Catholics, Orthodox sign agreement on synodality and primacy

Chieti, Italy, Sep 23, 2016 / 04:25 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- At an ecumenical gathering held this week, representatives of the Catholic and Orthodox Churches signed a joint document regarding synodality and primacy during the first millennium.The agreement can point to ways of “resolving problems still existing between Catholics and Orthodox today,” said Msgr. Andrea Palmieri, undersecretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.The 14th plenary session of the Joint … [Read more...]

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Have the right lessons been learned from the financial crisis?

Rome, Italy, Sep 22, 2016 / 12:25 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development has announced in their 2016 report that developing countries are beginning to feel the impact the global economic slowdown resulting from the financial crisis of 2007-08.In response, a close collaborator of one of Pope Francis’ senior Vatican officials has sent a reminder that as the global community looks for solutions, the Christian perspective is to ensure these answers … [Read more...]

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The modern – and little known – miracles of Padre Pio

Rome, Italy, Sep 22, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Known around the globe as simply “Padre Pio,” Saint Pio of Pietrelcina has been called one of the “most active” saints in the Church, and continues to work miracles for those who pray through his intercession.“St. Padre Pio is a pretty powerful intercessor…a priest said to me once that he’s probably one of the most active saints in the Church,” Fr. John Paul Zeller MVFA, told CNA in an … [Read more...]

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What is the ‘beating heart’ of the Church? The Eucharist

Genoa, Italy, Sep 21, 2016 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Eucharist is the source of mercy and the beating heart of the Church, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco of Genoa has said.He was appointed Pope Francis’ special envoy for the Italian National Eucharistic Congress, held in Genoa Sept. 15-18.      “I would say that this congress is the response to a world order without God. It is also a testimony – for the city of Genoa and for the country - that living a good … [Read more...]

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A final farewell to Rome’s exorcist: the funeral of Father Amorth

Rome, Italy, Sep 20, 2016 / 03:53 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Hundreds attended the funeral Mass of Father Gabriele Amorth, the exorcist of the Diocese of Rome, on Monday, following his Sept. 16 death at the age of 91.“He accompanied with great humility, faith, generosity, and charity those who were tormented by the evil one,” and “ and encouraged them on the difficult journey to liberation,” a priest of the International Association of Exorcists said during the Sept. 19 … [Read more...]

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In Assisi, Pope Francis slams ‘paganism of indifference’

Assisi, Italy, Sep 20, 2016 / 10:38 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In efforts for peace, indifference is the greatest sickness of our time, Pope Francis said at an interreligious summit in Assisi on Tuesday.“It is a virus that paralyzes, rendering us lethargic and insensitive, a disease that eats away at the very heart of religious fervor, giving rise to a new and deeply sad paganism: the paganism of indifference.”“We cannot remain indifferent,” he said. “Today the world … [Read more...]

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March for life in Berlin draws thousands

Berlin, Germany, Sep 17, 2016 / 04:42 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- More than 7,500 people took part in the annual March for Life in Berlin on Saturday, under the motto: “No Child is Unsuitable.”The peaceful gathering was organized by the Federal Association for the Right to Life. Participants brandished placards supporting the right to life from conception to natural death.Five bishops took part in the event: Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer of Regensburg, who also celebrated the closing … [Read more...]

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