Filipino Catholics invited to turn off lights for Earth Hour

Manila, Philippines, Mar 18, 2016 / 02:34 pm (CNA).- A Filipino cardinal has encouraged Catholics to support this year’s “Earth Hour,” a global environmental campaign that consists of switching off the lights for one hour this Saturday.Organized by the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF), Earth Hour 2016 is scheduled for March 19. Participants are asked to switch off non-essential lights from 8:30-9:30 p.m. local time as a gesture of commitment to the environment.“Let us … [Read more...]

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A rare glimpse into the lives of Thailand’s Red Nuns

Bangkok, Thailand, Mar 18, 2016 / 06:23 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An American group of cloistered nuns has opened a new monastery to bring their contemplative spirituality to the northeast of Thailand.“Our contribution to the world’s need is prayer,” Sister Joan Claver O.Ss.R, prioress and founder of the new monastery in Thailand, told CNA.Sr. Joan has been a professed nun for 63 years.“We have great admiration for apostolic work like preaching or nursing and family … [Read more...]

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Pakistani diocese opens cause for Shahbaz Bhatti to be declared a martyr

Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Mar 2, 2016 / 04:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Marking the fifth anniverary of the assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti on Wednesday, a Pakistani diocese has opened a process of enquiry towards declaring the late politician a martyr.Bhatti, a Catholic and the only Christian in the Pakistani cabinet, worked as the federal minister for minorities and spoke out against religious persecution, and particularly the misuse of Pakistan's blasphemy laws.He was gunned down by members of … [Read more...]

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Singapore archbishop slams Madonna concert as ‘pseudo-art’

Singapore, Feb 25, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Singapore's music fans can do better than Madonna, the local Catholic archbishop has said.The American pop star will stop in Singapore on Sunday Feb. 28 as part of her “Rebel Heart” tour – and Archbishop William Goh says the concert is “causing a stir” among Catholics and other Christians.In response, he urged the faithful to reflect on how Christianity offers a contrasting vision of the arts and the … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis had a special message for the Eucharistic congress in the Philippines

Cebu, Philippines, Feb 1, 2016 / 07:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis’ closing message to the 2016 International Eucharistic Congress said that the Eucharist is a consolation for the Catholic – and also a summons to be a missionary to bring God’s mercy to everyone.“Dear friends, may this Eucharistic Congress strengthen you in your love of Christ present in the Eucharist,” he said in a Jan. 31 video message.  “May it be a leaven of reconciliation and … [Read more...]

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Millions turn out for Mass during Eucharistic Congress in the Philippines

Cebu, Philippines, Feb 1, 2016 / 04:42 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Massive crowds estimated in the millions took part in the Masses and liturgical processions of the eight-day International Eucharistic Congress which recently concluded in the Philippines.“We are called to understand, love and assimilate the very love of Jesus… Our lives too must be offered in sacrifice,” Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin said in his Jan. 29 homily.An estimated 1.5 million people attended a … [Read more...]

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In Myanmar, the Good Shepherd sisters celebrate 150 years of mission

Yangon, Burma, Jan 27, 2016 / 01:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A century and a half ago, the Sisters of the Good Shepherd took their mission of evangelization and service to what is now Myanmar, or Burma. This year, they’re celebrating their anniversary jubilee in the country.“The journey of 150 years reminds us to honor the past, celebrating the present and to nurture a legacy of our mission for the future with hope,” Sister Elizabeth Joseph, R.G.S., told CNA Jan. 19.On Jan. 16 … [Read more...]

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