Archbishop Shevchuk on the ‘silent war’ no one cares about

Kyiv, Ukraine, May 29, 2016 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- It's a conflict that's been raging in Ukraine for two years, costing thousands of lives and displacing millions of people. But the international community seems to have largely forgotten about it.And as one who's lived in the very heart of the crisis, the leader of Ukraine's Greek Catholic Church has some ideas as to why.“Very often in international society so-called 'rich countries' are very much … [Read more...]

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Cardinal Capovilla remembered as close friend of Saint John XXIII

Bergamo, Italy, May 27, 2016 / 03:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Cardinal Loris Capovilla, St. John XXIII’s personal secretary, died May 26 at the age of 100. He had been the closest collaborator of the sainted “Good Pope John” for ten years.   Pope Francis sent his condolences in a telegram to Bishop Francesco Beschi of Bergamo. He said that Cardinal Capovilla “witnessed the Gospel with joy and served the Gospel with docility, first in the Diocese of Venice, and later with … [Read more...]

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Holy See backs global health goals, says ‘leave no one behind’

Geneva, Switzerland, May 27, 2016 / 12:57 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican has voiced support for global health care goals and has said that Catholic institutions are committed to combating problems like communicable diseases.“The Holy See delegation welcomes the vital emphasis on the dignity of the human person and the strong focus on equity expressed in the pledge that ‘no one will be left behind’,” said Bishop Jean-Marie Mupendawatu.The bishop headed the Holy … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis’ message for Corpus Christi: Let yourself be broken for others

Rome, Italy, May 26, 2016 / 11:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In breaking bread for his disciples Christ gave an example of what it means to allow oneself to be broken for the good of others, Pope Francis said on the feast of Corpus Christi, explaining that it is the Eucharist which gives us the strength to do this.“Jesus was broken; he is broken for us. And he asks us to give ourselves, to break ourselves, as it were, for others,” the Pope said May 26, during his homily for the Mass of … [Read more...]

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Exorcist says there’s a demon that targets the family

Rome, Italy, May 26, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- There's a demon that specializes in attacking the family, said exorcist César Truqui, a priest who participated in a course on exorcism held in Rome last year.Fr. Truqui warned that everything that is harming the family, including divorce, pleases the devil.Speaking to the Italian weekly Tempi in 2015, the priest said that there is “a demon who specializes in the attack on the family, also cited in the story of Tobias, … [Read more...]

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How Catholic leaders are responding to the Queen’s prison reform speech

London, England, May 26, 2016 / 12:26 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic bishops of England and Wales are ready to support the government’s proposed prison reforms outlined in Queen Elizabeth II’s speech to Parliament.“The Church has a strong practical contribution to make. Our chaplains work in every prison throughout England and Wales, and are often at the forefront of supporting prisoners in their rehabilitation,” Bishop Richard Moth of Arundel and Brighton … [Read more...]

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No special treatment for these athletes, but ‘a chance’ to play

Rome, Italy, May 24, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Hundreds of athletes took to the fields in Rome over the weekend for the launch of this year's “Special Olympics European Football Week,” an unique event which saw people both with – and without – intellectual disabilities competing side by side.“This is about the athletes, about their abilities, about giving them a chance,” said Logan Ludwig, deputy supreme knight for the Knights of Columbus, which … [Read more...]

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