand parish to plant 800 trees

Bangkok, Thailand, Jun 8, 2016 / 12:36 am (CNA).- Inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical on caring for creation, and concerned by environmental threats around them, Catholic parishioners in Thailand are planting hundreds of new trees.“Pope Francis has enlightened us and appealed to us in his encyclical ‘Laudato Sì’ for collective action and bold cultural revolution to tackle environmental issues,” said Father Daniel Khuan Thinwan.“As pastors … [Read more...]

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LA archdiocese prays novena as assisted suicide law looms

Los Angeles, Calif., Jun 7, 2016 / 06:18 am (CNA/EWTN News).- California’s assisted suicide bill will go into effect on June 9, and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is fighting back — with prayer.On June 1, Auxiliary Bishop David G. O’Connell celebrated Mass at Santa Teresita, a home for seniors in need of assisted living and nursing services. The Mass marked the beginning of a call to nine days of prayer and fasting for the elderly, disabled and terminally ill.“This is … [Read more...]

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Guam archdiocese receives administrator after bishop accused of abuse

Hagatna, Guam, Jun 6, 2016 / 04:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After sex abuse and other allegations were leveled against Guam's archbishop, Pope Francis on Monday appointed a Vatican official to be the local Church's apostolic administrator while an investigation is carried out.On June 6, Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-Fai, secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, was appointed apostolic administrator “sede plena” of the Archdiocese of Agaña, which serves … [Read more...]

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This bishop in India is donating his kidney to save a Hindu life

Palai, India, Jun 1, 2016 / 11:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Syro-Malabar Catholic bishop from the southern Indian state of Kerala has a special way to celebrate the Year of Mercy: he is donating his kidney to save a young Hindu man battling for his life.“I have no anxiety about the surgery, and it’s only a simple sacrifice for a fellow being,” Bishop Jacob Muricken, 52, told CNA. He is an auxiliary bishop of the Sryo-Malabarese Diocese of Palai.He will donate his kidney to … [Read more...]

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The Philippine president-elect’s shocking insult to Catholic bishops

Manila, Philippines, May 26, 2016 / 04:25 pm (CNA).- The president-elect of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, recently described the country's bishops as corrupt and “sons of whores” for allegedly resorting to seeking favors from politicians.During a May 20 press conference, the president-elect described the Catholic Church as “the most hypocritical institution” and insulted the Filipino bishops: “You sons of whores, aren't you ashamed? You ask for so many … [Read more...]

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Indian Foreign Minister: Fr. Tom is safe, soon to be released

New Dehli, India, May 19, 2016 / 01:23 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Fr. Tom Uznunnalil, the Indian Salesian priest kidnapped by extremists in March is alive and close to being released, according to Indian government officials.AsiaNews reported Wednesday that Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj of India has said that Fr. Tom is “safe and that the "last efforts (are being made to) ensure his release."The Asian news source also reports that the priest is not in the hands of the Islamic … [Read more...]

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Why many women in China won’t celebrate Mother’s Day

Rome, Italy, May 8, 2016 / 04:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Mothers across the globe are celebrating Mother’s Day today with their husbands and children. But for many women in China, Mother’s Day is a haunting reminder of the cost of their country’s harsh reproductive laws.While abortion rates in China have in the past been numbered at 13 million per year, according to the State Department’s Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2015, the real number is almost … [Read more...]

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