India bishops slam ‘brutal’ disruption of Good Friday service

Rome, Italy, Apr 21, 2017 / 10:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- India's Catholic bishops have strongly condemned a violent police disruption of a Good Friday service at a small parish in the south of the country.The Dhalit Catholic community in the village of Sogandi was holding a liturgy for the Passion of the Lord April 14 when they were disrupted by the Tehsildar – local tax and revenue officers – as well as police during the Veneration of the Cross and distribution of Holy … [Read more...]

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How the upcoming canonization affirms the Fatima apparitions

Fatima, Portugal, Apr 21, 2017 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The canonization of Fatima visionaries Francisco and Jacinta Marto has been hailed as an exciting moment for the Church, but the rector of the Marian shrine has said that it bears an even greater significance in terms of putting a spotlight on Our Lady's message.“I think the canonization in a certain way helps to give credibility to the apparitions and to the message of Fatima,” Fr. Carlos Cabecinhas told … [Read more...]

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Vatican cricket club takes interreligious tournament to Fatima

Fatima, Portugal, Apr 19, 2017 / 10:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- St. Peter’s Cricket Club, the Vatican’s cricket team, is traveling to Fatima April 19-22 for an interreligious tournament ahead of the 100th anniversary of the appearance of Our Lady to three shepherd children in the country.The team’s third international tour, the tournament will include Muslim, Hindu, and Jewish teams coming from Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom.It takes place just three weeks before the … [Read more...]

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Can midwives be pro-life? Apparently not in Sweden.

Stockholm, Sweden, Apr 18, 2017 / 02:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Swedish midwife who refused to perform abortions has lost another court decision, but her supporters say the court neglected her freedom of conscience.“The desire to protect life is what leads many midwives and nurses to enter the medical profession in the first place,” said Robert Clarke, Director of European Advocacy for ADF International. “Instead of forcing desperately needed midwives out of their profession, … [Read more...]

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Syrian nun awarded by US will back any leader who brings peace

Rome, Italy, Apr 15, 2017 / 12:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As the conflict in Syria rages on, a Salesian nun honored by the White House as a “Woman of Courage” said that no matter who is in charge, as long as they work for peace they have her vote.“I like anyone that can help me achieve peace, whether it's Assad or President Trump, or whoever can support us in peace,” Sister Carolin Tahhan Fachakh told reporters April 11.The nun said that in her opinion, there is … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis reflects on sin, Christ’s mercy at Stations of the Cross

Rome, Italy, Apr 14, 2017 / 04:53 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis presided over the Stations of the Cross at Rome’s Colosseum on Good Friday, asking Christ’s forgiveness for the ways we may have fallen short, and imploring the grace to do better in the future.“O Christ our only Savior, we come back to you again this year with eyes downcast with shame and with a heart full of hope,” the Pope prayed April 14.“We ask you to break the chains that hold us prisoners … [Read more...]

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This baby’s life support can be pulled without parental consent, UK judge rules

London, England, Apr 11, 2017 / 03:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Charlie Gard is an 8 month old in the United Kingdom who has been fighting for his life against a rare disease.His parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, wanted to keep him on life support and transport him to the United States in order to try an experimental treatment.But on Tuesday, a High Court judge ruled that it was in the child’s best interest for doctors to withdraw life support from Charlie and place him strictly on … [Read more...]

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