Elderly priest beaten at his home in Spain by masked men

Madrid, Spain, Feb 24, 2017 / 03:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Fr. Arturo Lopez, a 77 year-old priest, was brutally beaten by three masked men during an assault at the rectory of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church in the town of Coslada in Madrid Province, Spain.The three unidentified men tied up and assaulted Fr. Lopez when they entered the house to steal valuables and money on Feb. 22 around 8:50 p.m. local time. The assailants used a rope to bind the priest in one of the rooms.One of the men … [Read more...]

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Elderly Spanish priest beaten during rectory robbery

Madrid, Spain, Feb 24, 2017 / 02:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Fr. Arturo López, 77, was brutally beaten by three masked men during an assault on Wednesday at the rectory of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church in Coslada, a city in Spain's Community of Madrid.The three unidentified men tied up and assaulted Fr. Lopez when they entered his rectory Feb. 22 to steal valuables and money around 8:50 pm. The criminals used a rope to bind the priest in one of the rooms.One of the assailants … [Read more...]

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This doctor is 92 years-old – and she’s delivered over 7,000 babies

Rome, Italy, Feb 24, 2017 / 03:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Obstetrician Maria Pollacci holds a very special record.She's delivered 7,642 babies and after a 72-year career – despite now being 92 years-old – is still receiving newborns coming into the world in Padavena, a small town in northern Italy.Dr. Pollacci considers her work to be “the most beautiful in the world,” and calls it a true “mission.”“It's an occupation that you have to do with … [Read more...]

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This 110-year-old nun got birthday greetings from Pope Francis

Florence, Italy, Feb 23, 2017 / 06:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- She is one of the oldest religious sisters in the world, but this week, she turned 110 years young. Despite her advanced age, Sister Candida Bellotti retains the enthusiasm of a young woman. On Monday, Feb. 20, she celebrated her 110th birthday and received a special message from Pope Francis.“To the Reverend Sister Candida Bellotti, Sister Minister of the Sick, who with gratitude to God is celebrating her 110th birthday, … [Read more...]

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Catholic doctors protest French law banning ‘misleading’ pro-life websites

Paris, France, Feb 22, 2017 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An international group of Catholic physicians is protesting a law passed by France's parliament last week sanctioning pro-life websites that aim to dissuade women from abortion by using “misleading claims.”The law constitutes “a clear violation of the freedom of expression and cannot be approved, especially when it comes from a country which prides herself on being tolerant, broad-minded, and always fighting in the … [Read more...]

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World’s oldest Dominican Sister dies at age 110

Paris, France, Feb 21, 2017 / 02:36 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A French diocese announced that Dominican Sister Marie Bernardette, the oldest sister in her order, passed away last week at 110 years of age.The religious sister died Feb. 13, according to the Diocese of Aire-et-Dax, France.Funeral rites for the beloved sister were held in the monastery chapel in the town of Dax where she lived. Sister Marie Bernardette had turned 110 on January 5. She would have been a religious sister for 90 years … [Read more...]

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London choir aims to bring sacred music from the Masses…to the masses

London, England, Feb 21, 2017 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- You may recognize the sound of the London Oratory Schola Cantorum Boys Choir from epic motion picture soundtracks like The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, or The Phantom of the Opera. But the heart of the world-renowned Schola, which includes voices of boys ages 7-18, has always been liturgical music. Now, the boys choir hopes to bring the sacred tradition of Renaissance liturgical music to a wider audience with their … [Read more...]

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